Committed to building the next global unicorns, Aptive Capital is a United States-based $1 million portfolio fund. It is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and innovators with a focus on social impact within their communities.

Launched in 2020 arising from the funding gap as a result of the pandemic, the fund is committed to supporting, coaching, and increasing the social impact of early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators who are changing the norm and creating social impact within their society.

Calling all early-stage startups in Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, and Ethiopia!

Are you:

  1. A startup with an MVP or
  2. A revenue-generating startup/business with need for funds
  3. Ready to scale and deepen solution in a specific region
  4. Part of a team with at least 2 founders
  5. Seeking funding

You should apply before June 10, 2020, 23:59hours GMT+1

Application process:

  • 25 Startups and Businesses will be invited for one on one Zoom pitch to better understand your model and team fit on a rolling basis from 1st June 2020
  • 10 Selected Startups and businesses will make it for the finals
  • 5 selected viable Startups and businesses will receive $10,000 Investment for equity each through a virtual pitch which will happen between June 15 and 19, 2020 (would be announced).

Steps to apply;

  • Do 30-60 seconds video introducing your startup, the problem, and the solution you are providing as well as the social impact it has on your community.
  • Upload the video on Facebook or Twitter and tag @aptivecapital with hashtag #aptive #10kinvestment #Africa #mysolution
  • Ensure you are following this handles @aptivecapital and @onekioskafrica @benxpeter @ajadewumi to qualify

Deadline for Application is June 10, 2020, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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Which innovations are we looking for?

You can apply if your innovation is listed in one of the following categories or technologies.


  • Digital storytelling
  • eLearning
  • Precision farming
  • Access to market
  • Access to finance
  • Digital payment
  • Supply chain management
  • Food delivery
  • Animal and crops health
  • Soil fertility
  • Logistic and transport
  • e-commerce
  • Gamification
  • Big data
  • Data analysis
  • Open data
  • Data protection
  • Data security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Building digital expertise for
    farmers (eSkills, eLiteracy)


  • Internet of things
  • Big data analysis systems
  • SMS-services
  • Virtual /augmented reality
  • 3D-printer
  • Robotics
  • Apps programs
  • Database
  • Blockchain
  • Monitoring
  • Social media
  • Web platforms
  • GIS (Geo-Information Systems)/Mapping
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Controlling systems
  • Digital learning software
    (eLearning system, MOOC
    platforms, open educational resources)
  • Precision farming (chipcards,
    sensors, drones/ remote sensing system)
  • Information-management
    systems (IMS)

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