88mph, a web/mobile accelerator based in Cape Town & Nairobi would be holding an event in San Francisco targeted at Africans in the Diaspora looking to start tech businesses in Africa. The organization would be hosting the event in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. The organization provides early-stage web/mobile companies with up to $100K in funding through their 3-month startup accelerator program. They also provide access to mentorship from hundreds of experienced startup mentors around the world. The organization recently partnered with Samsung Electronics Africa to provide some of their startups with placement in the Built for Africa App store giving them much needed distribution on up to 10 million+ phones across Africa.
The event will be taking place on Monday, July 29th at 4:30pm at Google’s San Francisco Office located at 345 Spear Street.
Check out the event’s agenda below
- Event opening and accelerator overview by 88mph Founder and Managing Parter Kresten Buch and Program Manager Sylvia Brune
- Q&A from the crowd on the accelerator program and application
- Pitching 101 basics for entrepreneurs
- Open mic for startups to give their 2 mins pitch
People that apply should:
- Want an investment (88mph invests $15-100k USD per startup)
- Be ready to move to Nairobi for at least 3 months in August and participate in their accelerator program if they get selected for the program