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NBA Africa
Triple Double Accelerator

First-round Deadline: 31 May 2024

About the Program

NBA Africa’s Triple Double Accelerator program aims to support African startups and the African tech ecosystem and African tech entrepreneurs by promoting growth in the sports and creative industries. Through this program, participating startups will have access to mentorship and capital to accelerate their growth and help drive the growth of African economies.

WIN PRIZES

1st Place

$50,000 in cash accompanied by $50,000 in value-in-kind

2nd Place

$40,000 in cash accompanied by $40,000 in value-in-kind

3rd Place

$30,000 in cash accompanied by $30,000 in value-in-kind

4th Place

$20,000 in cash accompanied by $20,000 in value-in-kind

Benefits of the Accelerator

Access to Prizing

Win up to $50,000 cash and $50,000 value-in-kind

Expand Network

Connect to prominent business leaders, corporations, and multinationals through mentorship

Global Exposure

A chance to pitch to global industry leaders at Demo Day in New York City

Criteria

  • Operations headquartered in Africa
  • Product alignment with one of the five Sports and Creative startup categories
  • Proven demand for product and/or service through strong customer base and/or revenue
  • Demonstrable impact and/or relevancy to the broader African continent
ELIGIBILITY

Eligible Categories of Startups

The Triple Double Accelerator is seeking startups whose products and/or services align with the below categories.

Live Event Experience and Ticketing

Transforming or enhancing live events through improved ticketing, entry, or in-arena or in-stadium experience.

Digital Fan Platforms and Connectivity

Creating new, innovative ways to collect fan data, translate data into targeted offerings for fans, and create digital hubs for fans to connect.

AI for Consumers

Designing new products for fans that leverage AI, such as dubbing content in local languages, creating an NBA chatbot, etc.

Investing in Youth

Creating tools to promote life skills, positive habits, and other programs for a highly digitally – connected African youth population.

Other Sports and Creative Startups

Innovating and disrupting any sector within the sports, entertainment and creative industries. 

Ready to apply now?
Don’t miss this opportunity.

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ELIGIBILITY

Eligible Categories of Startups

The Triple Double Accelerator is seeking startups whose products and/or services align with the below categories.

Live Event Experience and Ticketing

Transforming or enhancing live events through improved ticketing, entry, or in-arena or in-stadium experience.

Digital Fan Platforms and Connectivity

Creating new, innovative ways to collect fan data, translate data into targeted offerings for fans, and create digital hubs for fans to connect.

AI for Consumers

Designing new products for fans that leverage AI, such as dubbing content in local languages, creating an NBA chatbot, etc.

Investing in Youth

Creating tools to promote life skills, positive habits, and other programs for a highly digitally – connected African youth population.

Other Sports and Creative Startups

Innovating and disrupting any sector within the sports, entertainment and creative industries. 

Ready to apply now?
Don’t miss this opportunity.

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TIMELINE

How It Works

STEP 1

Written Application

Deadline 31 May 2024

  • Founders must complete the online application (roughly 60 mins to complete).
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage applying as early as possible.

STEP 2

One-way Video Interview

Deadline 5 June 2024

  •  Selected startups will be invited to participate in a one-way video interview.
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes.

STEP 3

Selection Process

18 June 2024

  • Judges will evaluate each submission and select the top startups to participate in the program.
  • All applicants will be informed of their application status on 18 June.

STEP 4

Mentorship

June – August 2024

  • The accelerator program will include mentorship, workshops, and pitch practice in preparation for Demo Day in September
  • The required time commitment will be 4 hours per week, not including Demo Day

STEP 5

Demo Day

September 2024

  • Participating startups will get the opportunity to pitch to global industry leaders in New York for a chance to win prizing.

All dates are subject to change and subject to the Terms & Conditions of the program.