ACTIVITIES | MAKE-IT ACCELERATOR
WE PROMOTE DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.
supporting 60 tech entrepreneurs
who make a difference for sustainable and inclusive development
3×3 months program per cohort
facilitated by renowned partners from the ecosystem
net worth of in-kind support for each start-up
The Make-IT Accelerator offers tech start-ups from East and West Africa a nine-month programme to help them strengthen their growth, cooperation and investment readiness.
GIZ implementes the non-profit support programme in collaboration with renowned accelerators and hubs, as well as corporate and financing partners. As a non-profit provider, we take no equity, we charge no participation fee, and we make no other claims on intellectual property.
In its first cohort, the Make-IT Accelerator offers 28 promising technology start-ups in East and West Africa a comprehensive range of local and international support over a 9-month period. The unique program provides access to large international corporations and investors who want to share their industry expertise, learn from talented entrepreneurs and enter into mutually beneficial partnerships.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya, the programme consists of three successive phases and promotes sustainable and inclusive development for African technology start-ups. The accelerator is part of our support for a local and sustainable business ecosystem in East and West Africa.
We offer start-ups:
We strive to:
We support start-ups that:
In January 2018 the first round of the Make-IT Accelerator has been launched in Nigeria and Kenya. At the time, Make-IT in Africa is supporting entrepeneurs in building, fostering and strengthening their start-ups.
Stay tuned – 2018 is going to be an exciting year!
2nd day of the Make-IT Accelerator in Nigeria: Self-assessment session – working on business concepts and product review. For more information on the ‘Make-IT in Africa Accelerator’ visit: https://make-it-initiative.org/africa/activities/make-it-accelerator/