Month: March 2018

Digital Innovation Made in Africa Vol. 1 now in Dortmund

In its showcase series “Digital Innovation Made in Africa”, Make-IT presents good practices from African tech entrepreneurs with a high potential for social impact. The photo-exhibition tells the story of 20 young tech start-ups to highlight selected showcases from digital trend-scouting in Africa. The exhibition was launched in October 2017 jointly by BMZ, GIZ, the World…

Policy Hackathon in Lagos and Abuja

How can the regulatory environment for innovation and entrepreneurship be improved across the country? “Make-IT in Africa” successfully conducted two Policy Hackathons. The aim was to bridge the gap between the different ecosystem stakeholders and offering opportunities to the community to align their interests and speak up with a unified voice. The workshops brought entrepreneurs, students, business…

Make-IT Meetup: Pitch for the Competitive Africa Rice Initiative

Make-IT Meetup: e-Agriculture Start-ups pitching for a contract with the Competitive African Rice Initiative! 10 start-ups from Lagos and Abuja attended a pitch event at Ventures Park to propose their solutions solving the supply chain and data processing challenges that rice farmers and millers face along the Nigerian agriculture value chain. The best solution from…

Nairobi Innovation Week 2018

Make-IT in Africa at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2018 From 05.-09.03.2018, the Nairobi Innovation Week was held at the University of Nairobi. Make-IT in Africa exhibited its offering to start-ups and was a strong partner for an ecosystem event on Friday morning bringing together the government, private sector, development partners, start-ups, investors and start-up enablers.…

Make-IT startups @ the Stars in Africa Awards

On 6th March 2018, 5 start-ups from the Make-IT Accelerator Kenya participated in the international start-up pitching contest “Stars in Africa Awards” in Nairobi, Kenya. The 5 start-ups Make-IT in Africa signed up for the contest are: Micrive Invinite Ltd, Tech Kidz Africa, Taimba, Grassroots Bima, and ZOA. The contest aims at showing innovative, disruptive and…
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