Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched AWS Fintech Africa Accelerator for African fintech companies. The equity-free program supports early-stage startups with technology, product development, go-to-market advice and funding-ready strategies.

The 10-week online program leverages the best of Amazon’s infrastructure and partner network to support pre-seed and seed-stage Fintech startups developing their projects in Africa.


  • All startups with FinTech specialization located in Africa can take part in the Accelerator
  • There are 3 scenarios acceptable to take part in the Accelerator:
    1. Startup will build the Project on Amazon Web Services infrastructure using at least one of AWS services
    2. The project was built before on Amazon Web Services and it is live
    3. The project was built before on any other platform and will be migrated to AWS during the Acceleration program. In case of migration from on-premise, hosting or other cloud platforms, AWS has dedicated migration programs for the support that Participants can use

Organizational terms of participation are: 

  • The condition for participation in the Accelerator is to submit a complete Application by correctly filling in the Application Form and confirming it by clicking the ” Submit ” button in the “My applications” section on Participant’s Account. In the case of a juvenile, the application can be submitted only by his/her statutory representative. Any consents described hereunder given by a statutory representative refer to the juvenile.
  • Applications can be submitted only electronically (online) via Registration to the Accelerator at the website. Startups will receive a confirmation of Participation in the Accelerator via email.
  • Filling in the Application Form and attaching needed documents require providing personal details, including name, surname, e-mail address and other information.
  • Submitting the Application for participation in the Accelerator constitutes the acceptance of the Terms of Participation available on the website and the Participant’s commitment to follow them.


  • Up To $25,000 in AWS Activate Credit: Up to $25K to spend on AWS services, a free one-year AWS Business Support subscription for up to $5K and more!
  • Technology Fast-Track: Tech resources, guidance and a community of peers. From technical deep dives to round tables on day-to-day CTO challenges
  • Funding Preparation: Become funding-ready with hands-on workshops and concrete use cases and validate your strategy, pitch deck and storytelling
  • Alumni Community: The community brings together all program members, including alumni founders for both CEOs and CTOs
  • Partner Offers & Special Discounts: Access to credits, valuable discounts & offers from AWS Partners for accepted teams
  • Cloud Support: 1:1 meetings with AWS Solution Architects and access to product, regulatory & compliance, and security specialists
  • Business Boost: 1:many sessions, workshops and 1:1 mentor meetings with subject-matter experts and advisors
  • Marketing & PR: Media exposure and coverage for selected teams
  • Global Network: Benefit from the extensive AWS network of industry leaders, technology experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors, startup organizations and advisors
  • Fundraising Support: Fundraising tools & support along with access to a wide network of leading global VC funds
  • Up To 90% Off Up to 90% off on HubSpot for eligible startup teams
  • €15.000 Credits: Stripe Credits: €15.000 for all applicants!
  • $3000 Credits: For an annual Business Plan for up to 25 users with access to unlimited video recordings & more features for all teams!
  • $50.000 Credits: $50.000 on the Mixpanel Growth Plan for all applicants!
  • $1000 Credits: $1000 in credits for an all-in-one Notion workspace for all applicants!
  • 6 Months For Free: Get 6 months of Zendesk Suite for Customer Service and Sales CRM for free and 15% off your first annual subscription!

Application for the AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator closes on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Click here to apply.

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