Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme for Startups

Applications are now open for the Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme. The timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme is a Pan-African initiative of the timbuktoo Fintech Hub in Lagos, Nigeria supporting startups.

The program is deploying technology solutions in the financial services sector: These are startups that have a technology-enabled solution at its core, utilising digital tools and platforms to drive innovation and efficiency in the financial sector.


  • Organisation: UNDP
  • Program Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Program Duration: 4-week build-a-thon
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: Startups
  • Nationality: All African Nationalities

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to technology-focused entrepreneurs and startup founders across Africa aged between 18 and 35, who can build, or are already building, fintech startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Startups with founders who are citizens of an African country.
  • Startups must be locally owned and based in any African country.
  • Startups leveraging technology in the financial services sector to capitalise on complex development opportunities and solve challenges.
  • Startups with a minimum viable product.
  • Startups with existing corporate governance systems, accountability, social and environmental safeguards.

This application is limited to citizens of the African Union member states.

Program Benefits

The programme will offer Startup founders:

  • Mentorship and coaching from Africa’s leading industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs.
  • Equity-free funding of up to $25,000 USD to support the startups growth.
  • Access to a network of fellow startup founders and entrepreneurs from across the African continent.
  • A platform to connect with and access potential investors as well as customers.
  • Access to technical resources, tailored to accelerate the growth and impact of the startup.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applicants for Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme should Complete the application form here.

The application consists of questions to access formal requirements along with information about your startup and motivation to join the programme. You will be required to submit necessary documents which will be used exclusively for purposes of the application.

Only applicants who have submitted a complete application will be considered for the programme. The applications will be evaluated by an independent multi-stakeholder committee.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

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