Vodacom Digital

Our program will support early- stage and growth-stage technology startups with disruptive products & services that have potential to be brought into the market and scale into profitable, revenue-generating businesses.


Vodacom Digital Accelerator is a program that seeks start-ups that have innovative solutions and provides facilitation to take these businesses to the next level.

The startups will have access to mentorship, co-working space, hosting assistance, Vodacom and Smart Codes staff advisors and business development trainings.

Vodacom Tanzania is looking for startups that have innovative solutions for Fintech, E-commerce, Telecom, Health, Mobile, Education, Agriculture and Media.

Area of Focus

Our acceleration programs will focus on the listed operating sectors in the tech field.


Steps for accelerating in the Digital Innovators Program:

Online applications will be opened to Startups.
Applications will be reviewed based on the criteria set and the top 20 startups will be selected for acceleration.
Selected startups will go on an acceleration program by Smart Lab.
What do you stand to gain?
Vodacom will provide sponsors for the selected applicants who will act as mentors for the candidates.
Vodacom Foundation Projects.
The start-ups will have access to a segment of Vodacom’s wide reaching active customer base for product testing.
Technical support
Startups in the program will receive technical support in terms of hosting, software development, advisory, and integration.
Partnering in Corporate Social Responsibility
Startups with a social responsibility focus in health, education, financial inclusion or human resources can utilize their product /platform to support ongoing.
Mpesa for Business Services.
Monetary transactions and collections made on behalf of our incubated startups (for work related purposes) will be exclusively be done via Vodacom M-Pesa.
Follow-on investment for Growth.
Startups that do well in the program will receive follow-on investment to rapidly grow their startup across the country and in Africa.
Go to market strategy.
Startups will receive help crafting their go to market strategies, growth strategies, and marketing strategies.

We are excited about Startups that incorporate technology to solve market-relevant problems backed by committed founders.

01. Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Applicants should have at least a functioning version of their product/service.
02. Involve technology
Should ideally be using technology or plan to incorporate technology into their product/service.
03. Africa focused
Startups should be working on solutions to relevant problems in the African context.
04. Scalable
Products/services should have potential for scale reaching many users or generating high revenues in the future.
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