November 3

Jobtech Alliance Launches Startup Accelerator Programmes to Improve Livelihoods in Africa

BY Tom Jackson

The Jobtech Alliance, an ecosystem-building initiative around inclusive jobtech in Africa steered by Mercy Corps and BFA Global, has launched two programmes – the Catalyst Jobtech Accelerator and the Jobtech Innovation Lab – designed to support digital platforms that connect people to work opportunities that build livelihoods.

A partnership between Mercy Corps and BFA Global, the Jobtech Alliance aims to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to build platforms that deliver quality livelihoods, are inclusive, and enable users to engage in decent work.

Building on the experience of BFA Global’s Catalyst Fund model, the Catalyst Job Accelerator will host two cohorts of four early-stage innovators creating affordable, accessible, and appropriate jobtech solutions that connect young people to jobs.

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Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)