Village Capital, with support from Moody’s Foundation and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced the 23 early-stage startups that have been selected to take part in Future of Work Africa 2021 accelerator.
The prestigious programme is an accelerator for African startups that are working to help young people find jobs, build careers, and prepare for the future of work.
A total of 23 companies were selected to participate in the program as part of two cohorts in May through August 2021. The top two peer-selected companies in each cohort will receive $20,000 in capital to help scale their businesses.
“In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, over 230 million jobs will require digital skills by 2030. Initiatives like Future of Work Africa are helping open new opportunities for African youth by supporting innovative startups that leverage technology to expand access to digital skills and provide more efficient ways to match talent in the job market.