African startups can apply for this Norwegian accelerator

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African startups have been invited to apply for the Norway-based Katapult Accelerator, an impact-tech programme that offers startups hands on assistance and up to US$100,000 in funding.

Applications are open until May 31 for the Katapult Accelerator, which is looking for startups using exponential technologies to solve environmental and societal challenges and will run for three months from July 31.

Selected startups will receive up to US$100,000 to cover the cost of living expenses and build their businesses, and will be given access to hands-on training and mentorship over the duration of the programme.

They will also be provided with access to a global network of leading thematic mentors, dedicated expertise to unleash potential of AI in their businesses, and the chance to access to further capital.

A selected number of companies will also be given the opportunity to take part in a one-month follow-up programme in New York with Katapult partner ERA, a leading startup accelerator that has made 127 investments since 2011 and has a network of more than 350 mentors and dozens of industry partners.

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