The Accelerator is a cross-sector training programme that gives emerging entrepreneurs access to inspiring peers, generous mentors, a global network, and value-aligned investors and donors, both local and global. We look for early stage ventures (business, non-profit and social enterprise) that demonstrate the potential to develop scalable solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing concerns.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Annually we select 12 applicants to form part of the Accelerator program. There are generally three in-person** events. We provide a platform for “round-table” discussions and extensive one-on-one mentor sessions, culminating in a public pitch event to potential investors and donors.

The Triga Community is one with deep rooted-relationships based on integrity and trust. It is an energetic, assertive, safe space with faith as the common thread that connects us all.

NEW APPLICATIONS OPEN ON 15 NOVEMBER 2021

GATHERING ONE

18-22 April 2022
In Harmonie, Franschhoek, South Africa

GATHERING TWO

1-5 August 2022
Thaba Eco Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

GATHERING THREE

20-22 October 2022
Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Entrepreneurial heart and passion for excellence
High-growth stage and desire to scale
Deep interest in the work/faith integration and embodiment of the gospel
Humble and teachable leadership qualities
Demonstrable commitment to finding solutions for Africa’s most pressing concerns

WHAT FELLOWS GET

Personal access to our Triga mentors, successful entrepreneurs and leaders who integrate their faith with their work
Relational mentoring on the critical components of building world-class ventures
A lifetime network of Triga alumni and peers from diverse industries
An opportunity to present to a group of select, values-aligned investors and philanthropists at the Triga Conference
Advice and support from the Triga core team – whether it’s assistance with polished presentations, sound theological framing of a venture, recruitment of board members or advisors, or any other personal or organisational needs

PROGRAMME FEES

First Fellow
R30 000

Second Fellow (Option 1)
R25 000
(if co-founder or senior leader in the venture)

Second Fellow (Option 2)
R20 000
(if younger member with strong potential to lead in the future)

International Stipend
Fellows from African countries outside South Africa may apply for a 50/50 travel stipend of up to R10 000 per fellow, for the attendance of the three events. To be eligible, fellows should be engaged with work on the ground within the respective countries.

TRIGA VENTURES IS A NON-PROFIT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION (PBO) IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO HAS A 501(C)(3) AFFILIATION IN THE USA.

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