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The Opportunity Desk brings you some of the biggest offers available on the continent right now.

The opportunities listed below offer different things, from funding to mentorship to training and so on. Check them out and see if you can benefit from any.

But before that, read these two quotes:

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.”  – Judith McNaught

“How Much I Missed, Simply Because I Was Afraid Of Missing It.” – Paulo Coelho

1. Name of program: Africa Power Access Accelerator (APAA),

Sponsors: African Power Platform

Who applies: Anyone working on solar PV, hydro, wind, biomass, geothermal, gas, storage and hybrid solutions, utilizing utility, mini-grids, and solar home systems

Benefits: Advice, grants, development funding, equity and debt financing, potential partners, and co-developers

How to apply: Read more about the project here and apply here before June 30

2. Name of program: Inspired Technovation Challenge

Sponsors: Techpoint Africa and the University of Sussex in England

Who applies: Any innovation

Benefits: Postgraduate scholarship worth £6,000 and mentorship

How to apply: Read more about this here and apply here

3. Name of program: American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps

Sponsors: American Express Leadership Academy

Who applies: Social entrepreneurs

Benefits: Mentorship, Bootcamp, training, etc.

How to apply: Read more and apply here

4. Name of program: Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

Sponsors: Kaspersky

Who applies: tech startups involved in cybersecurity

Benefits: ‘turn your startup into a global company’

How to apply: Read more and apply here

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