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Go Global Africa 2019
The International Tech Hub Network:

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.

Why apply?

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.

Eligibility criteria:

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 community
2. 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 (
Nigeria: Olly Page (
Kenya: Olly Page (

Email address *
Name *
Position *
Phone Number
Skype handle (if applicable)
LinkedIn URL (if applicable)
Company name *
Company website URL
Company Twitter handle
Year founded *
Sector *
What does your company do? (100 words or fewer) *
How is your company supporting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa? (100 words or fewer) *
How will you ensure that what you gain from the Go Global programme is shared with your community at home? (100 words or fewer) *
Number of founders *
Names and positions of other founders *
LinkedIn URLs of other founders (if applicable)
Are all founders working full-time in this business? *
Number of employees *
Current monthly revenue (if applicable)
Number of customers / active users (if applicable)
What are your business objectives over the next 12 months? (100 words or fewer) *
Amount of investment raised *
Current cap table (a list of who owns shares in your company, and what % they own) *
Are you currently involved in any legal action (i.e. are you currently the subject of legal action, or taking legal action against anyone else?) *
Please insert a link to your online 60 second video pitch *
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