UK Government Go Global Africa 2020 for African Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded to UK)

Categorized as Entrepreneurship

Go Global Africa 2020 Programme:- The opportunity is now within your grasp as the UK’s International Tech Hub Network launches its search for Kenyan, Nigerian and South African Startups to join the country’s Go Global 2020 programme.  

About the Go Global Africa 2020 Award:

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is launching a new International Tech Hub Network in 2020, in partnership with the British High Commission in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The hubs are one pillar of a broader Digital Access Programme which aims to catalyse digital inclusion across Africa.

This is a fantastic opportunity for start-ups using technology to solve local issues, to participate in an exciting and intensive programme in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility for the Go Global Africa 2020:

Applications are open to tech startups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa who meet ALL of the following criteria:

1. Work in one of the following four verticals: AgriTech, FinTech, HealthTech or Clean Energy
2. Post-MVP stage, fully operating in market
3. Can demonstrate a clear business model with evidence of customer traction
4. Looking to raise their first round of funding
5. Can demonstrate clear social impact potential
6. Can demonstrate commitment to strengthen the local ecosystem by passing on learning to other startups
7. Ambition to expand internationally in the future

You may also for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2020 for Undergraduate, Masters and MPhil/PhD Study.

Eligible Countries: 

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Value of the Go Global Africa 2020 Award:

  • Travel costs, accommodations and most meals.

  • Successful applicants will be sponsored to join a delegation of ambitious African start-ups to the UK for an immersive programme in March 2020.
  • The programme will help companies to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their business to the next level.

Duration of Programme: 

Shortlisted participants will be notified by 7 February, 2020.

Pitch finals:
(South Africa) 25 February
(Nigeria) 26 February
(Kenya) 28 February

In-country masterclass series:
(South Africa) 4-6 March
(Nigeria) 10-12 March
(Kenya) 17-19 March

UK programme 23-27 March

How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Application Deadline: 

  • 3rd February 2020

Official Website:

For More Information Visit The Official Programme Webpage Here

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