The Blue Economy Accelerator

This accelerator program focus on Blue economy startups from Africa tackling the greatest opportunities and challenges in Africa. This is a 3 month accelerator 

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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.

 

Relevant sectors

  • Aquaculture 
  • Cold Chain logistics 
  • Maritime and shipping 
  • Tourism 
  • Security and Data

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

  • 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.
  • BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS SALES OPPORTUNITIES
    The program will support entrepreneurs access market linkages through B2B opportunities with leading businesses in the sector.
  • 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
  • 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

Call for application opens 10th of May 2021