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.

Youth Weekend Programme



The youth weekend programme is designed for 13-17 year olds. The programme helps young participants to understand  the entrepreneurial process and also develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Among other exciting modules, participants will get to learn on:  Design Thinking, Coding, Drone Technology and many more.

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22 On Sloane Residency Programme


Resident Startups are selected into the Residency Programme throughout the year and are given a subsidized workspace, mentors, and many more. The Programme selects startups in these sectors : Agro-processing, Connectivity, Ecommerce, Ed-Tech, Fin-Tech, Green Energy, Health-Tech, Manufacturing, Mobile Gaming and Mobility

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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.

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GEN IBM Accelerator Programme



The GEN IBM Accelerator programme aims to speed up the progress of selected startup so  they can build better products in their chosen market. Accelerators are not for all startups and startups chosen for this programme were carefully selected. The purpose is to pivot to a better market, problem and product and ensure fit to IBM value chain.


The Entrepreneurship World Cup



The EWC is open to entrepreneurs across the board with all kinds of businesses and ideas, early-stage or growth stage. The initiative will award 118 winners, 3 global grand prizes for early idea and growth stage entrepreneurs, 15 global finalist stage prizes which will include industry specific and social enterprise prizes, as well as 100 national prizes.

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Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative



The ANPI is Jack Ma’s flagship program in Africa led by the Jack Ma Foundation. The prize will host a grand finale pitch competition in Africa where ten finalist from across the continent will compete for a share of US$1 million in total grant prize money every year, for ten years. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to Jack Ma at the Grand Finale.

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


If you have just an idea/prototype that you think could be useful for the Air Force. This is intended to be an open call for ideas and technologies that may not be currently listed (i.e. the unknown-unknown) under STTR topics, within broad interest areas of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).


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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


If you are selling your solution to a *non-defense* commercial customer (i.e. not vapor-ware). The Air Force is interested in exploring innovative technology domains that have demonstrated clear commercial value in the non-defense sector (i.e., through existing products/solutions) in order to see if they have similar Air Force applications (i.e. Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions).

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Direct to Phase II SBIR 19.2-D001

If you have a working product and an identified Air Force customer who is willing to put some (<$375,000) funds into the project. The Air Force wants to explore Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies that may not be covered by any other specific SBIR topic and thus to explore options for solutions that may fall outside the Air Force’s current fields of focus but that may be useful to the US Air Force.

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Should you wish to  place your programme on this page, please contact our programme and residency manager Mrs Ovayo Jajula -


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Startup Programmes