The FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Start-ups

FAST is an initiative of Flapmax in partnership with Microsoft. The program combines business development, technology integration, funding and community building opportunities to enable African startups to scale more rapidly and sustainably.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Startups must be based in Africa
  • Be ready to scale or expand within the continent
  • Have established product-market fit 
  • B2B startups are prioritized
  • Healthtech, Fintech, Edutech and Industrials/Agritech startups are specifically of interest. Sustainability and Deeptech are welcomed
  • Commitment: Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program, 7th of March, 2022 – 27th of May, 2022.


  • Access and co-innovation with Microsoft engineering and product team.
  • Access and co-innovation with Fapmax engineering and product team.
  • Azure cloud credit, GitHub and developer tools.
  • SME value proposition and marketplace.
  • Enterprise and government proactive co-sell.
  • Access to talent through Flapmax ai academy.
  • Microsoft partner ecosystem
  • Access to Microsoft Africa VC circle
  • Cross market expansion

Application Deadline: 22 February 2022

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