Kenya’s Pezesha has been selected to participate in the upcoming Blackbox Connect 20 accelerator programme in November this year at Silicon Valley.
Blackbox connect 20 is a two-week residential programme for startup founders from across the globe.
Blackbox is an entrepreneur-first approach that aims to make entrepreneurs the core engine for global economic growth, and that they need someone in their corner as they build the future.
It helps talented young startup founders emerge as stronger leaders to help them redefine what’s possible for themselves, their company, their community, and the world.
Driven by a strong commitment to equality of entrepreneurial opportunity, its not-for-profit work spans 60 countries. Blackbox believes a more equitable, prosperous future begins with increasing access to entrepreneurial resources: mentorship, capital, knowledge, and networks.
Since the world’s most impactful innovations can originate anywhere, Blackbox ensures every entrepreneur has a shot at creating shared value for the global economy regardless of where they come from.
Pezesha, which has given more than 5,000 borrowers from a pool of more than 100 local lenders in just 10 months of operation, says it aims to use the two-week stay to connect with ”fellow talented founders from more than 40 countries to share ideas, networks and partnerships and build relationships with the pool of experienced venture capitalists, and subject matter experts as well as access to strategic resources to fuel Pezesha’s growth and global expansion.”
The Founder will further share experiences of more than 7+ years in shaping the tech ecosystem in Kenya, successfully exiting a tech company, and building world-class platforms with local talent.
Blackbox says it’s rethinking the traditional accelerator model which largely focused on creating a pipeline for investors instead of working to create a strong foundation under the founder which elevates their long-term potential, expands their worldview, exposes them to new opportunities, and connects them to their own greatness.