Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024 – APPLY NOW

Applications are now open for the Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024. The initiative is the first of its kind in Africa and it is aimed at identifying promising early-stage startups that show promise in applying cutting-edge connectivity and processing technologies to create innovative end-to-end systems solutions, encompassing hardware.

Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024
Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2024

Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program

Selected startups will receive comprehensive support, including business coaching, access to engineering consultation for product development, and guidance on safeguarding intellectual property.

This initiative aims to empower startups by offering them valuable resources and expertise, fostering their growth in the dynamic landscape of technology and innovation.

Qualcomm is at the forefront of creating a world where seamless connectivity empowers both individuals and devices. “By skillfully expanding the technologies that initially drove the mobile revolution, we are now extending these capabilities to fuel the next generation of intelligent and interconnected smart devices.” “Our goal is to make connectivity smarter and more accessible, shaping a future where everything and everyone can stay seamlessly connected.”

Eligibility for the Program

  • You must be an open early start-up
  • You must be operating in Africa

Benefits of the program


  • You will get 1:1 mentorship with Qualcomm leaders on a regular cadence
  • The program will guide startups to product realization


There will be masterclasses on product management, pitch clinic, IPR, and hardware architecture.


  • Demo Day with the startup ecosystem
  • You will have the opportunity to connect with various industry leaders, VCs, investors, and other accelerators

Application date

Application Phase: December 11th 2023 to February 18th 2024

Shortlisting of the Startups: March 2024

Mentorship Program: April 2024 to November 2024

Program Finale & Demo Day: December 2024

Click here to apply

You can find more information about the Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program here.



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