Blue Economy Accelerator

The accelerator program focuses on Blue economy startups from Africa tackling the greatest opportunities and challenges in the sector. Our mission is to reshape the way the Blue Economy is done in Africa by supporting innovative solutions. In short, we want to grow Africa’s Blue economy sector in a digital, sustainable and inclusive way.

The program is designed to support women and youth-owned, ocean-based enterprises to sustain business growth through facilitating access to financing, business support, and technology adoption. We see a need for ecosystem building in Africa and hope to play a role in driving the Blue economy sector forward

The 3 month program focus on supporting the startups in these areas:

BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS SALES OPPORTUNITIES

The program will support entrepreneurs access market linkages through B2B opportunities with leading businesses in the sector.

ADAPTIVE LEARNING

Entrepreneurs will undergo an intensive period of business evaluation and diagnosis. The curriculum is then tailored to meet the unique needs of each company.

ACCESS TO SEED CAPITAL

The program will groom participants to have the necessary tools and skills to secure investment from a pre-selected pool of investors. The program focus on two categories of investors focusing on early stage funding of up to $100,000 USD or seed funding which ranges up to $500,000 USD

PERSONALIZED COACHING

Experienced coaches will facilitate scheduled or need-based mentorship to provide personalized attention in addressing each company’s needs. Coaches also support tailoring growth strategies and pathways

We are looking for startups in:

  • Aquaculture
  • Cold chain logistics
  • Climate action
  • Maritime and shipping
  • Tourism
  • Digital solutions
  • Security and Data

FAQ's

Absolutely none! we do not charge any application fees.

The program will run for three months while the application window will close on 29th August 2021.

  • This program opens a door of opportunities for your startup, from Networking to practical lessons on how to run your business, you will be able to build relationships and tap into a sea of knowledge that will last your more than three months! 
  • Ensure you click the application button below and be part of change agents reshaping the way the Blue Economy is done in Africa!

What are you waiting for? APPLY NOW!

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