Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab partner to support business start-ups

According to a news report, Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched the programme, ‘Vodacom Digital Accelerator in Tanzania’. The programme aims at identifying and providing support for entrepreneurs in mobile, telecom, fintech, media, health, education, and e-commerce, and at providing the needed help to turn early-stage and growth-stage start-ups into profitable businesses. Vodacom Digital Accelerator in Tanzania will adopt a three phase approach of application, selection, and acceleration.

Vodacom believes that the programme offers a unique opportunity for the youth through job creation, and thus, sees the partnership with Smart Labs as a way of speeding up the realisation of this objective. So far, Vodacom has invested USD$ 150 000 into the programme.