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WATCH DEMO DAY ON-DEMAND
For 1 week, Dec 19th - 23rd, watch the recorded demo days for the Fall 2022 cohort programs and see their startups' profiles!

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Register for Global Investor Days to access all our '22 Fall startups at once (open Jan 23rd through 26th).

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Since 2017, FoundersBoost has helped to pre-accelerate 400+ pre-seed startups chosen from over 5,200 applicants globally. Our alumni have gone on to the world's top accelerator programs including YC, Techstars, and 500 Startups and they have raised $130M+ to date.

We are a global tech startup pre-accelerator aimed at working with great early stage entrepreneurs to prepare them for accelerator programs, seed investment, and revenue through a six week part-time program.

Growing Globally

Keep an eye out for new city program announcements. If you want to be considered to launch a new program in your ecosystem, contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

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Boosting startup success with no fee charged and no equity taken!

Mentor Driven Program

Expert Speakers

from recognized domain experts to help you grow.

Pitch Coaching

to identify holes in the business and hone the startup's story.

One-on-One Mentorship

to help improve the startups impact.
Week 1: Induction & Customer Development
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Meet the team

Meet your directors, peers, and mentors. Get a deep dive into what’s going to happen over the program and what you need to do to make the most from the program.

Know Your Customer

Learn how to make the most of your time with customers and get to the bottom of what they need from your startup.

Week 2: Pitch And Presentation Skills
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Pitch Like a Pro

Get best practice tips on how to ensure your presentation and pitch skills communicate your company effectively and clearly, while also connecting with your audience.

Week 3: Market Sizing
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Size the Market

Understand how to break down markets to see how big your potential customer can be and start working on how to take the right steps in addressing this new business.

Week 4: Building Products that Matter
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Building Products People Love

Hear from industry expert speakers on the factors that go into making products that your users and customers will care about to make your startup a necessary item for their everyday way of doing things. Learn how to find Product-Market Fit.

Week 5: The Fundraising Process & Techniques
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Finetune Your Fundraise

Learn the best practices on preparing for investment and how to appropriately attack your fundraising process.

Week 6: Venture Funding and Accelerators
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Investment and Growth

Get insights into what role accelerators, angels, VC's, and other types of funding may play in the future of your startup; and how best to deal with them at the right time for your business.

Meet the Program Team

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Program Leaders

Joan

Mtajia

Zambia
Program Leaders

Faith

Mukumbiri

Program Leaders

Stephen

Muraga

Zambia
Program Leaders

Jo-An

Mtaja

Zambia
Program Leaders

John

Soneka

Zambia
Program Leaders

Julius

Luwaya

Zambia

Track Record

In 4 years, we've had the following impact on pre-seed founders.

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$140M

Funding Raised
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80%

Startups have an Underrepresented Founder
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21

Programs Globally
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2000+

Founders in our community

Meet the Fall 2022 Startups

Ace Smart Technologies Ltd.

https://www.smartrevision.co.zm/
Lusaka, Zambia
We provide elearning services and sell kids tablets.
Edtech, E-Learning
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Ace Smart Technologies Ltd.

Our Website
Lusaka, Zambia
We provide elearning services and sell kids tablets.
Edtech, E-Learning
Sales Motion:
B2B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription with Metered Services
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Post-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Chabu Muchinshi
CEO

Goliath Aerospace Technology

https://www.goliathaerotech.com
Lusaka, Zambia
Commercial drone service provider, providing data collection, analytics and consultation in agriculture and forestry
Agtech, AI / ML, Analytics, Big Data, SaaS, Sensors
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Goliath Aerospace Technology

Our Website
Lusaka, Zambia
Commercial drone service provider, providing data collection, analytics and consultation in agriculture and forestry
Agtech, AI / ML, Analytics, Big Data, SaaS, Sensors
Sales Motion:
B2B
Revenue Model:
Services/Fee for Service
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

James Chama
CEO, Co-Founder

Ignitos Space

http://www.ignitos.space/
Lusaka, Zambia
Using Space to Save life on Earth
Big Data, Agtech, Analytics
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Ignitos Space

Our Website
Lusaka, Zambia
Using Space to Save life on Earth
Big Data, Agtech, Analytics
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2B2C, B2C, B2G
Revenue Model:
Services/Fee for Service
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Ahmad Hamwi
CEO, Founder

Kwelan

https://www.kwelan.com
Lusaka, Zambia
Kwelan is an online car rental platform/car sharing platform within Africa
Marketplaces, Transportation & Mobility
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Kwelan

Our Website
Lusaka, Zambia
Kwelan is an online car rental platform/car sharing platform within Africa
Marketplaces, Transportation & Mobility
Sales Motion:
B2B2C, Marketplace
Revenue Model:
Marketplaces
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Post-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Dadcoff Siwale
CEO

Program Partners

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Investors in our Alumni Include

Kleiner Perkins logoPlug And Play logoTechstars logoWavemaker logoWayra logoY Combinator logo
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FoundersBoost Ecosystem Partners

Global Accelerator Network (GAN) logoF6S logoTechstars logo

Perks Partners Include

1Password logoAWS logoBamboo HR logoBrex logoGoogle for Startups logoHubSpot for Startups logoSegment logoStripe logoUnbounce logoZendesk for startups logo
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Community

FoundersBoostX helps any early stage founder anywhere take the best next step in building their startup with weekly member workshops featuring VC's, industry experts, and founders.

We're growing our library of on-demand workshops and now have over 35 available to view and over 2000 members to meet.

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