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The Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator Program is a six months milestone based accelerator program focusing on validation and scalability.

The Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator ensures the investment readiness of your startup and connects you with the right angel and diaspora investors.

Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator Kenya

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in Partnership with BDO EA and Pangea is exited to announce the launch of the ShelterTech 2018 program in Kenya. Habitat for Humanity is a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries; they started the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter to advance market-based solutions for affordable shelter around the world. 

The program will provide support to 30 startups working in the area of energy, water, and general housing construction technology, and will work to grow their businesses, connect with mentors and advisors, and gain exposure to investors.

Access to water, energy and housing is not only a universal human right; these are also basic needs that must be met for nations to develop. While the Kenyan government has made substantial strides in improving access to basic utilities, there remains an enormous market potential to provide cheaper, smarter solutions for marginalized populations that have limited access to adequate utility and housing infrastructure.

The mission of this program is to find, train and support the most promising entrepreneurs addressing challenges in housing, water and sustainable energy for marginalized Kenyan populations.

EXAMPLE SECTORS WE ARE TARGETING

Energy: Startups increasing access to energy for underserved communities, improving the adoption of clean technologies, or startups creating new business models for households or businesses to manage their energy consumption.

Water: Startups increasing access to potable water, providing innovative water management tools and processes, or building new products for households or business that conserve water resources or combat water pollution.

Housing: Startups disrupting the housing industry with alternative building supplies that value resource conservation, improve access to low-income housing, or improve the quality and living conditions of people in underserved areas such as improved sanitation.

WHO YOU ARE

Impact Driven Early Stage Startups: Your idea is unique and scalable.

Pre-Revenue & Revenue Companies: You have either generated some income or in the process of doing so.

Potential To Create Employment: Your project will create jobs in your community.

Passionate Team: You believe in your project and work hard to reach your goals.

SECTORS

FINTECH – AGRIBUSINESS- GREEN INITIATIVES – EDUCATION – HEALTHCARE – AND MANY MORE

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Validation and Scalability: Get the skills and tools you need to validate and scale your business.

Mentoring: Tap in to a pool of experience and expertise from the angel investor and diaspora communities in Europe, US and Africa. Learn from succesful entrepreneurs, angel investors and experts. 

Management and Operation: Learn how to run the daily operational activities of your business

Access investors: As a startup, having the right investment and competence partner is a crucial aspect of growing your business. At Pangeaa, we match you with best investors to accelerate your company.

WE CONNECT AFRICAN STARTUPS WITH COMPETENCE, NETWORK & CAPITAL

 
What do startups get out of the program?
• Dedicated expertise to help you reach the potential in your team, business model and market strategy

• Matchmaking to connect you to capital and investors to scale your company

• Opportunity to get up to $50 000 in funding

• Working with other people going through the same challenges makes a huge difference

ENTREPRENEURS MAKE THEMSELVES

No one is born an entrepreneneur, the ones that succeed are the ones who work hard, are willing to learn from their mistakes, and most importantly, they are passionate about what they do.

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1. Fill in Application Form

2. Upload Company Presentation

Create your company presentation and save it in PDF. It should contain your Market, Business Model, Team and Value Proposition.

3. Send in Application!

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Selected participants will be announced on the 5th of November.

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