Welcome to Tech Lab Africa – Where Vision Gets Built


Barclays Africa called upon some of Africa’s brightest, ambitious and revolutionary early stage technology companies to take on some Africa’s biggest financial and healthcare challenges.

Our mission has just begun. We welcome the future of Africa’s most prominent, game changing and pioneering FinTech and HealthTech Startups.


See Our 10 Chosen Ventures Here

The Ventures Accepted Into The Programme

Together with our collective network of world-class business leaders, the Tech Lab Africa programme, a Rise initiative in partnership with Barclays aims to empower its 10 chosen ventures to rise to the challenges and deliver on their mission.



Our 3 Month Programme Overview

Commitment from the core management team to fully engage with the 13 week programme will ensure deep benefit is derived from the Tech Lab Africa experience.

The Programme

Demo Day

7th September – 4th December:  The Programme

The 13-week programme will consist of several components each week highlighted below:

  • Company Soapbox: Companies to present targets for the week and progress against milestones with feedback
  • Industry Expert Presentations: Information sessions on various topics relevant across the industry
  • 1-on-1 Mentor Sessions: Barclays’ mentors and external mentors to schedule time to mentor their selected ventures
  • Office Hours with Subject Matter Experts: Tax, Accounting, Finance, Tech, Legal, Marketing, HR, etc. experts will avail 7 hours of their time per week to any and all ventures
  • Content Workshops: Interactive workshops geared specifically to the individual ventures – e.g. Lean Startup methodologies, Social Media and Digital Marketing Tools
  • Company Pitches (alternating weekly): 4-5 companies per week to report on KPIs met over last 2 weeks

10th December:  Demo Day

At the end of the 13 week program, Tech Lab Africa will have its Demo Day on December 10th, 2015, where your business will be showcased to dozens of Barclays executives, Barclays Private Wealth clients, external investors, potential corporate customers and journalists.

More details on Demo Day will be provided over the coming weeks

Contact Us

Bandwidth Barn
5th Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town 7925

Programme Directors

Zach Goerge: +27 (0)73 718 4183   |   Philip Kiracofe: +27 (0)81 893 0974