Kenyan fin-tech startup, Kwara, is among nineteen other startups from Sweden, the US, India, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria and more that will be participating in the Norrsken Impact Accelerator in Europe’s unicorn capital: Stockholm, Sweden.
The Norrsken Impact Accelerator program is aimed at helping startups scale during an 8-week sprint, hosted at Norrsken House Stockholm. These startups will receive mentorship and tailored support from serial entrepreneurs, unicorn founders, business leaders and topic experts. The program concludes with a pitch in front of 150+ top international investors such as Accel and Norrsken VC.
There were applications from over 120 countries. This places Kwara in the top 1% of impact startups across the globe.
Cynthia Wandia, Kwara’s CEO, says: “Norrsken has proven to find and accelerate high-impact startups with unicorn potential and we are honoured to participate this year. Following Kwara’s rapid growth and international presence, we are certain that the close interaction and mentorship from founders of unicorns such as Klarna, Truecaller and Oatly will ensure Kwara learns from the very best as we chart our path to the top.”
Norrsken VC is a €125 million impact VC fund investing in the best entrepreneurs that solve societal issues using technology. The vision for the Norrsken Impact Accelerator is to create real change through investing in the next generation business models. They focus on businesses where the impact is a result of the core operations and impact and profit go hand in hand.