“It takes a village to raise a child,
and it takes an eco-system to raise a start-up.”

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TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE ‘MAKE-IT IN AFRICA’

WE PROMOTE DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

About Us

Our mission

In close collaboration with corporate and financing partners, social enterprises, hubs and networks, we support the growth of an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs in the digital sector – to facilitate better access to finance, markets and skills.

Our goals

  • Unleash the creativity and potential of entrepreneurs
  • Collaborate with the brightest minds to shape a digital future
  • Promote digital technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Create new jobs and opportunities

Our approach

  • Inspire. digital innovation by sharing good practices and showcases
  • Connect. and support tech start-ups through matchmaking and other exposure opportunities
  • Develop. and create a supportive environment for digital entrepreneurship

News & Events

Filter Events

03octalldayKENYA | Due Diligence TrainingNairobi GarageCountry:Kenya

02oct18:0020:30NAIROBI | Women in Technology Panel6/F Belgravia 14 Riverside Drive #Suite 6A

30sepalldayNIGERIA | Due Diligence TrainingSpacefinish Africa LimitedCountry:Kenya

27sepalldayGHANA | Due Diligence TrainingiSpace FoundationCountry:Ghana

12sep18:0021:00Cape Town | Meetup Joint Start-up Programme Make-IT in Africa & MerckWork in ProgressCountry:South Africa

Selected Programmes

Make-IT Accelerator

The Make-IT Accelerator strengthens entrepreneurs’ skills to help scale their innovation and achieve growth, cooperation and investment readiness.

Digital Innovation Made in Africa

We use different formats like exhibitions, web clips and online catalogues to showcase selected tech entrepreneurs focusing on social impact.

Entrepreneurs’ Guides to Investment

Explaining how to access capital in Kenya and Nigeria to foster financing opportunities. These guides share information, match start-ups and investors, introduce funding instruments and share investor directories.

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TEF-GIZ entrepreneurship programme 2018

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Make-IT in Africa collaborate to strengthen 210 ICT and tech-enabled entrepreneurs with capacity development, mentoring and seed funding aimed at creating new jobs and growth in 54 African countries.

Airbus BizLab & Make-IT joint accelerator programme

Airbus BizLab and Make-IT in Africa’s joint accelerator #africa4future aims to support 10 tech start-ups in the fields of unmanned logistics and remote sensing to find technology solutions contributing to UN SDG #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

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