Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a leading accelerator focused on high-growth startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies.
The accelerator is anchored by leading corporate sponsors Old Mutual, RCS, BNP Paribas, Nedbank and PwC that will support and grow the program and selected startups. Global sponsor being Amazon Web Services.
Watch the Startupbootcamp Cape Town Demo Day 2017 video, showcasing 10 of the top African startups that are already changing and shaping the future of the continent. After three months of challenge and hard work, our cohort will be ready to tell their story and showcase their ventures to the world.
The 10 companies taking the stage have showcased some of the most innovative technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Insurtech, Cross-border Payments, Social impact and more!
We invited everyone to attend, meet the startups and network with hundreds of investors, mentors, corporate sponsors, Startupbootcamp Program Directors from around the globe, and the African tech ecosystem.
Over the 3 months program, 10 selected high potential startups from across the globe have accelerated their companies with the help of our team of first-class entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. In 3 months, the selected teams have achieved what normally would take you 18 months, by leveraging direct access to key contacts in the industry.
We provided each team with €15,000, access to 100+ highly engaged mentors from the FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech industries, free office space, and access to funding from a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms.
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Key Focus Areas
Authentication & Identity Management
Capital Markets & Asset Management
Jul 10 - 11
The 10 most promising startups selected from the applications, will be invited to present their innovative ideas to the Startupbootcamp team, fellow entrepreneurs and corporates. Startups will have the opportunity to receive mentor feedback, network with corporates and learn more about the Cape Town-based Startupbootcamp accelerator program. If you’re a startup, we encourage you to apply now.
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Why join the program?
An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
Perks & Discounts
More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Ideal Test MarketCapeTown has a vibrant startup ecosystem. With one of the world's best emerging economies, a high percentage of English speakers, Cape Town is fast becoming one of the most attractive startup hubs in the world. South Africa is the ideal test market to trial new technology and understand customer needs and wants. The public is fast becoming technology oriented, and fast and reliable connectivity is making its mark on the homes in and around Cape Town. The Mother City that is fast becoming the best place to grow your startup.
Startupbootcamp NXTUpon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.
What we ask in returnIn return, Startupbootcamp gets 8% equity in each company. We don't take board seats, and we don't get preferred shares. We strive to be the world's most useful co-founders.