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$250,000 up for grabs at Impulse accelerator-sponsored startup challenge

Impulse startup accelerator SoGal Global pitch competition African startup founders

African startups have been called to participate in a 12-week acceleration program that is funded by Impulse startup accelerator in partnership with MassChallenge.

Impulse is a startup accelerator developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).

The two firms have earmarked $250,000 that will be invested in startups that will impress judges.

The competition is global and to participate, you have to be working on either an Agritech or Biotech, Agriculture, nanotech or a mining tech project.

Hicham El Habti, General Secretary of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University was quoted by TechMoran as saying: “We are delighted to see Impulse startup accelerator serve as a catalyst for a large-scale and structuring initiative to create an innovation platform that brings together other corporate partners and transforms the African entrepreneurial scene.”

Aside from cash support, startups will also benefit from mentorship and business coaching programs.

You have up to October 1 to apply. Activities will kick off on January 15, 2020, and the Demo Day will be on April 8, 2020.

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