Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing division for the world’s largest e-commerce retailer Amazon, has strengthened its footprint in Africa with a call for applications from early-stage startups to join the inaugural edition of the AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator.
The AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator is hosted by AWS’ globally-recognised Startup Loft Accelerator, and will focus on fintech and fintech-adjacent startups operating in Africa.
The equity-free programme is designed to work directly with CEOs and CTOs in enabling them with a wide variety of resources including strategy, tech team management, product development, and helping founders prepare for navigating the complexities of fundraising.
Participating startups will join AWS’ Activate programme, which will provide founders with up to US$25,000 in Activate credits, in addition to many other services. Founders will also take part in a series of industry expert-led workshops and one-on-one sessions designed to address the specific challenges and opportunities each startup faces.
Applications are open here until April 27.