Month: August 2018

EarlyBird Ventures Storytelling for Business Masterclass

On Friday 10th August 2018, Make-IT in Africa in collaboration with EarlyBird Ventures held a Storytelling for Business masterclass at Metta, Nairobi. EarlyBird Ventures is an African pre-seed stage funding interventions company. They invest both human capital and funds as well as a variety of technical assistance to give the companies that they work with…

4 Technology Startup Funding Sources for African Entrepreneurs | Article | ICTworks

One of the first and most important decisions that African entrepreneurs need to make when raising money is deciding what type of capital they need. In cooperation with various financing partners Make-IT published this African Entrepreneur’s Investment Guide as a comprehensive, accessible, and informative tool that can be useful to entrepreneurs in all stages of…

Meeting with German minister for Digitalisation Ms. Dorothee Bär

Make-IT in Africa start-ups meet with the German Minister for Digitalisation Ms. Dorothee Bär at iHub Nairobi On Tuesday 17th July 2018, two start-ups from our Accelerator Program, Micrive Infinite and Taimba, as well as one start-up from our start-up pool, InteliVec, attended a meeting with the German Federal Minister of Digitalisation Ms. Dorothee Bär…

Kenya-Korea Business Forum in Nairobi

Make-IT in Africa start-ups attend the Kenya-Korea Business Forum on the 20th of June at Hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, Kenya. On Friday 20th July 2018, Make-IT in Africa attended the Kenya-Korea Business Forum at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi. The event, organised by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra), was centred on forming linkages…

Liquid Telecom Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Masterclass

On Friday 27th June 2018, Make-IT in Africa in collaboration with Liquid Telecom held a masterclass on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Nairobi Garage, Ngong road in Nairobi, Kenya. Data Science is defined as the scientific study of where information comes from, how it is extracted, what it can be used for among…

African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto | Article | Disrupt Africa

“A total of 90 African hubs from 32 countries with more than 450,000 innovators within their combined community created and endorsed the Africa Innovation Policy Manifesto during the i4policy African Innovation Hub Convention on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali this week.” … Read more

15 startups benefit from Nailab innovation plan | Article | Business Daily

“Last month 15 startups graduated from Nailab, a Kenyan startup incubator, after taking part in a three month programme called Make-IT in Africa that involved mentorship and training on how to grow their business. Experts say such programmes increase the survival rate of start-ups to five years or more than those that do not undergo…

Digital Africa – Heile Welt in Afrika | Article | Weltexpress | German

“Berlin, Deutschland (Weltexpress). Afrika mit seinen 1,2 Milliarden Einwohnern besitzt riesige Ressourcen an Bodenschätzen, Naturreichtümern und Arbeitskräften, doch die Lage der Volksmassen ist gekennzeichnet durch Ausbeutung, Massenarbeitslosigkeit, Armut, Hungersnöte, Epidemien und Flüchtlingsströme. Für viele ist die Lage hoffnungslos und sie suchen einen Ausweg in der Flucht nach Europa, in der Hoffnung auf Arbeit und Überleben.…
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