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.

Nov 2019

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.

Only suitable ideas will to pass to the next stage of the program for acceleration. Participants have two weeks to submit their proposals and ideas. In the last two weeks of the month, the filtering process will begin to determine out viable and suitable ideas for further consideration.

01. Post Production
Applicants must have an idea/product that is already functional.
02. 1 Year+ in the Market
Applicants must have an idea/product that has been in the market for over a year.
03. Full Time Founders
Business or idea being pitched for must have founders who supervise it on a full-time basis.
04. Industry/Sector Focused
Applicants must have an idea/product that is focused and based on the focus sectors.
05. Africa Based
Ideas and products must be relevant to the African Market.
06. Registered Entity
Any idea or product being presented must be registered.
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