Star­tups will work along­side lead­ing ener­gy util­i­ties from around the globe to deliv­er cut­ting edge solu­tions and co-cre­ate the future of ener­gy. The pro­gram will focus on work­ing togeth­er to pilot projects, com­mer­cial­ly deploy prod­ucts, facil­i­tate invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, learn­ing and devel­op­ment. Join us in accel­er­at­ing the clean ener­gy transition. 
Hi-Inno­va­tor is an ini­tia­tive of Uganda’s Nation­al Social Secu­ri­ty Fund (NSSF) in part­ner­ship with Mas­ter­card Foun­da­tion and imple­ment­ed by Out­box Ugan­da. The ini­tia­tive is sup­port­ing small and grow­ing busi­ness­es by extend­ing cat­alyt­ic seed fund­ing, build­ing the capac­i­ty of entre­pre­neur­ship sup­port organ­i­sa­tions to pro­vide qual­i­ty tech­ni­cal assis­tance and work­ing with financ­ing insti­tu­tions to unlock afford­able patient cap­i­tal so that they can become more competitive. 
The Stan­dard Char­tered Women in Tech­nol­o­gy Incu­ba­tor, is Africa’s lead­ing incu­ba­tor pro­gramme for female-led and found­ed busi­ness­es. It aligns with calls for more diver­si­ty in tech­nol­o­gy, entre­pre­neur­ship and for more oppor­tu­ni­ties for women to devel­op entre­pre­neur­ial and lead­er­ship excellence. 
The SEED Starter invites appli­ca­tions from teams (2 to 5 mem­bers per team) who devel­op green and inclu­sive busi­ness solu­tions to key social and envi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges in their com­mu­ni­ties. Select­ed teams will receive sup­port on turn­ing their busi­ness idea into reality. 
The West­er­welle Young Founders Pro­gramme (YFP) is a six-month fel­low­ship for 25 lead­ers uplift­ing emerg­ing and devel­op­ing mar­kets towards a sus­tain­able future. We offer tar­get­ed sup­port to scale our founders’ ven­tures and devel­op their lead­er­ship abilities. 
SolarX Grand Chal­lenge aims to crowd­source imple­mentable, cost-effec­tive, scal­able, and inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to some of the per­sis­tent chal­lenges faced by the solar ener­gy sec­tor of the mem­ber coun­tries. The first edi­tion is focused on the African region, aim­ing to pro­mote inno­va­tion and dis­cov­er local solu­tions, with the over-arch­ing objec­tive of capac­i­ty building. 

Open end

Do you have a mature prod­uct or busi­ness idea and/or a first pro­to­type for the decen­tralised renew­able ener­gy sec­tor in sub-Saha­ran Africa? Startup|Energy’s main val­ue add over is the strong focus on long-term sup­port through con­tin­u­ous, high-qual­i­ty coach­ing and build­ing and main­tain­ing a thriv­ing sub-Saha­ran start­up com­mu­ni­ty that will sup­port you over a long peri­od of time. 
KCV pro­vides fund­ing and tech­ni­cal assis­tance that enables entre­pre­neur­ial orga­ni­za­tions to devel­op more robust prod­ucts or ser­vices and demon­strate their val­ue to intend­ed users. 
P4G is now accept­ing con­cept notes for high-impact part­ner­ships imple­ment­ing inno­v­a­tive busi­ness mod­els to accel­er­ate achieve­ment of the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals. Each award­ed part­ner­ship will ben­e­fit from some com­bi­na­tion of ser­vices, tai­lored to the partnership’s spe­cif­ic needs and path toward commercialization. 
We work with ear­ly-stage tech start-ups across Africa. What does that mean? If your solu­tion cre­ates or relies on tech­nol­o­gy to solve a prob­lem, has an MVP and a bit of trac­tion you are wel­come to apply. We don’t expect you to be turn­ing a prof­it at this stage, but rev­enue is expect­ed as peo­ple pay­ing for your prod­uct tells us that you are solv­ing a real mar­ket problem. 

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