The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.
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Round 3 of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund opened 12 March 2018 and all pitches are due by 15 April 2018 at 11.59pm GMT.

For the third round, the Fund will be supporting start-ups willing to work with mobile operators. The fund is sector-agnostic and open to post-revenue start-ups using mobile to solve local challenges in Asia-Pacific and Africa. Download the infographic for more.

For additional details please watch our video below, review the pitch questions before applying, and refer to our Terms & Conditions. For any further questions, please contact



Curious about the start-ups that have been successful in the past? In February 2018 we announced our full portfolio of Round 1 and Round 2 start-ups. Read our blog post to find out more.



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The Ecosystem Accelerator programme is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Government, the GSMA and its members.


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