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Qualcomm® Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program 2023/2014

With pleasure, Qualcomm is bringing a massive opportunity to African startups.

The Qualcomm® Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Initiative is not a regular startup opportunity program.


It is an equity-free mentorship program geared towards the identification of promising early-stage startups ready to grow by applying advanced connectivity and processing technologies to innovative end-to-end systems solutions.

Qualcomm will be providing these startups with business training, engineering consultation for product development, and guidance on intellectual property management.

What to expect from the Qualcomm® Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program

There are so many benefits of the Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program. As a startup owner in the world today, there are many challenges you encounter that often make you give up or confused.

However, this initiative will offer;

  • One-on-One Mentorship: You will have the privilege of having 1:1 mentorship with Qualcomm experts.
  • Product realization: As a startup, you mind find your ideas difficult to make viable. Qualcomm will guide you to realize your product.
  • Skill development: There will be an opportunity for skill acquisition and upgrades. With Qualcomm’s Masterclasses on product management, pitch clinic, IPR, and hardware architecture, you could reach your full potential in entrepreneurship.
  • Visibility: There will be room for connecting with high-industry players, industry leaders, VCs, investors, and other accelerators.

Schedule for Qualcomm® Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program

According to the timeline from the official Qualcomm site, the program is scheduled as follows;

  • Application Phase: December 13th, 2022 to February 28th, 2023.
  • Shortlisting of the Startups: March 2023.
  • Mentorship Program: April 2023 to November 2023.
  • Program Finale & Demo Day: December 2023.
  • Application Deadline: February 28th, 2023.

Good luck with your applications, and make sure you have a convincing startup or idea.

For inquiries about the Qualcomm® Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program, contact or visit the official website.


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