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Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme for Startups

Applications for the Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme are now open. The timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme is a Pan-African project of the timbuktoo Fintech Hub in Lagos, Nigeria, that helps startups.

The initiative deploys technology solutions in the financial services industry: these are businesses with a technology-enabled core that use digital tools and platforms to drive financial sector innovation and efficiency.

Brief Description


Program Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Program Duration: 4-week build-a-thon

Available Slot:ÂSeveral

Basic Qualifications:ÂStartups

Nationality: All African Nationalities

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to technology-focused entrepreneurs and startup founders across Africa aged between 18 and 35, who can build, or are already building, fintech startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Startups with founders who are citizens of an African country.
  • Startups must be locally owned and based in any African country.
  • Startups leveraging technology in the financial services sector to capitalise on complex development opportunities and solve challenges.
  • Startups with a minimum viable product.
  • Startups with existing corporate governance systems, accountability, social and environmental safeguards.

This application is limited to citizens of the African Union member states.

Program Benefits

The programme will offer Startup founders:

  • Mentorship and coaching from Africa’s leading industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs.
  • Equity-free funding of up to $25,000 USD to support the startups growth.
  • Access to a network of fellow startup founders and entrepreneurs from across the African continent.
  • A platform to connect with and access potential investors as well as customers.
  • Access to technical resources, tailored to accelerate the growth and impact of the startup.

How to Apply for Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme for Startups

Applicants for Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme should Complete the application form here.

The application consists of questions to access formal requirements along with information about your startup and motivation to join the programme. You will be required to submit necessary documents which will be used exclusively for purposes of the application.

Only applicants who have submitted a complete application will be considered for the programme. The applications will be evaluated by an independent multi-stakeholder committee.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024



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