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In collaboration with Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Katapult introduces an African Accelerator

The Katapult Africa Accelerator Programme, which will attempt to accelerate and invest in agri-tech and climate-tech firms, has been launched in collaboration with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Norrsken, and Smart Africa.

The Katapult Accelerator, located in Norway, has invested in a number of African entrepreneurs and developed spin-offs including Katapult Ocean and a climate-focused programme.

The three-month Katapult Africa Accelerator Program will operate both physically and digitally, with the goal of accelerating and investing in up to 15 startups. In addition, a 30-seat pre-accelerator programme will be offered.

Agricultural and food-tech firms, as well as supply chain services, distribution and logistics, and sustainable infrastructure startups, are highly invited to apply.

“As Katapult launches the Africa Accelerator Programme, the Katapult Africa team here in Kigali, Rwanda are all very excited to be working with our program partners TBI, Smart Africa and Norrsken, as well as engaging with companies, different ecosystem partners and corporate partners,” said Philip Gasaatura, Katapult country director for Rwanda.

“We believe African startups can help solve some of the big challenges Africa faces today as one of the fastest-growing markets and this we believe is a great investment opportunity and so our goal is to find, invest in and help scale some of the most exciting tech companies with the most impact potential on Africa’s food and Agri value chains, across Africa.”




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