The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is launching a new International Tech Hub Network in 2019, in partnership with the British High Commission in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The hubs are one pillar of a broader Digital Access Programme which aims to catalyse digital inclusion across Africa.
This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with the UK to take your startup to the next level. Go Global has been designed to prepare post Minimum Viable Product (MVP) startups for the next stage with a focus on enhancing business skills; experiential learning through peer to peer engagements with other start-ups in the UK ecosystem; and key learnings around how to think about and tackle a future global expansion.
What we cover? Travel costs, visas, accommodations and most meals.
We 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.
Application Process: 1. Create a basic 60 second video pitch explaining your product and value proposition (camera facing, not narrated) and how you will use this opportunity to benefit your startup and community2. Upload your video pitch to YouTube. Please note that the person who features in the video pitch must be the representative who will travel to the UK should your application be successful- This video assesses your presentation skills.3. Fill out the form below
If you have any questions about Go Global Africa 2019, please feel free to contact us:
South Africa: Shirley Gilbey (Shirley.Gilbey@fco.gov.uk) Nigeria: Olly Page (firstname.lastname@example.org)Kenya: Olly Page (email@example.com)