Safaricom Spark Accelerator Program 2024

 Deadline: 16th of February, 2024 

Applications for the 2024 Spark Accelerator Program are now being accepted. The Spark Accelerator, a platform for fearless and innovative entrepreneurs to expand and develop their businesses, is currently accepting submissions. Founded on the idea of changing lives, the aim is straightforward but effective: to provide businesses with the resources they require to be successful. It is anticipated that the program will begin in March 2024 and last for 14 weeks. Selected firms will get information about the program timeframe throughout the onboarding process.


  • Access to Product and Technology Support
    • Access to Daraja and M-PESA Open APIs
    • AWS Activate credits up to $25K
    • Technical advisory & mentorship
    • Business development support
  • Access to Market
    • Go to Market Support
    • Access to Safaricom and M-PESA Customer Base of over 30 Million Customers
    • Access to Safaricom Partner Network
    • Networking and Events
  • Access to Capital
    • Investor Readiness
    • Access to Funding from Safaricom and Leading Venture Capital Funds


Startups that fit the below criteria are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Geographic Location: Starting with Kenya
  • Strategic Fit: Startups Building Solutions in Highlighted Focus Areas
  • Team: Multi-skilled team with requisite expertise in the sector
  • Equity: Ready to Accept Equity Participation
  • Product: Have an Existing Product and Post-revenue
  • Stage: Pre-Series A Startups.

Sector Focus:

Startups in these focus sectors qualify to apply for the Spark Accelerator.

  • Embedded Financial Services:
    • Insure Tech
    • Fintech as a Service – (enabling other businesses to offer financial services)
    • Agency as a Service – Enabling agents to sell digital products
  • SME Productivity Tools:
    • E-commerce enablement
    • POS and acceptance solutions
    • Merchant loyalty and rewards
    • Inventory and sales efficiency
    • Working capital management
  • Fintech powered by AI:
    • Wealth management
    • Fraud management
    • Reg-tech
    • Scoring
  • Content:
    • Local gaming content
    • Long and short-form video content
    • Mobile advertisement Definition
  • Others:
    • Personal financial management
    • Carbon Finance

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Safaricom Spark Accelerator Program 

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