ACTIVITIES

WE PROMOTE DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.

Key activities

The Make-IT Accelerator

…to scale innovation with sustainable impact from 60 selected tech entrepreneurs.

The Make-IT Accelerator strengthens entrepreneurs’ skills to scale their innovation and achieve growth and investment readiness. Within a nine months program, designed and implemented in collaboration with renowned partners each tech start-up is offered a tailor-made scaling plan, trainings, mentoring, access to corporate and financing partners, and a variety of opportunities to show their products.

Phase 1 – Capacity for Growth

Phase 2 – Cooperation Readiness

Phase 3 – Investment Readiness

Ecosystem Support

…to strengthen collaboration between stakeholders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Key stakeholders in the ecosystem include tech entrepreneurs and their networks, innovation hubs, investors and financing institutions, corporate partners from the international and local economy, universities, business supporters and public instituions. We aim at strengthening their ties to improve transparency and help tech start-ups to navigate the diversity of services available.

Our Make-IT Desks are offices that serve to connect start-ups with corporate and financing partners and promote “Digital innovation Made in Africa”.

Make-IT Desks in Nairobi, Lagos and Berlin collaborate with the German Chambers of Commerce, financing institutions and corporate partners from the Make-IT Alliance. As regional representatives, they facilitate building lasting partnerships between start-ups, corporates, and investors.

MAKE-IT DESK BERLIN

@ Impact Hub Berlin

Matthias Froehlich-Rehfeld
International Coordinator

MAKE-IT DESK Lagos

@ AHK Nigeria

Chiemelie Umenyiora
Regional Coordinator – West Africa

MAKE-IT DESK Nairobi

@ AHK Kenya

Mutembei Kariuki
Regional Coordinator – East Africa

Digital Innovation Made in Africa

… meeting the Sustainable Development Goals deserves an international stage!

In its showcasing series ‘Digital Innovation Made in Africa’, Make-IT presents good practices from African tech entrepreneurs with a high potential for social impact. Digital innovations offer an important, trend-setting solution to a development challenge in Africa.

Make-IT continuously seeks to identify these innovative digital solutions.

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