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TSI 2023 Japan-Africa Investment Drive(JAID) Accelerator Program for African Startups

The Japan-Africa Investment Drive is a cohort-based investment accelerator that aims to “clinically” match high-potential African startups with suitable Japanese VCs and provide close support to both the startup and the investor throughout the engagement to maximize the prospect of investment.

Eight African Startups will be selected and supported for fundraising. Up to 15 active Japanese investors are expected to participate. There will be two months of intense engagements between Investors and startups.


TSI Japan-Africa Investment Drive(JAID) Accelerator Program

Application DeadlineDecember 19, 2022
Funding TypePartially Funded
Country to studyJapan
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorTechnology Seed Incubation
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of TSI Japan-Africa Investment Drive(JAID) Accelerator Program

  • Potential direct Investment: 8 selected startups will be considered for direct investment from partner venture capital firm Japan strategic Capital (JSC) co.
  • Warm intros: Selected startups will be introduced to a curated list of more than 15 Japanese VCs. Close support will also be provided during the engagement with investors, from scheduling meetings to translating pitch decks and proving translators during meetings with the investor.
  • Fundraising support: Selected startups will be provided with comprehensive legal, cultural and administrative support throughout the fundraising process. Tailored (1-on-1) training and group seminars will also be provided on how to attract and close Japanese investment.

Requirements for TSI Japan-Africa Investment Drive(JAID) Accelerator Program

  • Open to high-potential African startups.
  • Startup should have an MVP and be investment ready.

Selection Process

Timeline:

  • December 19, 2022: Applications close and 8 startups are selected.
  • Investment accelerator, defining investment fit, Pitch refinement, Intro to Japanese venture space
  • January 31, 2023: Demo day, Investor intros, Follow-up engagements

Application Deadline

December 19, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Technology Seed Incubation on www.jaid.growtheater.work to apply

For more details,TSI website


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