Startupbootcamp Afritech 2019: The FastTrack Tour

Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a Pan African, mentor-driven and corporate-backed accelerator, aimed at empowering innovators. Startupbootcamp AfriTech empowers the top innovative African tech startups, linking them to the fastest-moving corporates on the continent.

Startupbootcamp Afritech 2019

In 2019 the accelerator is visiting 15 countries and hosting 19 events. Startupbootcamp AfriTech is inviting startups, mentors, investors, corporates and thought leaders to join them at their FastTracks (one-day pitching events) Office Hours (networking and mentoring) and themed Hackathons in a city near you.

Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events hosted all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining the program. For each FastTrack, the top 10 startups are invited to apply and receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, network with our investment team. Teams that attend a FastTrack are 20% more likely to be invited to the final selection days.

The 10 most promising startups selected from the applications, will be invited to present their innovative ideas to the Startupbootcamp team and fellow entrepreneurs.


  • Receive valuable feedback from mentors, corporates and subject experts.
  • Engage with Startupbootcamp global community.
  • Meet with the industry executives and be exposed to worldwide opportunities.
  • Be added to their watch list, which gives you higher chances to be selected for the program or options to do pilots with our corporate sponsors, those being Old Mutual, Nedbank, RCS, BNP Paribas, and PwC.
  • As the event is informal, you will also have the chance to connect with the mentors and other participating teams from the local ecosystem.

How to Apply

If you’re a startup, we encourage you to apply now. With only 10 spots available for the day, the earlier you apply the higher your chances are of attending the event.

Click here to Apply

Dates and Application Deadlines

CountryCityRegistration DeadlineEvent date
South AfricaJohannesburg14 February19 February
KenyaNairobi16 February21 February
TanzaniaDar Es Salaam20 February25 February
South AfricaCape Town24 February1-2 March
RwandaKigali12 March18 March
UgandaKampala15 March20 March
KenyaNairobi18 March22 March
GhanaAccra2 April8 April
SenegalDakar5 April10 April
MoroccoCasablanca20 April25 April
NigeriaLagos22 April27-28 April
Ivory CoastAbidjan25 April30 April
South AfricaDurban25 April30 April
South AfricaJohannesburg29 April3-4 May
BotswanaGaborone2 May7 May
ZimbabweHarare4 May9 May
SwitzerlandZurich9 May14 May
FranceParis12 May17 May
South AfricaCape Town17 May22 May


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