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
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
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.
4. Name of program: Kaspersky Open Innovations Program
Who applies: tech startups involved in cybersecurity
Benefits: ‘turn your startup into a global company’