In 2019, Smart Codes and Vodacom had a vision for a program aimed at engaging startups that could solve key challenges faced in Tanzania through digital solutions. The companies wanted to work with local technology startups in Fintech, Edutech, Healthtech, Agriculture, Entertainment, Tourism, Cybersecurity and E-commerce sectors so as to explore digital transformation opportunities and more importantly contribute to empowering young Tanzanians with innovative solutions to create jobs and solve societal problems.
The program was built to help those startups validate their solution through Smart Codes and Vodacom operations and if successful, scale the solution into the Tanzanian market. In addition, the program offered expert training, mentorship programs, access to tools and funding. Collaboration is key as no one company can solve today’s economic challenges alone. Together the two companies can support the growth of quality startups in Tanzania, to create a better, more sustainable world and a new way of doing business.
Online applications are open to Startups.
The applications will be reviewed based on criteria, and the top 15 startups will be selected.
The selected startups will go through the 13-week acceleration program.
The top 3 startups will be supported to raise more funding and grow/scale their innovation for six months.
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