Africa ClimAccelerator is the first Pan-African climate accelerator focused on supporting the most promising climate impact ideas and those who put the objective of enhancing sustainability at the forefront of their own mission and growth.

The 6-month long accelerator provides the support you need to validate your start-up’s business model, build solid customer traction, structure your organization, prepare you to raise early-stage funding, and explore how (through your business model) you can generate maximum social and environmental benefit.

Startups are invited to apply from East, West, South, and North Africa.

Eligibility Criteria;

  1. Start-ups developing a transformative climate solution that bring a social and environmental value in the themes of land use, circular economy, blue economy, energy efficiency or other climate themes.
  2. Start-ups must be registered or plan to register (by end of the program) in any African country
  3. Proof of concept exists, (ideally) with a proven need for the solution, main pain points mapped, feedback/ validations already received from potential customers, a tested prototype/minimum viable product created, and a roadmap designed.
  4. At least 1 member of the team being fulltime on the business/project
  5. The team/start-up should be committed to participate in the programme activities.
  6. The team/start-up is expected to be able to participate in a programme fully delivered in English


  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Tailormade support
  • Networks
  • Scaling climate impact

Maximise your climate and social impact

  • Use our bespoke tools to measure, monitor, and maximise your climate and social impact  

Access to specialised business knowledge and expertise

  • Attend customized workshops and trainings to accelerate your startup by experts from across Climate-KIC, GrowthAfrica, and the Carbon Trust

Access a network of business and technical mentors

  • One-to-one sessions with experienced mentors active across the climate innovation ecosystem

Peer-to-peer learning

  • Learn from and partner with high-growth climate startups from across Africa

Connect with investors

  • Receive financial readiness support and connecting with the climate investors most active across the continent

Funding support

  • Receive up to €12,000 in grant funding, and access to follow-on funding opportunities

Join a growing community

  • Connect with leading actors and partners in the fast-growing climate tech ecosystem in Africa and internationally


  • 8th October – 7th November 2021

Startups are invited to apply from East, West, North and Southern Africa.

Application Deadline: November 7th 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage