What
We are Addressing

What We are
Addressing

The increase in urban population in African cities has resulted to diversification and an upsurge in transport needs. Both public transport and private car use have drastically risen resulting to road congestion and air pollution. This nonetheless, provides a huge opportunity to provide transformative urban mobility solutions that can offer more travel options, reduce the travel time, cost and risk, and provide comfort for its users.

Opportunity to Innovate!

Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA) will admit 8 startups for the 2020/2021 cohort. The priority countries will be Kenya and Uganda. Through a competitive process, the program aims to admit transformative, practical, well researched and possibly tested solutions to urban mobility challenges in African Cities.

During the six-month acceleration period, the startups will benefit in several ways, including but not limited to:
1. Participate in four startup immersion trips in East Africa (Kenya and Uganda for the 2020/2021 cohort)
2. Receive coaching and mentorship from local and international mobility and enterprise development experts
3. Network with mobility stakeholders, practitioners and enthusiasts in four separate sessions that will be organized in Nairobi and Kampala between November 2020 and March 2021
4. Attend a series of planned seminars that will be facilitated by subject matter experts in relevant topics such as mobility; value proposition design & problem solution fit; business modeling & product/service market fit; customer acquisition; financial modeling and investor relations
5. Pitch their solutions to a selected and curated pool of investors during the Africa Transformative Mobility Summit in April 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya
6. Receive a grant of up to $25,000 for the top startups during the mobility summit in April 2021

Selected Startups

These nine startups were selected as part of the 2020/2021 cohort

1. Addressing access to sustainable mobility in the informal transport sector and working towards provision of a transformative solution to an urban mobility challenge
2. Operating in Kenya and/or Uganda
3. Must have a demonstrable product or service (Minimum Viable Product, MVP)
4. Be able to present an innovative and scalable solution to a well-articulated challenge
5. Preferably not older than 3 years since incorporation date (up for discussion)
6. Demonstrate ability to generate revenue
7. Have at least two members of the team
8. Have at least one member working full time (or have a clear pathway to this goal)
9. Be for profit
10. Be in early Stage/Seed, pre-series A

ATMA TIMELINE

09 Mar - 30 Apr 2020
Application

Submit your startup application with accurate and updated information that will get you ahead in the game

01 May - 30 Aug 2020
Selection

Through an intensive and rigorous process the top startups get selected by a jury of select industry experts

12 Oct 2020
Launch of Accelerator

Virtual

19 - 20 Nov 2020 | Virtual
IMMERSION I

Network, co-create, collaborate. Explore regional mobility ecosystems. Mentorship sessions. Stakeholder engagement.

14 - 15 Jan 2021 | Virtual
IMMERSION II

Network, co-create, collaborate. Explore regional mobility ecosystems. Mentorship sessions. Stakeholder engagement.

25 - 26 Feb 2021 | Nairobi
IMMERSION III

Immerse into Kenya's mobility ecosystem. Midway pitches and startup analysis. Seminars and stakeholder engagement

25 - 26 Mar 2021 | Kampala
IMMERSION IV

Immerse into Uganda's mobility ecosystem. Startup analysis. Seminars and stakeholder engagement.

29 - 30 Apr 2021
MOBILITY SUMMIT

Attend, pitch and exhibit at the Africa Mobility Summit 2021

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