Ghanaian startups who have completed their applications to join the Cohort II of the Telecel Group’s flagship acceleration and investment programme, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) will on January 20, 2022, pitch their innovative solutions at the Impact Hub in Osu, Accra, to a panel of experienced judges and mentors.
Telecommunications company, Telecel Group is bringing its Pan-African tour of Cohort II of the ASIP Accelerator programme powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech to Ghana, after making stops in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Telecel Group ASIP helps to develop new businesses across the continent by working with startups and early-stage companies to define their business strategy and secure funding.
Telecel Group ASIP is backed by angel investors and programme partners including AWS, Google, Microsoft, United Nations, Senegal (DER/FJ), and VC4A who offer the top finalists the opportunity to benefit from approximately USD 750,000 earmarked in both cash and support.
The Executive Deputy of Telecel Group and ASIP Director, Eleanor Azar, has arrived in Accra for the Ghana event and says that Telecel Group remains committed to developing the next generation of Tech businesses and entrepreneurs for the continent.
Launched by Telecel Group in 2019 at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) in its first year offered sponsorship to over 20 African Start-ups in the presence of African ICT Ministers and officials of the United Nations.
The first Cohort was highly successful and had a total of 2,229 entries after which finalists from various African countries went on to pitch in the grand finale in Dakar, Senegal.
Cohort II was launched during the Africa Arena event in November 2021, in Cape Town, South Africa. So far, a total of 1,857 applications have been received from across the continent – with 76 from Ghana. The application will close on January 28, 2022.
Telecel Group ASIP Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp Afritech, created the first virtual programme launched across Africa and has an impressive portfolio of continent-wide startups.