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    Norrsken Accelerator Invites African Startups to Join 2024 Cohort

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    Stockholm-based Norrsken Accelerator, founded by Niklas Adalberth of Klarna fame, is extending its support to innovative African start-ups by opening applications for its 2024 cohort. With a focus on impact ventures, the accelerator aims to assist early-stage businesses in Africa and around the world to scale their solutions for significant environmental and social challenges.

    Norrsken Accelerator, a part of the Norrsken Foundation, is renowned for its commitment to fostering ventures that address pressing global issues. Established in 2016, the accelerator has been instrumental in providing both funding and mentorship to budding entrepreneurs. Niklas Adalberth’s vision, coupled with Norrsken’s expansive ecosystem, has made it a beacon for socially conscious start-ups.

    The programme’s core objective is to identify and nurture the most promising early-stage impact ventures. Norrsken is particularly interested in ventures with robust business models built on innovative technologies, targeting the pre-seed stage. Successful applicants stand to receive $125,000 in funding, along with access to an eight-week business development programme held in Stockholm, Sweden.

    “Start-ups leveraging scalable technology are the key to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges,” emphasizes Norrsken. The accelerator prides itself on providing a comprehensive support system, including workspace facilities tailored for tech and impact entrepreneurs. Through one-on-one sessions and mentorship from industry experts, participants are equipped with the tools necessary to grow and scale their businesses.

    Norrsken’s impact extends beyond the accelerator programme. The Norrsken ecosystem encompasses various initiatives, including Norrsken22 and NorrskenVC, aimed at supporting disruptive businesses globally. Notably, Norrsken Africa Seed focuses specifically on investing in scalable technology ventures addressing critical issues in Africa.

    A shining example of Norrsken’s impact in Africa is South African fintech firm Stitch, which has flourished under the support of the Norrsken Africa Seed fund. As part of the programme, nominees will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a diverse audience of investors, partners, and potential clients at Norrsken Investor Day.

    Even after the programme concludes, Norrsken remains committed to supporting its alumni. The platform serves as a hub for peer advice and facilitates connections with investors and partners, fostering long-term growth and sustainability for the participating start-ups.

    With applications open until the end of April, Norrsken Accelerator invites ambitious African start-ups to seize the opportunity to join its 2024 cohort. Through its unique blend of funding, mentorship, and global networking opportunities, Norrsken continues to empower entrepreneurs to turn their vision of creating positive societal impact into reality. 

    Interested businesses can apply on the Norrsken website, marking the first step towards a journey of growth and innovation.

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