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We have been committed to share with our audience and entrepreneurs any opportunity that comes our way. Below are some of the funding opportunities for this month of May. Social entrepreneurs in particular should seize these opportunities.

Last Updated: 30 May, 2018

Merck Accelerator Cape Town Satellite Program

Coverage: Pan-African

Details: Are you an early stage start-up based in Southern Africa? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation and would like to run a collaboration project with Merck to solve real-life problems? Is your startup innovation related to Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Performance Materials and our innovation focus areas? Read for more details…

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme – Autumn 2018

Coverage: Kenya

Details: The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. Read for more details…

AfricArena Nairobi Ecosystem Challenge

Coverage: Kenya

Details: We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Kenya to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town on November 15 and 16, 2018. Read for more details…

2018 Innovation Justice Awards

Funding Amount: 20,000 Euro (24 million Kenya Shillings) per startup

Coverage: Kenya Only

Details: The 2018 Innovation Justice Awards is for those who have a passion for social entrepreneurship. The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law, HiiL, will be funding projects, ideas and startups that seek to ensure access to justice for those in need. Read for more details…

Application Deadline: 31 May 2018 at midnight East African Time

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Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator

Coverage: North, East or Southern Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Sectors: Agribusiness, Education, Healthcare, Water, sanitation and hygiene

Details: Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator is organized by Ashoka Africa to support social entrepreneurs. It aims at helping social entrepreneurs in refining their business model as well as become investment ready. At the end of the program, participants will pitc their project to potential investors. Read for more details…

Application Deadline: 21 May 2018

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STARTUPBOOTCAMP ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Coverage: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sectors: All Sectors

Based in: Cartel House 113 Loop Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Details: This is a 3-month accelerator program is out to help ambitious early stage startups to grow in their relevant industries. Read for more details…

Application Deadline: 24 May 2018

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