We promote tech entrepreneurship for sustainable and inclusive development worldwide, initiated by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the European private sector.
The goal of the Make-IT Initiative is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic development, by promoting the start-up scene of technology companies (tech entrepreneurship) in developing and emerging countries.
The target group of the programme are commercially viable businesses with five to 250 employees that have significant potential, and ambition, for growth (Small and Growing Businesses (SGBS).
What we do
To achieve the goals of the Make-IT Initiative, BMZ cooperates with German and international companies, associations, universities, investors, funding institutions and other local partners. The unique characteristic is created by linking the experience and practical knowledge of successful companies with the ideas and innovative power of young entrepreneurs in technology start-ups.
The “Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa” currently supports more than 50 selected start-ups from East and West Africa whose digital innovations are particularly relevant to the sustainable development of their countries.