Solartaxi, a Ghanaian start-up that provides renewable energy transportation solutions, has been chosen as one of ten companies to participate in the inaugural Qualcomm Make in Africa start-up mentorship programme. The programme is part of the Qualcomm Africa Innovation Platform announced in December 2022 and will offer equity-free mentorship to all selected companies in areas such as business planning, engineering, intellectual property protection and advanced technologies such as connectivity, sensing and AI/ML. Solartaxi was selected based on its technical capabilities, business factors, potential for innovation and intellectual property generation.
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This programme is the first of its kind in Africa and aims to support the continued growth of the continent’s technology start-up ecosystem. As a participant in the programme, Solartaxi will receive mentorship from Qualcomm leaders on product realization, masterclasses on product management, pitch clinics, IPR and hardware architecture. The programme will culminate in a finale demo day in December 2023.
This mentorship programme offers Solartaxi the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, venture capitalists, investors and other accelerators, marking a significant milestone for the company and its commitment to sustainable development and transforming Africa’s mobility landscape. The start-up expressed gratitude to Qualcomm for the opportunity and believes that the collaboration will unlock immense opportunities for growth, ground-breaking innovations and partnerships that will shape the future of transportation across the continent.