The Village Capital Greentech Investment-Readiness Accelerator 2024

Deadline: 10th of May, 2024

The Village Capital Greentech investment-readiness accelerator promotes creative and sustainable solutions to address climate change in Africa.

Greentech 2024: The Future of Sustainability is an investment-ready accelerator that aims to create creative and sustainable solutions while actively contributing to resilience and minimizing the consequences of climate change. The Africa initiative, funded by the Moody’s Foundation, will encourage diverse-led firms and/or startups from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa that promote long-term solutions for underserved areas.


  • Continued learning: Join interactive sessions tailored to help your startup identify early milestones and prepare for your next round of capital.
  • Mentorship: Opportunity to meet with and receive mentorship from prominent investors, potential strategic partners, customers, business leaders, and other founders.
  • Financial Advice: Access to an investment analyst who will coach you one-on-one on building a financial model, identifying unit economics, and using financial metrics to drive both business and investor diligence.
  • Exposure: Exposure to Village Capital’s program website and other communications collateral.
  • Connections: Build deep connections with other founders in your cohort and the larger Village Capital investor and alumni network. Participate in investor and stakeholder forums with representatives from relevant institutions, corporations, and investors.


Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a for-profit entity with legal incorporation and operations in at least one of these African countries: Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.
  • Have a market-based tech solution that tackles the above-listed challenges in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.
  • Be in compliance with local fiscal and business law.
  • Have at least a minimum viable product (MVP), some traction under their belt, and raised less than USD 1M in equity.
  • Have meaningful customer or business validation (not limited to revenue, it can also be successful pilot studies, number of users, and/or strategic partnerships).
  • Have at least one full-time founder based in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, or South Africa.


  • Cleantech and Climate Tech
  • Agtech and Food Security
  • Circular and Regenerative Economy
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Water, Sanitation, and Health


  • March 4, 2024: Applications open
  • MAY 10, 2024: Applications close
  • JULY, 2024: Cohort confirmed
  • AUGUST, 2024: Online workshop 1
  • SEPTEMBER, 2024: Online workshop 2
  • SEPTEMBER, 2024: In-person workshop

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Village Capital Greentech Africa

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