Acceleration, Programs
& Mentors

A centre to nurture and support startups, university students, and university staff with innovative solutions to scale their businesses

Why Us?

We have a broad experience in African startup ecosystem, developing award winning innovative solutions and an added advantage of managing clients’ projects through our Digital Innovation and Advertising Agency. We know what it takes to develop and create successful startups that can flourish in Africa

Technical Assistance

Smart Lab provides services at startup’s disposal, ranging from cloud hosting, website development and other tech related assistance depending on the specific needs of your startup.

Creative Support

Smart Lab gives access to our in-house creative assets when it comes to creating a strategy, media planning and execution.


Smart Lab assist startups in managing their startups to ensure sustainable growth and offer access to mentorship from industry experts within and outside Africa.


Smart Lab will connect startups with our reliable customer network and partners to create strategic business relationships.

Programs for startups
Founder to Founders

The premier founders’ meetup in Tanzania where Startups, university project owners, and budding entrepreneurs come together to network and learn from successful founders, corporates, and other supporters of the innovation ecosystem.

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BeFound Digital Masterclass

Get an in-depth understanding of how to develop and implement a digital strategy by using the latest digital tools to effectively position your business in the face of digital transformation.

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Mentor Meetup

Your chances of success in life and in business can be amplified by having the right mentor. We have a pool of influential mentors to accelerate business growth and help entrepreneurs scale at a good speed.

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Startup Hackathon

Experience Startup culture in 2 days of experimenting, building, and testing with a team of like-minded innovators

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Corporate Accelerators

Our corporate mentor-driven programs are designed to help you gain traction through deep mentor engagement, rapid iteration cycles, and fundraising preparation

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University Outreach (ICB)

The university outreach program is an initiative to get universities produce high quality

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Let Us Know

Are you running an innovative project and you would like to take it to the next step?


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Where we are:

Smart Codes HQ | House No. 346
Mikocheni A, Senga,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Contact Us:

   +255 786 675 487

   +255 222 775 801

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