Startup Programmes

22 On Sloane and its partners aims to deliver the best programmes that will help advance your entrepreneurial journey. Please choose a programme that best suits your need. Should you wish to place your programme on this page, please contact our programme and residency officer Mr Muzi Gumede –

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Social Innovation Awards

The SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award is aimed at innovators/social entrepreneurs/institutions/social enterprises with prototypes or early stage businesses that can solve a social problem. Entries are welcomed from South African individuals, innovators, entrepreneurs, social enterprises and university departments.

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2021

Applications have opened for the 7th edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), which will provide startups with training, mentorship, and US$5,000 in funding.

Seed Awards

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally-led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies.

US- Africa Tech Challenge

The purpose of the U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge is to advance the development of promising technologies that offer innovative solutions to help expose, understand, or counter propaganda and disinformation within Africa.

2021 Anzisha Prize

The 2021 Anzisha Prize is open for young entrepreneurs across Africa who are finding ways to create sustainable solutions to some of the biggest problems faced by their communities.

Africa Next

Africa Next

Africa Next is a community of players committed to co-investing in innovative hyper-growth companies, associating French-speaking and English-speaking venture capitalists from Europe and Africa – who select projects on the basis of e-pitches.

Startup Summit

Startup Summit

Startup Summit is an intensive day-long bootcamp for Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A startups. It includes roundtables & workshops on fundraising, sales & marketing, product, leadership & team/culture, as well as top-tier networking, investor matchmaking & an invite-only demo day event.

SDG's Impact Accelerator

SDG Accelerator

The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia), a global accelerator launched by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP in 2018, has opened its second global call for impact entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions for SDG-related complex development challenges.

Bridge Fund

Bridge Fund

Supported by Digital Africa and deployed by Proparco, the Bridge by Digital Africa fund is intended to be an adapted response to the challenges of young innovative African companies, today limited in their development due to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Innovation Challenge

Innovative Event Challenge

This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.

22 On Sloane Mentorship Programme

22 On Sloane Mentorship Programme

The 22 On Sloane Mentorship Programme is designed to provide our Startups with valuable guidance and support from corporates, academics, business leaders and/or industry experts. In exchange for their time and expertise -22 On Sloane will reward them by moving them up the mentorship levels. At level 3, participants are recognized as certified 22 On Sloane Mentors, and are offered entrance into the Angel in Residence Programme.

22 On Sloane Incubation Programme

22 On Sloane Incubation Programme

22 on Sloane Incubation programme is designed for entrepreneurs who are in the process of starting or launching their new venture. The programme focuses on the identified market opportunity, scrumming and helping you launch your startup; Growth Strategy; and how best to finance and ensure that your startup is profitable.

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Microsoft HeadStart Programme

The most challenging part of an entrepreneur’s life is opening doors. We can help you grow your business by opening the right door at every stage of your journey – by connecting you with our worldwide network of customers, our cloud architects, our business development experts and our latest and most innovative cloud technologies.

Entrepreneurship World Cup

The Entrepreneurship World Cup

The EWC is an initiative of MISK Global Forum established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network. EWC is open to entrepreneurs across the board with all kinds of businesses and ideas, early-stage or growth stage. The initiative will award a number of impactful prizes – up to $25million in total, including $1million in cash prizes plus investment opportunities.

22 On Sloane Accelerator Programme

22 On Sloane Accelerator Programme

This programme is designed for startups that are post-revenue and ready to scale and attract investments into their company. The Accelerator programme will help startups understand the valuation of companies, scale, investment readiness framework, options for growth investment restructuring, understanding term sheets, and financial models.