The Program

Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF) is an Access Bank initiative that aims to nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes

Design

This phase forces your startup to justify assumptions, prove market viability and build a clear proposition.

Build

This phase focuses on refining your product, planning your finance and implementing a go-to-market strategy.

Pitch

This phase pulls together all the elements and gets your startup investment-ready.

What We Offer

During the program, you’ll be based in our beautifully designed co-working space at the Hive. Over the course of the program we will provide the below.

Access to market across Access bank’s customers and subsidiaries.
12 weeks of formal and informal mentorship from established founders, Access bank leaders, investors and pioneers in various industries.
Strategic introductions to industry-specific investors.
$25,000 worth of services per start-up (Mentorship, Valuation, Marketing and PR spend, Workspace).
Discounted cloud services/hardware and software subscriptions from our tech partners.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does your program run?

AFF runs two cohorts. The first cohort runs from January till April and the second cohort runs from August till November.

Do I need to be there the entire time?

It is not mandatory to be at the co-working facility for the entire program. However, attendance is mandatory for all workshops and mentoring sessions. You will maximize the benefits of our program if you attend in person.

Does it cost money to participate in the accelerator program?

No, many will be world-class entrepreneurs and acclaimed business leaders from outside the organization.

What happens after the program ends ?

On the last day of the program, start-ups will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea and demo their product to technology investors, potential partners and leaders.

How will we handle IP ownership?

You retain full ownership of your IP but we reserve the right to use your logo or idea in our public relations.