Eleven African Start-ups visited Germany as part of the DIHK Start-up Germany Tour 2019

On 29.10 and 30.10 the DIHK Start-up Germany Tour stopped in Bochum at the Ruhr Summit 2019 (RS19), the biggest B2B Startup conference in Germany. 11 African start-ups took part in the DIHK tour. Bluewave Insurance, Staffbus and Bitmama made it to the semi-finals of the International Pitch Challenge – which was held on the RS19.

Bluewave Insurance in the final of RuhrSummit 2019 International Pitch Challenge

From the semi-final a total of 6 start-ups could pitch their business idea on the evening of 30.10 on the main stage of RS19 to win 5000€. Bluewave Insurance was the only remaining African start-up on stage – but couldn’t win the Pitch Challenge. Nevertheless, the performance did not only leave an impression on the jury, but also on the audience and the potential business partners present.

On the following day, the start-ups went on to Cologne to meet with medium-sized entrepreneurs from the Rhineland.

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