UK Government’s DCMS Go Global Africa 2019 for Start-ups

Go Global Africa 2019

Head of International Tech Hub Network

Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?

Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK, 4 out of the top 10 global universities based in the UK, and more than 2.1 millionpeople working in the digital economy?

Where better to learn how to grow and scale your tech business and Go Global than a place with true tech expertise?

City skyline and the Thames, London, Greater London

Unique opportunity

The opportunity is now within your grasp as the UK’s International Tech Hub Network launches its search for Kenyan, Nigerian and South African Startups to join the country’s Go Global 2019 programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for start-ups using technology to solve local issues, to participate in an exciting and intensive programme in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.

What’s involved?

Successful applicants will be sponsored to join a delegation of ambitious African start-ups to the UK for a 2-week immersive programme in March 2019.

The programme will help companies to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their business to the next level.

Application dates & deadlines

To apply, please read the guidance, and submit your one minute video pitch in this formby 30 January 2019.

Application deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)

Judging panels: 7 – 14 February 2019

Travel dates to the UK: 23 March – 4 April 2019

Note that startups will also need to be available for a preparation session in their home countries during week commencing 4th March.

Find out more about the curriculum, application process and attending the workshops in this guidance.

Application form here

For more information visit DCMS

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