The Katapult Mauritius accelerator programme will accelerate and invest in about 10 regional and international startups. The startups will leverage the network of Katapult and its Mauritian partners, connect with the Mauritius innovation ecosystem, and use Mauritius as an access point to the African markets.

Startups will live and work on the island during the three-month programme, and be connected to both national and international mentors. A co-working space will be set up for the accelerator at Ferney Agri Hub located on the southern part of Mauritius.

Thomas Berman, Katapult Mauritius Country Director said: “Mauritius is a country that can become a global example for meaningful sustainable transformation. One part of this transformation will be to strengthen Mauritius as a connector and test site for regional and international start-ups who develop solutions that can spur regenerative change in our food systems.”