Ghana Tech Labs (GTL) will be calling for applicants to join their first Cohort in their Africa AI accelerator programme. The accelerator programme will partner with IBM and GIZ and run for 6 months. The idea is to promote local innovations within the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data usage. The first cohort will host 10 startups drawn from South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda. Apply now
What does your startup stand to gain?
Startups will receive business and product development support. This support will cover both physical and virtual sessions. Mentorship and coaching from IBMs AI experts shall provide access to the Digital Nation Africa (DNA) platform, in addition to other digital goods.
GTL will give a key focus on female founders with health ideas and are eager to help in tackling COVID-19 or NLP applications. They shall prioritize startups with business models that are open source and data-oriented.
What does it take to qualify?
- Must be a startup operating within Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, or Rwanda.
- Must have been in operation for a year
- The product must have an AI or ML component
- Business with a positive social impact
- Have a currently updated business profile on VC4A.
- Commit to on-site Bootcamp and on-site demo days. Ofcourse in accordance with travel restrictions caused by covid-19.
Back in March, Ghana Tech Labs took part in a virtual training programme covering 4,081 youths shortlisted out of .4,591 applicants The training provides free mobile data to their participants who are enrolled in the 2-week long free online training. As part of the lockdown directive senior high school students and university students would be idle thus an opportune time to nurture them with skills. The GTL Lockdown Training was absolutely free of charge and ran from April 6 to 17.