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Visa Accelerator Program for African entrepreneurs

Visa Accelerator Program for African entrepreneurs is a groundbreaking initiative that connects Africa’s brightest minds with experienced mentors, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled investment opportunities. If your an entrepreneur this is your time to gain a competitive edge with a tailored program covering product design, marketing, finance, sales and more. Receive experts’ guidance and strategic insights to accelerate your startup’s growth and unlock its full potential. Also read Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award by Swiss Foundation.

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Visa Accelerator Program for African entrepreneurs

VISA Accelerator Program overview

Basic information of this program.

EligibilityDetails
Level:Entrepreneurs
Minimum Age:17 and above.
Required GPA:None.
Eligibility Country:All countries.
Gender:All.
Race/Ethnicity:None.
Scholarship Deadline:February 18, 2024.

Requirements for Visa Accelerator Program for African entrepreneurs

Who should apply?

  • Seed to Series A startups with at least an MVP
  • Building a solution addressing one of our themes
  • Market-tested solution that has gained traction
  • Existing operations in Africa or demonstrated commitment to expanding in Africa

Benefits

This are some of the benefits of Visa Accelerator Program for African entrepreneurs:

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  • Knowledge and Expertise: Gain a competitive edge with a tailored program covering product design, marketing, finance, sales and more. Receive experts’ guidance and strategic insights to accelerate your startup’s growth and unlock its full potential.
  • Mentorship: Gain access to 1:1 mentoring from experts and founders in the ecosystem from Africa and beyond. Learn from the experience of others to solve your challenges.
  • Visa Specific Training: Benefit from exclusive Fintech and payment training modules designed by Visa. Enhance your understanding of the fintech landscape, payment ecosystem, and industry best practices. Startups will also get the chance to access Visa’s developer portal and experiment with Visa products and services.
  • Funding: Secure the funding you need to bring your innovative ideas to life. Showcase your startup during the Demo Day and you could be considered for an investment opportunity by Visa, Plug and Play, and our wider Venture Capital community.
  • Partnership Opportunities: Forge powerful partnerships that can drive your startup forward. The program aims to open doors to valuable collaboration opportunities with industry leaders, innovative companies, and strategic partners.
  • Product Perks: Gain access to a wide selection of product perks and discounts from over 100 vendors for a combined offer value of over $200,000 such as AWS with product credits, mentorship and fintech-specific training modules.

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to VISA on forms.office.com to apply

Website:  VISA website

For more details,visit Swiss Re Foundation website

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