Nairobi’s C4DLab takes 4 startups into AfTIA accelerator

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The C4DLab incubator at the University of Nairobi (UoN) has accepted four Kenyan startups into the first cohort of its Africa Technology and Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA) programme, offering them training, mentorship and funding.

Disrupt Africa reported in June on C4DLab’s launch of AfTIA, claiming it to be “forward-looking and radical”, with the incubator using Nairobi Innovation Week to open applications.

The AfTIA programme will run pre-incubation, early-stage acceleration, and growth -stage acceleration programmes, supported by innovation ecosystem partners and faculty.

The four selected startups for the first programme are agriculture data startup FarmDrive, real-time learning platform Learnmine, social networking platform Vospine, and intelligent traffic device Silicon Savannah.

“The goal of AfTIA is to be the global reference point in developing scalable IT-based enterprises for sustainable development. A call for the startups was made during the launch. More than 60 applications were received and after a rigorous selection process, four startups were selected for the acceleration program,” C4DLab said.

The acceleration programme will run for five months and has officially launched. The startups will graduate at the end of March next year.

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