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Sahara Ventures Mission

Building a stable innovation
technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.

About Us

We Are Saharans

Our mission is to build a stable innovation, technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa through consultancy and investment. Our long-term vision is to become Africa’s largest consultancy and investment firm. We believe the best way to solve a problem and create impact is by building a business around it.

15
Projects Managed
10
Events Organized
239
Startups Reached
3000
Entrepreneurs Reached

What We Do

Sahara Ventures

Sahara Consulting

Sahara Consulting is for impact project management firm focusing on managing projects that creates an impact on the community. Our projects are sustainable data-driven projects designed with the user while considering the needs of the ecosystem. We use ICT tools and adopt innovative approaches.

Sahara Accelerator

Sahara Accelerator is both Venture-Backed Accelerator and Corporate Sponsored Accelerator. The accelerator scouts for scalable post revenue start-ups in Africa and link them to funding opportunities. We are also working with corporate sector partners designing sectorial based acceleration programs for ideas and projects.

Sahara Sparks

The corporate events management company, the company is behind East Africa's largest Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship event, Sahara Sparks. The event creates an avenue for discussion on global trending technology and supports early-stage companies by providing them a platform to pitch and exhibit their businesses to access investors and partners.

Sahara Advisory

Sahara Advisory provides business advisory services to local and international businesses. Sahara Advisory offers investment advisory services to international clients looking to invest in Africa. The company also provides training on trending innovative corporate techniques and approaches to new and established businesses.

Saharans Works

We strive to deliver quality.

Sahara Sparks 2017

Events and Forums Management

FinTech Panel during Sahara Sparks 2017, Sahara Sparks is the largest East and Central Africa event which promotes Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship. The event analyzes the global innovation and technology trends (Big Data, IoT, Smart cities, AI etc) in African context while providing opportunities for African startups gain access to potential partners, funders, and investors. Sahara Sparks 2018, will be focusing on the "Data Revolution" themed "The Data Age".

Data Zetu Project

Community Engagement, Data Collection and Research

Sahara Ventures is implementing the "Listening Campaign" of the Data Zetu Project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through Listening Campaigns, Sahara convenes dozens of community members and leaders at the grassroots level to discuss challenges facing the community and begin a conversation about how to find, use, or make more accessible data that might address pieces of those challenges. Sahara has worked with 14 communities over 1000 people in 14 wards, 3 municipals.

Mawazo Challenge

Innovation Challenges and Sponsored Accelerators

Sahara Ventures promotes Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship through programmes and events. Sahara Ventures has been organizing corporate sponsored Innovation Challenges and Acceleration Programmes such as Mawazo Challenge. Sahara Ventures, designed and implemented Mawazo Challenge with partners accelerating health sector ideas working with students of Medical and Allied Sciences Universities. The Acceleration programme received over 300 ideas, worked with over 30 ideas and awarded 10 ideas seed fund to start their entrepreneurship journey.

Hatua Project

ICT For Development (ICT4D)

Sahara Ventures designed and implemented Hatua Project with partners. The project was aiming at using ICT as a tool to promote good governance and citizen engagement in the decision-making process of the government, local and central. The project had three components; Grassroots Citizen Engagement (GCE) working with the communities at the grassroots level promoting their interaction with the Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Code For Citizens (C4C), an accelerator for developing civic tech tools and Tech For Governance (T4G) Forums, discussions between young leaders and the community on issues related to good governance.

Corporate Innovation Workshop

Training, Meetups and Workshops

Sahara Ventures organizes training, meetups, and workshops. The company has experience organizing hackathons, bootcamps, and acceleration program. The Corporate Innovation Workshops (CIW) are series of corporate innovation training designed by Sahara Cto help corporate sector (businesses, NGOs, Development Partners etc) to incorporate innovative approaches in designing, implementing and evaluating; products, services, projects, systems etc. The workshops adopt trending tested approaches e.g Human Centered Design, Lean Startups & Agile Methodologies, Business Model Innovations etc. .

Amua Accelerator

For Impact Projects and Youths Engagement

Sahara Ventures has been working with the global and regional organization to design and implement projects that engage youths and create an impact on the community. Amua accelerator was a six-month mentorship-driven acceleration project supporting young entrepreneurs with seed funding, training, and skills development. The project was geared to generate innovative solutions to sexual and reproductive health-related challenges specifically teenage pregnancy. 313 ideas received, 10 accelerated, and 6 received seed fund.

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Where to Find Us

Sahara Accelerator
3rd Floor, Moyo Health Center,
Near Open University,
Kawawa Road Kinondoni B,
Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Email Us At

coo@saharaventures.com
ceo@saharaventures.com
operations@saharasparks.com

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Phone: (+255) 713 221946
Mobile: (+255) 767 870637