Qualcomm, a leading global provider of wireless technology, is now accepting applications for its Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program.
This program provides companies with access to engineers, coaching, and advice on intellectual property protection.
The NASDAQ-listed company An American multinational company called Qualcomm develops wireless technology-related semiconductors, software, and services.
According to Disrupt Africa, the firm introduced its African Innovation Platform in December 2022. This platform consists of a range of training, education, and mentorship programs designed to assist in the growth of Africa’s nascent digital sector.
The platform will connect award recipients, small-to-medium sized startups, and local colleges with Qualcomm experts and its cutting edge suite of mobile platform and technology capabilities, including 4G, 5G, IoT, AI, and machine learning.
With the launch of the Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Programme, it has gone one step further. This equity-free mentorship program will identify promising early-stage startups that are eager to apply cutting-edge connectivity and processing technologies to creative end-to-end systems solutions, including hardware. These companies will receive business coaching, access to engineering consultation for product development, and advice on intellectual property protection.
Applications can be submitted here until February 18; the program will run from April through November. In December, there will be a demo day to cap it off.