Job creation through Incubation and Acceleration support in Ethiopia

Apply for 2023 Incubation Program

Apply before July 31, 2023 to get selected for Incubation Program 2023 Cohort 2



Creating jobs for a better future

Implemented by iceaddis in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Venture Meda aims to create a thriving local private sector by revitalizing high-return, high-potential, and high-growth e-commerce businesses.
Through carefully curated incubation and acceleration programs, the program will enable the growth of new and existing e-commerce ventures or strengthen their ability to participate in the e-commerce world.


All the support you need to scale up your business

Venture Meda will help 100 ecommerce startups for the next five years with

Providing technical advisory from industry leaders

Identifying new markets​

Linking with tech partners and investors

acceleration fund and more

Venture Meda is dedicated to empowering women in the digital ecosystem and availing the platform for brilliant business ventures across the country.

Apply for Venture Meda Acceleration 2022/23 Program


Venture Meda Incubation Program aims to strengthen the utilization of digital platforms for businesses and solve job creation challenges in Ethiopia.  We are looking to support high potential digital/ e-commerce startups by providing professional business consulting; business and market linkage opportunities ; and seed funding.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023 11:59 PM;


እባክዎ ከማመልከትዎ በፊት ደንቦቹን እና መመሪያዎቹን ያንብቡ።
Please read the rules and regulations before you apply.

Made Possible By


Ministry of innovation and technology

Ministry of Innovation and Technology

A government body established under the Laws of Ethiopia as a Ministry, with its powers and duties defined in November 2018 by Proclamation No. 1097/2018. MInT is established to foster and support the development of innovation and technology within Ethiopia.



iceaddis, (ice stands for Innovation, collaboration, Entrepreneurship) is Ethiopia’s first innovation hub and tech startup incubator established in 2011. iceaddis is a co-creation space that accelerates high-potential startups, facilitates technological innovations, and work with a multi-partnership approach to activate youth to gain economic empowerment.

Mastercard foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified fulfilling work. Young Africa Works reflects the Foundation’s optimism for Africa’s future, building on experience in financial inclusion and education and training. Young Africa Works sets an ambitious goal to enable 30 million young people in Africa, especially young women, to secure employment they see as dignified and fulfilling.