Only two weeks left to apply for the Barclays Techstars Accelerator Africa program

The Barclays Techstars Accelerator program is looking for the next big innovation in Africa’s financial services industry. Are you sitting on the next M-Pesa? You only have two weeks to apply for this program.

Barclays and Techstars are in collaboration to pick 10 fintech startups to particpate in a 13-week accelerator program in Cape Town South Africa. This will be the second edition of the Barclays Techstars Accelerator program in Africa, which was launched in 2016.


  • Applicant should have a legal right to enter South Africa
  • Your team should consist of business, technical and other necessary skills
  • You should have done something, anything, about your business idea
  • You must be able to design and launch your solution by the end of the 13-week program

If you will be among Startups selected, expect to benefit from mentorship that will grow your business and potential of forging partnerships. You also get to build networks in one of Africa’s tech hubs, Cape Town. The 10 startups will also access technical expertise and expand their presence courtesy of Barclays Africa’s  customer, product and technology teams.

Techstars will invest $45,000 (sh.4,635,000) in each of the startups. This besides the potential to raise much more from the Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors who will be present.

The deadline for application is 5th February, 2017. If you are interested please apply here and contact for more information.