Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that are not addressed here please get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Who can apply to the program?

The Africa ClimAccelerator is suitable for innovative climate focused early-stage start-ups. Your business must have a viable business model and achieved proof of concept.

Can I apply if I’m alone in my team?

Yes, applications are open to all eligible applicants.

Is there a sector focus?

We are looking for innovations across a variety of sectors, that tackle a climate related problem and offer a climate tech solution. To make sure that your start-up matches well with our vision, you will need to address at least one of Climate-KIC’s Impact Goals

From which countries can I apply?

You can apply if your start-up is operating in Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa, and North Africa

Does my startup need to be registered/incorporated to be able to participate in the programme?

Start-ups must be registered or plan to register (by the end of the program) in any African country.

Do I need to pay to be part of the programme?

There is no financial cost but, an investment in time and commitment for the 6-month programme is required

What is the amount of the grant?

Start-ups can receive up to €12.000(EURO) in grant funding. In addition to the grant, start-ups will receive training, mentorship, one on one support and investment readiness preparation.

How long does the programme run for?

The Africa ClimAccelerator is a 6-month long programme running from November 2021 to April 2022, targeting 15 innovative, climate focused early stage ventures in Africa

What is the primary language of communication?

The working language for the Africa ClimAccelerator is English. Therefore, all communications, content and training will be done in the English language.

Where will accelerator be run?

The accelerator programme inclusive of all workshops, one-on-one coaching, mentorship and pitches, will be run virtually (online). 

I have a question that is not answered here. Who can I ask?

No problem! Just send an email to info@africaclimaccelerator.com. You can also join the information session on 21st October, 2021 through this link – click here.