ACCEL Awards 2019

ACCEL Awards 2019

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
Unparalleled International Exposure

Get international visibility across the world’s most successful corporations, media firms and African professionals

Prestigious Brand Partnership

ACCELAwards is organised by the Africa Club of the London Business School. One of the world’s elite business schools

International Business Mentoring

Access mentoring from a deep pool of business talent at the London Business School and partnering firms

Worldwide Business Network

Join a global network of successful Africa Club Alumni, business partners and Africa focused professionals

PLUS

Fully Sponsored Trip to London &

£15,000 in Award Prizes

for the Top 3 Start-ups

Time line

Application opens

on Dec. 1,

2018
  • Get Unparalleled International Exposure
  • Prestigious Brand Partnership
  • Global Business Mentoring&Network
  • Fully Sponsored Trip to London
  • £15,000 in Award Prizes
Register
Application closes

on Jan. 31,

2019
  • Short-listed start-ups are paired with mentors and progress to the 2nd Stage
Finalists selection

by Feb. 15,

2019
  • Top 3 finalist are chosen and invited to London for the final event
Africa Business Submit

onApr. 27,

2019
  • Finalists pitch at Africa Business Summit to select the ACCEL Champion for 2019!

Accelerated mentoring and promotion platform for early-stage African start-ups.

 

OUR VISION


At the Africa Club, our vision is to have a profound impact on business development in Africa. We are therefore proud to introduce the ACCEL Awards as part of our long-term commitment to African entrepreneurship. The ACCEL Awards is designed to recognize promising African start-ups and providing them with an international platform to promote their ideas, brands and businesses.

For our sponsoring partners, the ACCEL Awards creates an open platform to engage with emerging African leaders and innovators, and identify pioneering trends and business opportunities. It also offers a unique opportunity to partner with the London Business School, one of the world’s elite business school, get unparalleled visibility and access some of the world’s most successful corporations, innovative entrepreneurs, media firms and global talent pool.

About US

London Business School Africa Club

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.

The Africa Club is a student-run club at London Business School. We exist to promote engagement on Africa within the school and with the broader business community, either in London, Africa or globally. Our members are individuals who have either worked in Africa or have cultural or professional interests in the continent.

The Accelawards will be hosted at the Annual Africa Business Summit on Saturday 27th April, 2019. The Africa Business Summit is one of the largest of its kind globally, and the leading forum in Europe for shaping business perspective on Africa’s future. This summit will give the ACCELAwards finalists an unrivalled stage to engage with global business leaders and African professionals.

LBS Africa Business Summit

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