ACCEL Awards 2020 for Early-Stage African Start-Ups


Applications are open for 2020 ACCEL Awards that specifically focus on giving African entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their ideas, brands and businesses on an international platform and access to mentor-ship from leading venture capitalists.

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organized by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.


  • Unparalleled international exposure
  • Prestigious brand partnership
  • International business mentoring
  • Worldwide business network
  • £10,000 in Award Prizes

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants need to be an African entrepreneur with a business proposal that has proof of concept.
The business needs to be Africa focused or caters primarily to the African market.
There is no entry fee to participate in the entrepreneurship awards.



Database Details

Current Research
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Thematic Focus
Digital Communication / ICTs, Open Topic


Applicant’s Country
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage

Applicant’s Position
Undergrad, PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher, Consortium

Cycle Type
Single Once-Off

Partner Required

23. February 2020
Last Modification
15. April 2020