SMEs and Ventures

Trending Programs on Venture Capital for Africa VC4A

Future of Work Africa 2021

The IFC-supported program by Village Capital accelerates scaling startups that help young people find jobs, build careers, and prepare for the future of work. Mentorship engagement and peer collaboration are some of the various benefits offered.

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SDG Impact Accelerator

In its second cycle, the SDGia program is looking for ideas and startups from around the globe, that improve financial inclusion in Bangladesh and digital agriculture in Uganda. The program offers implementation support, a global network and equity-free grants to selected participants.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Safety and Immunization Monitoring

The COVID-19 Vaccine challenge series by the Asian Development Bank invites startups worldwide to submit their solutions that leverage digital technologies to implement safe administration and tracking of the COVID-19 vaccines. Winning solutions receive USD 50K to support implementation.

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Women Business Accelerator

A 4-week program for female founders in Somaliland to master essential business skills, become part of Innovate Ventures’ extensive alumni network and stand a chance to receive up to USD 20K investment.

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Startup Grind Global Conference 2021

The 2021 Global Conference is uniting over 15,000 global startups, investors, innovators, students, and speakers from around the world to a new 4-day virtual event to discuss disruptive innovations, tech for good and the future of work amongst other topics.

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The Future of Retail: Ariel Navarro, CoFounder of OneCart

In its first episode this year, Startup Grind is inviting to a fireside chat with Ariel Navarro, Co-Founder and COO of OneCart to discuss the future of retail. Today, 3 years after its launch, OneCart operates across the country and provides employment for over 500 people.

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