• Seedstars Accelerator

    Tanzania

    May - July

  • Seedstars Accelerator Tanzania

    May - July | Seedspace Dar es Salaam

    A three-month sector-agnostic equity-free acceleration program focused on early-stage startups in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The program is driven by lean and growth methodologies to help startups scale faster and hit your next investment milestone quicker.

     

    Startups will have access to local and international mentors, guided workshops, one on one sessions, introductions to business and investor networks, and targeted training and assistance. Apart from the mentorship, the best performer will receive an investment of up to USD 20,000 from Seedstars at the Demo Day.

     

    Participants will have increased investment readiness and the opportunity to receive funding from the program partners.

  • Program Timeline

    1

    Deadline for Applications

    20 April

    2

    Program

    Kick Off

    7th May

    3

    Demo

    Day

    31 July

  • Benefits You'll Enjoy

    Tailored program

    This equity-free program provides you with tailored content aimed at a 360 review of your business, a product-market fit analysis and preparation for growth foundations.

    Global Network

    Thanks to wide network of Seedstars in 60+ emerging markets, you will be able to build relationships and partnerships beyond borders.

     

    Expertise & Support

    You will receive all the tools and know-how to boost your business growth as well as prepare for the next fundraising round and international expansion.

  • 3 months program

    20+ local and international mentors

    Investment Readiness and Access to

    Follow-On Investment

  • Submission Criteria

    We are looking for ventures with a strong founding team and international scalability.

    1

    Functional Prototype or Minimum Viable Product

     

    2

    Regional or

    International Scalability

    3

    Initial Traction (ideally with 

    paying users)

    4

    First-time Entrepreneurs

    (20-35 years old)

  • Applications are now closed.

  • Mentors

    With over 3000 experts in our network, we can tap into professionals from all sectors, industries, and regions.

    Founder

    Hub26

    Head of Startup Relations

    TNW

    Acceleration Manager

    CTO

    Code for Africa

    Program Officer

    Segal Family Foundation

    Private Investor & ICT Business Development

    Turkey

    Founder and Chairman

    Thev Consulting

    Founder & CEO

    Bongo Live

    Former Marketing & Strategy

    Uber - Nordics

    Program Director - Tanzania

    D-Tree International

    Technical Program Specialist

    Palladium

    Incubation Manager

    TechBridge Invest

    Head of Growth & EIR

    Seedstars

    Head of Partnership, Asia

    Seedstars

    Hub Director

    Ifakara Health Institute

    Innovation Consultant & Design Thinking Expert

    Tanzania Hub, UN-WFP

    Management Consultant

    GIS Conseils SARL

    More Coming Soon

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  • Portfolio

    Here is a portfolio of the Startups from the current batch.

    FoodTech

     

    A food delivery platform that connects restaurants and customers online via website and App.

     

    Country: Tanzania

    Jobs Creation.

     

    Toolboksi is a technology platform that provides informal sector workers with consistent work opportunities and access to upskilling.

     

    Country: Tanzania

    Agri-Tech

     

    Phema Agri is a digital marketplace for agriculture investments linking farmers looking for working capital loans to investors.

     

    Country: Tanzania

    Recycling

    Scrapays is an intersection between Recycling, Technology and Finance

    We use tech, backed with payment compensation to facilitate recycling

     

    Country: Nigeria

    FinTech

    Nilipe is a robust dynamic platform bridging the gap between services and customers by transforming the payment experience

     

    Countries: Tanzania

    Prop-Tech

    We help Property Managers and Owners to efficiently collect rent in a convenient and scalable manner via web and mobile apps.

     

    Countries: Tanzania

    Ed-Tech

    SmartClass is a digital tutoring marketplace that connects learners to the very qualified tutors.

     

    Countries: Tanzania, Kenya

  • Alumni

    Here is a portfolio of the Startups from our previous batch.

    Future of work

     

    Worknasi lets people and entrepreneurs list share, rent, book and manage shared office spaces, coworking spaces, fully serviced office space, conference &

    meeting rooms.

     

    Country: Tanzania

    FoodTech

    Making the mobile commerce technology ecosystem more inclusive and
    accessible in Africa.

     

    Countries: Botswana & Tanzania

    Agri-Tech

     

    Kilimo Fresh is a B2B E-commerce produce distribution platform linking Smallholder farmers and produce buyers to fair & reliable market.

     

    Country: Tanzania

    Health-Tech

     

    MedDuka is a Scan-Based Trading (SBT) platform and mobile point of sale

    solution for hospital & retail pharmacies.

     

    Country: Uganda

    Agripoa

    Agri-Tech

    Climate Smart Agriculture and data-driven Farm
    Management System that lets a farmer manage his farm by making the right
    decisions at the right time.

     

    Country: Tanzania

  • Team

    General Manager

    Seedspace Dar es Salaam

    Program Manager

    Seedstars Accelerator - Tanzania

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Seedstars Accelerator - Tanzania

  • Coworking, from home

    Batch companies would be provided free use of Seedspace Dar es Salaam address as their companies address for the entire period of the program.

  • Enablers and Supporters

    Seedstars

    Seedstars

    Seedstars is a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high growth startups within these ecosystems. Through different activities, that range from startup scouting to company building and acceleration programs, the team has built the most powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, corporations and government officials from 65+ fast-growing economies around the globe. Seedstars group includes Seedstars World, a worldwide startup competition, sourcing the top talent in technology and entrepreneurship in emerging markets; Seedstars Growth, a three month virtual acceleration program; Seedspace, a network of coworking and co-living spaces now in 15+ countries and Seedstars Academy, a six months intensive training for aspiring local entrepreneurs on how to build sustainable businesses.

    Development Innovations (USAID)

    DGGF & the Seed Capital and Business Development (SC&BD) facility

    Supporter

    The DGGF ‘Investment Fund Local SMEs’ is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to improve the access to finance for ‘missing middle’ SMEs in selected DGGF countries. The ‘missing middle’ refers to entrepreneurs whose financing needs are neither served by microfinance nor by conventional capital market players. To enhance the chances of young and first-time entrepreneurs and improve the conduciveness of their operating ecosystems, the SC&BD facility seeks to support local capacity building initiatives and improve their quality, accessibility, and affordability.

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