The ygap South Africa Accelerator Program 2024

Deadline: 31st of July, 2024

The ygap South Africa Accelerator Program supports businesses in refining and validating their business model, achieving financial sustainability, and increasing their community impact. Completing the ygap South Africa Accelerator Program will boost your potential to generate income, create job opportunities, acquire more investment, and make a significant difference in the areas where you operate.

  • Bootcamp days will help you to strengthen your business model, meet a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, and equip you with the tools you need to grow.
  • ygap team of local experts will provide 12 months of tailored support, including business skills development, technical support, strategy insights and mentor support, connections to international partner networks, peer learning and access to a global community of entrepreneurs.


  • Ventures that are operating in the area of Agriculture. We particularly encourage Black and women-led businesses working in the areas of climate and sustainability, livelihoods or food security.
  • Ventures that are post-revenue and able to provide evidence of commercial transactions.
  • Ventures that clearly recognise and desire the benefits and value of participating in the ygap program. ygap invests deeply in the ventures we support, and expect the same level of dedication and investment in participating in the ygap program.
  • Ventures that have a social or environmental focus. Through the operation of the business, ventures must be working toward  making their community, their city, or their country a better place.
  • Ventures that are “local” to the issue they’re solving, intimately connected to their community, passionate and committed, and it for the long-haul.
  • Ventures that have already launched and are currently operational. In most cases, participating ventures must be formally registered and proof of this status will be required (unless this is not applicable to where your business runs).

Click here to apply 

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