Deadline: July 12, 2022

Intensive 5-month startup accelerator program power-packed with cutting-edge industry knowledge and expertise. Accelerate your growth after the program with 1:1 support to boost sales, new market entry, and partnerships. Benefit from meeting top-notch industry experts: 350+ mentors, 200+ investors, and 600+ alumni.



This program is mainly for English-speaking East and West African early-stage digital B2B SaaS startups with initial traction, a solid team, and a focus on one of these areas:

Our programs are meant for B2B startups. We do sometimes work with B2B2C companies, but we do not work with B2C startups.

To be eligible for the full-time acceleration program you need to have:

  • at least a working MVP;
  • at least 2 co-founders/team members;
  • initial customer traction, MRR or revenues;
  • scaling potential across the African continent.

Selection Criteria

  • After the submission of the application to the Dealum, the Scouting team evaluates the application for eligibility. It can take up to 2 weeks for us to get back to you after we have received your application.
  • If the application fits our criteria we might ask you additional questions and invite you to take part in the pitch day to present the business to SWG General partners and team members.
  • Pitch day is an internal event to evaluate the business idea and meet founders face to face, after the pitches SWG team decides how to proceed with the application. Decisions are: move forward with Due Diligence, offer Wise Guys Pre-accelerator program, reject or stay in touch until later.
  • Due diligence process includes: the Tech call, Managing Director call, Partner/ expert call, and the Deal call.
  • After the startup has successfully gone through the due diligence process they are invited to the Selection Bootcamp.
  • TOP 10-12 teams are selected to participate in the acceleration program.

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