GreenHouse Lab, the flagship accelerator program of Nigerian venture capital firm GreenHouse Capital, is now accepting applications for a pan-African fintech accelerator, which will provide mentorship and funding to startups.
GreenHouse Capital, a leading African fintech investment fund and platform, was founded in 2014 with the goal of supporting early-stage startups and world-class emerging market entrepreneurs in the development of the next generation of innovative technology companies.
It has invested in leading companies such as Flutterwave, MAX.ng and Wallets Africa, and believes in “founders backing founders” and is home to Africa’s leading accelerator programmes for women-led and fintech startups.
GreenHouse Lab, the acceleration arm of GreenHouse Capital, is powered by Google for Startups and has accelerated 15 leading African startups since its launch. During the six-week program, the most innovative African startups, accomplished tech founders, worldwide investors, and world-class corporate partners will be brought together.
The accelerator represents GreenHouse Capital’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 Y Combinator-backed companies including Tesh Mbaabu from MarketForce, Abdul Hassan from Mono, and John Oke from Wallets Africa. These founders will share their stories, advice, and skills with the next generation of innovative startups.
The accelerator will organize virtual deal days with global investors and connect programme participants with GreenHouse Capital and Venture Garden Group’s global investor and corporate network, in addition to mentorship and seminars on essential elements of company development.
Participants in the programme will also receive Amazon Web Services and Google for Startups product credits, as well as an exclusive public relations strategy session with InsiderPR.
“The launch of the GreenHouse Lab Fintech Accelerator marks a crucial step for the startup and venture capital industry in Africa. This programme 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 GreenHouse Lab 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,” said Bunmi Akinyemiju, founding partner of GreenHouse Capital.
The application period is available until July 18th, with the program kicking off in August.