Safaricom, M-PESA Africa and Sumitomo Corporation launch Spark Accelerator Program

20 Jan 2024

Safaricom, M-PESA Africa, and Sumitomo Corporation are extending an extraordinary opportunity to early-stage African tech startups: the Spark Accelerator. This three-month program is designed to empower your venture and accelerate its growth, offering a transformative blend of training, mentorship, funding, and go-to-market support.

Elevate Your Venture to New Heights:

  • Receive expert guidance: Benefit from a network of seasoned professionals who understand market dynamics and emerging technologies.
  • Gain access to unparalleled reach: Embed your mini-apps within Safaricom's M-PESA Super App, reaching over 4 million users. Further expand your impact across M-PESA Africa's eight markets, connecting with over 60 million customers and 5 million businesses.
  • Tap into global expertise: Leverage Sumitomo Corporation's extensive business experience to create innovative solutions and propel the African startup ecosystem forward.
  • Secure crucial funding: Pitch to Safaricom, partner venture capital firms, and other potential investors on Demo Day.
  • Forge lasting partnerships: Collaborate with iHUB, Africa's leading innovation hub, and renowned technology partners Vodacom and AWS.

Applications Open Now:

The window to ignite your tech dream is open from January 12th to February 16th, 2024. Apply through the Spark Accelerator website and seize this chance to transform your vision into reality.

Join us in igniting innovation across Africa. Apply today and let your startup spark a brighter future. Start Here


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