Funding for start-ups, technical support

Supporting African Entrepreneurs Grow! 

Are you a practising entrepreneur or you have a business idea that you feel is a solution to an identified problem? We are excited to welcome you at Fountain Marketplace. In addition to linking you to potential capital/grant opportunities we also facilitate skills development programs for entrepreneurs. We provide business support to enterprising individuals by providing you with free sample business plans and company profile documents which they can adapt to their situations. But that’s not all, for entrepreneurs who subscribe with us, we also match you with established business leaders and managers from across the world who can help you develop your business further. Below is our minefield of opportunities for individual and budding start-ups: 

Posted 2 months ago

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the UN agency responsible for promoting sustainable, accessible and inclusive tourism is looking for applicants for the sustainable development goals global start-up competition. This competition will aim to encourage the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to welcome and provide significant impact during the UN decade of action starting this year. […]

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The GET.invest Finance Catalyst connects renewable energy projects and companies with finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy opportunities, currently in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. It provides advisory support on investment strategy, business case structuring, as well as accessing finance through a team of dedicated experts with extensive experience in […]

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Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) and South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are calling out for applications from interested participants to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the domain of Disruptive Technologies with a focus on real-world solutions in agriculture, water, renewable energy and health. Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research […]

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) coordinates development aid by the Japanese government in developing nations. The JICA  has announced the launch of the NINJA Business Plan Competition for businesses emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak. NINJA is short for Next Innovation with Japan. The NINJA Business Plan Competition will target startups and organizations from 19 […]

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Startups and other businesses are invited to apply for the for the Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) Africa. Green Agribusiness Fund is designed to invest in agribusiness initiatives/companies that are deemed socially responsible in their business dealings in various parts of Africa. These businesses must be owned by young Africans who are living in Africa. The […]

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Are you a company with a vision to revolutionize the way Zambians pay, save, send or lend money? If you are, then apply for this FinTech4U Accelerator Programme. United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive partnered on a business accelerator programme, FinTech4U, that aims to address some of these challenges by working with 10 […]

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UNICEF is calling out for applications for funding under the UNICEF Innovation Fund (IF), it provides investment-style funding for early-stage, open source digital public goods that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people. The core motivation of the IF is to identify “clusters” or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology, so […]

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The United Nations Office for Project Service, UNOPS is calling on innovators, entrepreneurs, computer programmers and software developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this Innovation Challenge, UNOPS will make available the necessary platform for sustaining efforts to address environmental issues within the […]

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Free Event, Application Deadline: 22 June, 2020 Meaningful Business is calling out for passionate entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 Mission Possible Digital Event. Passion-driven entrepreneurs play a key role in structuring a more equitable, sustainable future for humanity. Mission Possible is an important online event designed by Meaningful Business, to support these passionate and visionary leaders […]

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This is an exciting program to nurture African and Swiss start-ups. In an innovation based program, science-based business initiators are chosen based on their previous entrepreneurial experiences and training to participate in an advanced workshop in a noteworthy African innovation Hub (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Marrakesh, among others) . There, they are offered mentoring and are […]

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Do you have a business Idea and are clueless on how to proceed ?