Unreasonable East Africa programme receives 180 applications

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Unreasonable East Africa received over 180 applications from Ugandan, Kenyan and Tanzanian startups for its 2015 accelerator programme.

Disrupt Africa reported in November on the programme, which is in its second year and looks to provide startups with an “unreasonable advantage” by introducing them to a large network of mentors, investors and partners.

The 15 startups chosen from the received applications will live together for five weeks, connecting with over 50 mentors, be provided with assistance in building relationships with funders most aligned with their ventures, and given access to a network of more than 250 investors, funds and foundations.

“We exist to help startup entrepreneurs to get over these hurdles,” said Joachim Ewechu, chief executive officer (CEO) of Unreasonable East Africa. “You could spend five years trying to build your company from ground up, or you can come to Unreasonable East Africa, get surrounded by the knowledge, resources and tools that you need, and succeed faster.”

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