As more startups focus on the booming cloud computer business, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has combined with technology accelerator Sw7 to provide what they say is Africa’s first Virtual B2B Technology Business Accelerator.
Focussing obviously on AWS technology, they believe the new virtual accelerator will assist founders of business-to-business (B2B) and software-as-a-service (Saas) businesses who want to scale their offering
“We are excited to team up with AWS, to offer an inclusive, community-supported, data-driven approach that assists B2B technology businesses to effectively scale” says Sw7 co-founder Odette Jones. “Businesses pay for the level of support they want without giving up equity and avoid the constraints imposed by traditional programme-centric approaches. This cost-based model is appealing – it’s the best of all worlds”.
The programme starts on 13 January 2020 and will run until April. The application deadline for the AWS Activate program is 15 December.
Sw7 co-founder Keith Jones adds “the OKR (Objective Key Result) structure Sw7 uses, enables us to move away from a programme-centric curriculum and batch-based ‘transmit’ approach, and moves to a more business needs and outcomes-based approach where the content, tools and templates are curated for each business, offering market and sector relevant support in context.”