Accelerator + Fellowship
Accelerator + Fellowship
Do you have a mature product or business idea and/or a first prototype for the decentralised renewable energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa?
Then our Accelerator is the right place for you!
We have a strong focus on long-term support through continuous coaching by experienced entrepreneurs and building a vibrant startup community.
Become part of our startup community!
To be eligible Startups must fulfill the following criteria:
Your startup must offer a product or service for decentralized solar energy market in sub-Saharan Africa, such as:
- Energy productiun or distribution
- Storage systems
- Energy solutions or services for example for health, education, water, sanitation, consumption, mobility, agriculture, mobility
- Energy-efficient products and services
- Financing solutions
- Measuring and control systems
Type of product / service
Your business idea
- is a development of a new product or service with MVP (not just an idea), or
- an improvement of an existing product / service, or
- you introduce with your startup a known product / service into new markets
Headquarters registered in sub-Saharan Africa
Majority of shares
African residents or Non-Africans living permanently in Africa
No branch or franchise of an international company
At least one of the founders already has at least 2 years of business experience
Company registered, first customers existing and/or pilot project realised
Age of product/service
max. 8 years
The company did not yet receive > 500k euros from investors
Read what some of our Fellows have to say about our Accelerator:
„I have participated now in several startup programmes. Startup|Energy was important for me in a special way: Because the coaches are experienced entrepreneurs who have accompanied me for a long time (and still do!), always very close to my practical needs. The exchange with the other startups also helps a lot. We have now become a real startup community!“
„The Energy Camp was just awesome! The coaching sessions were extremely helpful in improving our business. We particularly also enjoyed the open discussion with other entrepreneurs in the startup space and staying in touch after the Camp.“
„Since we became a Startup|Energy Fellow, we have found new partners thanks to the continued support of the coaches and also an investor. I’m sure we wouldn’t have been mature enough without Startup|Energy.“
„The Energy Camp was a moment for us to meet, share, learn and grow. The openness and brutal honesty environment helped us a lot to think deeper on some aspects of our business. This helped us greatly in understanding our market and building a stronger business.“