Many thanks to the great group of Accelerator leaders who gathered at Sankalp in Nairobi, Kenya back in February to update and expand our Accelerator Focus Map.

We discovered that there were 5 main clusters of organizational support for entrepreneurs in Africa.  Unfortunately due to resolution issues with our website host, the image we created is a bit difficult to read, so we have provided a list of the 5 clusters below for easier reference.

IDEA STAGE – SUPPORT WITH BUSINESS PLAN

@BizAfrica
Chandaria
Fond. Accra
HUB East Africa
Impact HUB
m:lab MIVP
Nailab
Pears Challenge
Sinapis
World Bank Innovation Challenge

With the following companies secondarily focused in this area:

Climate Innovation Center
Global Business Lab

IDEA STAGE – SUPPORT WITH BUSINESS PITCH

@iBiz Africa
Centre for Social Impact
Health Enterprise Challenge Fund
Reach for Change
Sinapis
World Bank Innovation Challenge

PROTOTYPE STAGE – SUPPORT WITH BUSINESS PLAN

BOP Innovation Center
CURAD
iHUB
VIA Water
WOELAB

With the following companies secondarily focused in this area:

EWB Canada
Sinapis

PROTOTYPE STAGE – SUPPORT WITH PARTNERSHIPS

CloudBreak
EWB Canada
HUB Accra
Nairobi Edtech Meetup

With the following companies secondarily focused in this area:

Curad
Global Minimum
iHUB
MEST Ghana
VIA Water
Villgro Kenya

SCALING STAGE – SUPPORT WITH CAPITAL ACQUISITION

GVEP International
OPES Impact Fund
VCU Africa
Village Inc. Africa

With the following companies secondarily focused in this area:
@Biz Africa

Growth Africa Crowdfunding
Open Capital Advisors
Unreasonable East Africa

SCALING STAGE – SUPPORT WITH BUSINESS PLAN

Growth Africa
MEST Ghana
Open Capital

With the following companies secondarily focused in this area:

@Biz Africa