Application Deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)
Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?
Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK, 4 out of the top 10 global universities based in the UK, and more than 2.1 million people working in the digital economy?
Where better to learn how to grow and scale your tech business and Go Global than a place with true tech expertise?
The opportunity is now within your grasp as the UK’s International Tech Hub Network launches its search for Kenyan, Nigerian and South African Startups to join the country’s Go Global 2019 programme.
This is a fantastic opportunity for start-ups using technology to solve local issues, to participate in an exciting and intensive programme in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.
DCMS are currently accepting applications from companies based in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa who meet the following criteria:
-Post MVP stage with a live product in the market
– Demonstrable evidence of some customer traction-Have not raised more than £2m of investment
-Active in fields aimed to create a better future for Africa, with a specific focus on Transport, Energy, Water, Connectivity, Digital Health, Fintech and Agritech.
-Led by a founder/s who have a strong sense of commitment and drive to strengthen the local ecosystem for other start-ups to grow and thrive by passing on the learning from this opportunity to their communities and acting as future champions of the Tech Hub’s work.
-Ambitions to expand regionally and internationally in the future.
Travel costs, accommodations and most meals
Successful applicants will be sponsored to join a delegation of ambitious African start-ups to the UK for a 2-week immersive programme in March 2019.
The programme will help companies to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their business to the next level.
Application deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)
Judging panels: 7 – 14 February 2019
Travel dates to the UK: 23 March – 4 April 2019
Note that startups will also need to be available for a preparation session in their home countries during week commencing 4th March.