Activities & Events

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…

20.03.2018 LAGOS | Nigerian Innovation Policy Hackathon – Lagos

Nigerian Innovation Policy Hackathon – Lagos   How can the regulatory environment for innovation and entrepreneurship be improved across the country? “Make-IT in Africa”, in conjunction with i4Policy invites you to join us on March 20, 2018 at the Impact Hub Lagos for a policy workshop (hackathon) welcoming entrepreneurs, innovation catalysts, investors and students to…

Gjenge Makers Ltd. visits plastic recycling company in Germany.

02.03.2018 | Germany Make-IT start-up Gjenge Makers Ltd. visits plastic recycling company in Germany. Ndungu Njau from Gjenge visited the Working Group for PVC Flooring Recycling (AgPR) to find out about modern methods for recycling plastics. The aim of interest was the recycling plant itself. There, old floor coverings, which accrue during demolition or renovation…

Convinced audience at the 5th German-African Economic Forum NRW

27.02.2018 | Dortmund, Germany Make-IT in Africa invited six start-ups from Kenya, Ghana and Sierra Leone to pitch at the 5th German-African Economic Forum NRW in Dortmund, Germany.  Between 26.02 and 02.03.2018, the six start-ups SnooCode, Gjenge Enterprises, Track Your Build, AgroCenta, Equatorial Energies and BRCK participated in a matchmaking trip to Germany, aimed at…

Make-IT Accelerator participant on stage – at the German-African Agribusiness Forum in Berlin

22.02.2018 | Berlin, Germany Annona speaks about the future of agriculture technology in Africa in Berlin! Last Thursday, Ashley King-Bishof – CEO and CoFounder of Annona spoke at the panel discussion on ‘Digitalisation in the Agri-Sector’ at the German-African Agribusiness Forum in Berlin. Key topic of the discussion was the potential digital farming tools have…

08.03.2017 – Make-IT Meetup: Competitive African Rice Initiative e-Agriculture Pitch

08.03.2017 – Make-IT Meetup: Competitive African Rice Initiative e-Agriculture Pitch CARI (Competitive African Rice Initiative) is looking for a paid long-term, contractual collaboration with a digital solution provider, capable of developing and implementing a technological solution or product that demonstrates the following characteristics: Innovative and user-friendly Enables millers to track and record their supply relationships…

Make-IT Accelerator Kenya Kick-off

Finally one of the core activities of Make-IT in Africa has also been launched in Kenya: the Make-IT Accelerator. In the final round 15 start-ups out of 30 were invited to join the accelerator program, which will start in January 2018. A jury composed of multiple important stakeholders of the Make-IT project chose the most…

6th EU-Africa Business Forum – Abidjan

Make-IT in Africa supports the participation of 15 African startups at the Startup Fair, held at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum on 27th November 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. In line with its main theme “investing in job creation for youth”, the EABF will discuss investment opportunities – and challenges – in Africa along the…

Africa-EU YouthLab 2017 – Abidjan

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invites 20 young digital change-makers from Africa and the EU to participate in the Africa-EU YouthLab on 25-27 November 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Let the digital youth disrupt the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum with their ideas and demands! They know best what they need…
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