Norrsken Impact Accelerator, in its 2023 cohort, has selected five African startups that are making a significant impact in their respective fields. The Norrsken Impact Accelerator, held in Stockholm, Sweden, chooses 20 startups from around the world each year to address global challenges through innovative solutions. It welcomes startups at the pre-seed to early-seed stage that leverage technology for societal and environmental progress.
The Norrsken foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Niklas Adalberth, co-founder of Klarna, operates the accelerator. With local hubs in Stockholm, Kigali, and soon Barcelona, the foundation invests in founders who use entrepreneurship to tackle critical issues such as poverty, climate change, and healthcare.
The selected startups receive a $125,000 investment, benefit from mentorship by experienced founders, and have the opportunity to pitch to investors during a demo day. Among the African startups selected for the program are Salad Africa, Sendstack, Chpter, Revwit, and Octamile, each addressing distinct challenges in Nigeria and Kenya. Salad Africa offers salary advances to employees, Sendstack provides B2B logistics services, Chpter supports small businesses with essential tools, Revwit bridges the gap in digital education and employment, and Octamile offers insurtech solutions for businesses and individuals.
This recognition by the Norrsken Impact Accelerator reflects the potential and impact of these African startups as they strive to create positive change within their communities and beyond.