GreenHouse Lab (GHL), the flagship accelerator program by GreenHouse Capital (GHC), announces the opening of applications for the first-ever pan-African fintech accelerator.
The six-week program will bring together the most innovative African startups, accomplished tech founders, global investors, and world-class corporate partners for an unparalleled acceleration experience.
Powered by Google for Startups, GreenHouse Lab has accelerated 15 leading African startups since its inception. GHL is the acceleration arm of GreenHouse Capital, a leading African fintech investment fund and platform focused on supporting early-stage companies and world-class emerging market entrepreneurs.
GHC is Africa’s largest fintech fund by portfolio size and has invested in leading companies like Flutterwave, Max, and Wallets. The GHL Fintech Accelerator represents GHC’s vision of “founders backing founders” and the importance of uniting Africa’s startup and founder ecosystem. To support these visions, the Accelerator will include exclusive mentorship sessions with the founders of YC-backed companies including:
- Tesh Mbaabu from Marketforce360,
- Abdul Hassan from Mono, and
- John Oke from Wallets.
These founders will share their stories, advice, and skills with the next generation of innovative startups. In addition to mentorship and seminars on key aspects of startup development, the Accelerator will host virtual deal days with global investors and connect program participants with GHC’s and Venture Garden Group’s global investor and corporate network.
Program participants will also receive product credits from Amazon Web Services and Google for Startups, as well as an exclusive public relations strategy session with InsiderPR, the leading emerging market public relations firm.
Bunmi Akinyemiju, Founding Partner of GHC, commented, “the launch of the GHL Fintech Accelerator marks a crucial step for the startup and venture capital industry in Africa. This program will bring together the most innovative and exciting startups across Africa, as well as the leaders of some of Africa’s great success stories. Our goal with GHL is to create a platform for accelerating African and emerging market startups into world-class companies that can continue to compete on a global scale and attract global capital.”
Interested startups can apply to join the Accelerator via the application on VC4A found here. Applications close July 18th.