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Calling all early-stage Startups in Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia!


Are you:

  1. A startup with an MVP or
  2. A revenue-generating startup/business with need for funds
  3. Ready to scale and deepen solution in a specific region
  4. Part of a team with at least 2 founders
  5. Seeking funding

You should apply before 10th June 2020 23:59hours GMT+1.


Application process:

25 Startups and Businesses would be invited for one on one Zoom pitch to better understand your model and team fit on a rolling basis.

10 Selected Startups and businesses would make it for the finals.

5 selected viable Startups and businesses would receive $10k Investment for equity each through a virtual pitch which would happen between 15th and 19 June 2020 (would be announced).

Steps to apply

Do 30-60 seconds video introducing your startup, the problem and solution you are providing and the social impact it has on your community.

Upload the video on Instagram, Facebook or twitter and tag @aptivecapital with hastag #aptive #10kinvestment #Africa #mysolution.

Ensure you are following this handles @aptivecapital and @onekioskafrica @benxpeter @ajadewumi to qualify.

The deadline for application is 10th June 2020 and the application would be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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Which innovations are we looking for?

You can apply if your innovation is listed in one of the following categories or technologies


• Digital storytelling
• Access to market
• Supply chain management
• Soil fertility
• Gamification
• Open data
• Cybersecurity

• eLearning
• Access to finance
• Food delivery
• Logistic and transport
• Big data
• Data protection
• Crowdsourcing

• Precision farming
• Digital payment
• Animal and crops health
• e-commerce
• Data analysis
• Data security
• Building digital expertise for farmers (eSkills, eLiteracy)


• Internet of things
• Virtual /augmented reality
• Apps programs
• Monitoring
• GIS (Geo-Information Systems)/Mapping
• Digital learning software (eLearning system, MOOC platforms, open educational resources)

• Big data analysis systems
• 3D-printer
• Database
• Social media
• Artificial intelligence (AI)
• Precision farming (chipcards, sensors, drones/ remote sensing system)

• SMS-services
• Robotics
• Blockchain
• Web platforms
• Controlling systems
• Information-management systems (IMS)