1on1 mentoring with a dedicated expert that has been selected based on individual startup needs
ONLINE, GLOBAL • INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRAM • ENERGY
Finding innovative solutions to support lower-income communities in Africa
January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Seedstars and Shell Foundation have joined forces to look for sustainable, scalable and innovative working towards access to energy, sustainable agriculture* and mobility.
The objective of this program is to support, catalyse and train early-stage (seed) tech startups addressing challenges related to access to energy (household energy, energy for business, energy nexus), sustainable agriculture (value chain innovations improving access to finance, technology, market or knowledge) or sustainable mobility (safe rural and last-mile mobility for people and goods) in Africa.
Boost your impact!
Boost your impact on African communities and make agriculture, mobility and energy industries more sustainable.
All applications must comply with the following criteria.
The startup must have an existing solution with less than 4 years of existence (average 2 y.o.)
Must act within the following sectors: Mobility, Transportation, Energy, & Agriculture*
Must be an early-stage startup (seed stage with a MVP - minimum viable product)
Must have operations based in Africa
Must show initial traction and/or be generating revenue
Have raised less than $1M USD in investment to date
Launch of open call
19 November 2020
Close of applications
20 December 2020
Announcement of Selected Startups
Investment Readiness Program
Feb - April 2021
Selected startups will receive access to a 3-month investment-readiness program that includes:
Shell Foundation is a charity, founded by Shell in 2000, that creates and scales business solutions to enhance access to energy and affordable transport. They exist to serve the low-income communities most affected by these issues.MORE DETAILS