Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024

Applications are now open for the Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024 targeted at promising early-stage startups.

Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program, an equity-free mentorship program will identify promising early-stage startups keen on applying advanced connectivity and processing technologies to innovative end-to-end systems solutions, including hardware, and provide these companies with business coaching, access to engineering consultation for product development, and guidance on protecting intellectual property.

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Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program Overview.

As the first initiative of its kind in Africa, this equity-free mentorship program will identify promising early-stage startups keen on applying advanced connectivity and processing technologies to innovative end-to-end systems solutions, including hardware, and provide these companies with business coaching, access to engineering consultation for product development, and guidance on protecting intellectual property.

Benefits of Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program

  • Mentorship
    • 1:1 mentorship with Qualcomm leaders on a regular cadence
    • Guide startups to product realization
  • Skilling
    • Masterclasses on product management, pitch clinic, IPR and hardware architecture.
  • Visibility
    • Demo Day with the startup ecosystem
    • Connect with various industry leaders, VCs, investors, and other accelerators

Application Requirements.

  • Open to early-stage startups;
  • Applicants should be based in Africa.

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Program Timeline

  • Application Phase: December 11, 2023 to February 18, 2024
  • Shortlisting of the Startups: March 2024
  • Mentorship Program: April 2024 to November 2024
  • Program Finale & Demo Day: December 2024

Method of Application.

Interested candidates should visit the application portal to submit their applications online. Click on the button below to start your application.

For any queries, please write to us at qdesigninfo@qualcomm.com

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