About AFF
Accelerator

The Program

Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) is an Access Bank initiative that aims to nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes, fast-tracking their growth and maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the market, providing greater access to financial services to the financial excluded across the continent.

This phase forces your startup to justify assumptions, prove market viability and build a clear proposition.

This phase focuses on refining your product, planning your finance and implementing a go-to-market strategy.

This phase pulls together all the elements and gets your startup investment-ready.

Who can apply

We are looking for Startups that:
  • Have a technology-enabled solution
  • Have clear monetization strategies
  • Solves a problem for a specific target customer
  • Have a cross-functional team with a deep understanding of the market – which includes a technical lead and founder(s) that are fully committed to the business
  • Have a defensible position (IP; network effects; domain or region expertise)
  • Have a functional prototype with early traction – Been in operations (since launch date) for at least 6 months
  • Are highly scalable (via digital distribution or ability to scale sales)
  • Have the potential to address global markets
  • Have a defensible position (IP; network effects; domain or region expertise)
  • Offers a unique solution or unique application in a regional setting

Be the Next Unicorn

Indicate your interest to join the next AFF Accelerator program.