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  Qualcomm, a multinational corporation and a leading player in the global technology space, is offering startups in Africa the chance to receive mentorship and technical aid that will enable them to attain their innovative, problem-solving, and business development potential.
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Through its initiative, the Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Initiative, the company intends to spot and help early-stage startups that are utilizing contemporary technologies to solve relevant problems on the continent. It is seeking out ventures that are leveraging processing technology and advanced connectivity to produce promising solutions, including hardware. Qualcomm says that it will help the startups that it selects with business coaching, engineering support that’ll aid their product development processes, and expert advice on ways to protect their intellectual property.
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This program will benefit its participants in the following ways:
  • Access one-to-one mentorship with experts at Qualcomm on a regular basis
  • Acquire skills in crucial areas like product management, pitching, and hardware architecture
  • Get opportunities to engage Venture Capitalists, investors, industry leaders, and other accelerators
  • Have a demo day with the startup ecosystem


The Qualcomm Make in Africa program is open to early-stage startups that utilize contemporary connectivity and processing technologies to solve problems in Africa (including startups that produce hardware).
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The Lead-up To The Program

Applications will remain open until February 28, 2023. Startups that qualify for the program will be shortlisted in March 2023. The program will run from April to November, with the Demo Day (program finale) set for December 2023. If you would like to apply for the Qualcomm Make In Africa Startup Mentorship Program, click here. Featured Image Source: This Day Live
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This article was first published on 22nd December 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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