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.


Round 2 is now closed

Round 2 of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund opened on 1 June 2017 and closed on 16 July 2017 at 11.59pm GMT.

For the second round, the Fund will be supporting start-ups operating in the Sharing Economy, and/or developing services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

For more details, please watch our video below, 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 April 2017 we announced our first round of 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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