ASIP is a program launched by Telecel Group as part of CSR activities. ASIP contributes in a meaningful way to the African community to help the young Startups in Africa whose innovative ideas are creating a difference in their communities.
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Starting in 2017, the first SBC AfriTech program accelerated 29 incredible African startups that have set an incredibly high bar for the next program.

• 90% are still operating and scaling at impressive rates
• 40% have raised follow-on rounds of funding
• 50% of the startups raising capital have closed rounds at valuations more than 10x since Demo Day

Now it is your turn!

We are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech. Backed by anchor partner Telecel Group, the program is ideal for startups with a mobile tech focus. Additional corporate partners are lining up to engage with startups through pilots and Proof of Concepts projects that can open the doors for longer term commercial agreements.
During the Covid pandemic, SBC launched Accelerator Squared as a fully online platform that enables startups to access the complete library of content, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe. The remote accelerator concludes with an online Demo Day where startup founders pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.
Applications will open soon and the 10 startups in the program will receive benefits valued at more than €500,000, including credits from AWS, Google Cloud Services, and many more. SBC also invests €15,000 in cash.
SBC AfriTech has invested in some of the most inspirational startups in Africa. If you believe you could be their next rising star, get ready to apply!

ASIP at AfricaCom 2019

ASIP at the MWC19

February, 2019 (Barcelona, Spain) – Telecel Group launched African Startup Initiative Program for young entrepreneurs in all areas of Technology related innovations at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Telecel Group aims to contribute in a meaningful way to the African community by supporting young individuals who strive to better their lives and the lives of their communities. The program exposes the selected startups to international communities and organizations, attracting international partners that can add value to the startups.


90% Telecel Group launched an Africa Startup Initiative program for young entrepreneurs in all areas of Technology related innovation to participate in Telecel Group booth at the most prestigious event for telecom and technology in the World – the MWC in Feb 2019 – Barcelona.

Telecel Group is a telecom firm established in 2007, very well recognized for the quality and effectiveness of the telecom solutions and services that they offer to a multitude of mobile network operators across the globe, in addition to owning networks of their own all across Africa.

Sponsored Startups

for 2019

Talk360 offers a single purpose app that is understandable for everyone as it resembles the use of a regular mobile phone. Customers use their existing phone number as caller ID, so the receiver does not even notice a difference.

We are committed to helping our customers succeed through the use of our products and services. We pride ourselves on being the all-in-one integrated solutions provider that enriches the lives of our customers and partners. Services Include: IOT , Fiber, Device Management

Auro Energy Africa utilities is a cloud-based software platform which communicates with smart meters, to enable an end-to-end micro-utility solution for your building or community. The solution is specifically designed for strata and community schemes and commercial and retail buildings.

Platform enabler, for use of consolidating APN, customer data and management of contract/Data, with the foresight of AI

Payment is an eco-system of technologies that provides a harmonious platform, whereby banking, crypto-currencies and loyalty programs converge. It’s complex architecture yet business simplicity has been a culmination of years of global research, development, banking expertise and deliberation to formulate its success.

QIX was created to reward people not just for purchases but for willingly sharing their behavioral data, allowing them to monetize it in the process via fun and engaging tools.

Omnipresent Robot Tech is India’s leading robotics, industrial UAV/drone and video analytics solutions provider. We build robots for industrial inspections and defense and the software that drives them. Using computer vision, machine learning and virtual reality, we are able to provide our clients with unsurpassed visual analytics and actionable insights.

Neighbiz offers a free platform for the community and even the smallest of businesses now have a voice. If you would like to make sure your business can be found by the community then search here.

Carry1st is an interactive entertainment company leveraging mobile technology to engage the first generation of African smartphone users. We develop and publish localized social games and digital commerce apps. Carry1st addresses a significant market need by developing versatile data-light apps; delivering locally-relevant content; and leveraging country-specific payment gateways and social distribution channels.

InTouch is a pan-African fintech created in 2014 in Senegal and currently operating in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Burkina, Cameroon, Guinea Conakry and soon in Morocco.

Academia is a web and mobile platform that enables teachers to easily share class materials and assignments with their students, collect student attendance and easily communicate announcements with their students.

Alchemy’s real time best of breed CPaaS. Our IaaS includes API security layers, SMS for IoT enables modernisation of legacy government communication systems which is a critical first step towards supporting digital transformation in government.

Paps is a senegalese logistic startup focused on last mile and domestic deliveries with strong client care orientation. We bring solutions to 3 problems of logistic in Africa : lack of reliable addressing system, lack of transparency in delivery processes and no customer orientation.

STES GROUP LTD is a startup company from Rwanda that designed and built BazaFarm technology, which helps farmers to precisely use agriculture inputs, like water and fertilizers in the real time.
The technology helps farmers save resources and increase both yield and quality of crops.

PrécisAgri is an application that is intended to boost the agricultural sector in Africa. It promotes investment in agriculture by the renting of farmlands at lower cost; it improves crop yields through the use of weather and the rational management of water and fertilizers. is Africa’s 1st Digital Cancer Clinic connecting cancer patients with specialists, survivors and the resources needed – quickly – to access treatment and practical support via telemedicine consultation, patient assistance programme, pharmacy, blog, chatforum and other services .

In West Africa, there are only 3 bank branches, which serve 100,000 people. It is absolutely necessary to use web and mobile platform to offer bank services to rural or urban people located so far from bank branches.

ZUMI is the new force in African digital media. Driving conversations, promoting women’s business, and influencing millions; ZUMI content is created for women, by women.


The success of Telecel Group over the past few years in Africa has been wide spread and leaving a wide footprint of Telecom services and operators; in addition, Telecel Group plans to expand further in the continent and strengthen its foot hold and reach. As part of its CSR activities, Telecel Group wants to contribute in a meaningful way to the African community and what better way than to help and support the young African individuals who strive to better their lives and the lives of their communities.
Telecel Group launched an Africa Startup Initiative program for young entrepreneurs in all areas of Technology related innovation to participate in Telecel Group booth at the most prestigious event for telecom and technology in the World – the MWC in Feb 2019 – Barcelona.