The NINJA Accelerator in South Africa

Next INnovation with JApan (NINJA) is a startup support initiative by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched in January 2020 to promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and creation of new businesses in order to strengthen the startup ecosystem in emerging countries.

NINJA aims at supporting African startups showing high-growth potential with strategic partnerships, mentorship, and access to investment opportunities for enhanced business growth and continued social development in the continent.

A one-of-a-kind accelerator with a Japanese twist, designed to fast track the growth of impactful game changers, uniquely tailored to generate value for post-revenue, high-potential startups in South Africa.


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