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The F.A.S.T Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups.

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Application Deadline: February 22nd, 2022

FAST is an initiative of Flapmax in partnership with Microsoft. The program combines business development, technology integration, funding and community building opportunities to enable African startups to scale more rapidly and sustainably.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Startups must be based in Africa
  • Be ready to scale or expand within the continent
  • Have established product-market fit and generating revenue  
  • B2B startups are prioritized 
  • Healthtech, Fintech, Edutech and Industrials/Agritech startups are specifically of interest. Sustainability and Deeptech are welcomed 
  • Commitment: Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program, 7th of March, 2022 – 27th of May, 2022.

BENEFITS

Startups benefit from a broad range of services and perks for achieving high growth and scale.

ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH MICROSOFT ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM

Startups within the program will have access to Microsoft engineering team to co-innovate, this can range from product integrations to new offerings

ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH FLAPMAX ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM

Startups within the program will have access to Flapmax engineering team to co-innovate, this can include product integrations with Measure, Coral Imaging, and Fast Portal

AZURE CLOUD CREDIT, GITHUB AND DEVELOPER TOOLS

Up to $250,000 in cloud credits, including access to Founders Hub and virtual reality (VR) hardware

SME VALUE PROPOSITION AND MARKETPLACE

We have a high preference for startups with SME solution. Our vision is to impact millions of SME’S across the continent as such we will be positioning solutions targeted to solving the SME challenge in the continent

ENTERPRISE AND GOVERNMENT PROACTIVE CO-SELL

Joint Co-Sell engagement with Microsoft sales team in the enterprise and public sector as well as with Flapmax product team

ACCESS TO TALENT THROUGH FLAPMAX AI ACADEMY

The AI Academy program includes xHAIL Apprenticeship program, Resident Research Engineers and International Internships

MICROSOFT PARTNER ECOSYSTEM

Partner Network provides access to exclusive resources, programs, tools and connections across the continent to foster business growth

ACCESS TO MICROSOFT AFRICA VC CIRCLE

Our network of VCs help drive growth. Startups will have access to Microsoft VC circle to raise funds and scale their business

CROSS MARKET EXPANSION

Startups seeking to expand to the rest of Africa will benefit from cross market expansion activities which introduces their product/services to new markets within the continent

Key Dates

  • Applications Open: Monday, 31st of Jan, 2022
  • Applications Close: Tuesday, 22nd of Feb, 2022
  • Program Starts: Tuesday, 7th of Mar, 2022
  • Program Ends : Friday, 27th of May, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FAST Accelerator Program 2022

The F.A.S.T Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups.