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Seedstars and Shell Foundation seeking innovators addressing Africa’s challenges

Special focus will be given to agritech, energy access and transportation


Shell Foundation and Seedstars will get support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office are launching an Energy, Mobility, and Agriculture Innovation Program focussing on African tech entrepreneurs in transportation, agriculture, energy access, and Agritech.

The programme aims to train early (seed) stage startups across the continent working towards universal access to energy, safe and clean transportation in rural areas. Last-mile innovations as well as innovations that improve access to finance, knowledge, and a market for smallholder farmers are encouraged.

Select Seedstars startups will participate in the three-month Investment Readiness Program offering entrepreneurs a one-on-one mentor session with industry experts where potential funding opportunities are explored – human knowledge and expertise is made available courtesy of the Shell Foundation.

Only startups that are based in Africa, led by Africans, and have base operations in at least one Subsaharan African country are welcome. The Shell Foundation and Seedstars will offer training, resources, and potential funding vital for scaling startups. Applicants who are interested can sign up here:


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