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WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE PANEL

Images by Merryl Omondi Make-IT in Africa Staff, Kenya Desk Make-IT in Africa and Mettā Nairobi bring you the 15th installment of the “Women-In” series where we will be hosting a star-studded panel consisting of women at the top of their game in the agriculture industry. The panel will be hosted on 28th August 2019…

ACCRA | First Meet-up of Make-IT in Ghana

First Make-IT Event in GhanaPhotos: KD AudioVisuals Stakeholders from the Ghanaian start-up ecosystem came together on July 11th, 2019, in Accra for the inaugural Make-IT in Africa event in Ghana. The soft launch of Make-IT in Ghana brought together key local players for dialogue on the best ways to support tech entrepreneurship in Ghana, a…

WOMEN IN ENERGY PANEL

Make-IT in Africa and Mettā Nairobi brings you the 14th installment of the “Women-In” series where we will be hosting a star-studded panel consisting of women at the top of their game in the energy industry. The session will be held on July 4th, 2019, at the METTA Space in Riverside drive. The main purpose…

EAST AFRICA COM 2019

East Africa Com is a premier strategic event for telecoms, media, broadcasting & technology leaders in East Africa. The 2019 edition was held at Radisson Blu from 14th May 2019 to 15th May 2019. The event theme was “Accelerating digital transformation to strengthen East African economies”. The key aspects of the event agenda included; Connectivity…

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM FORUM AT NAIROBI INNOVATION WEEK

Aregash Asefaw, Programme Director GIZ Employment for Development and Skills for Oil & GasCecilia Mwangi Make-IT in Africa Coordinator, KenyaFlorence Kimata SME Advisor Ministry of Industry, Trade & CooperativesProfessor Bitange Ndemo keynote speech on Enhancing Kenya's Startup Ecosystem CompetitivenessPanel on the Evolving Startup Ecosystem in KenyaMake-IT/Merck Collaboration PanelBernard Chiira ASSEK Board ChairDr. Tonny Omwansa Director…

NAIROBI TECH WEEK 2019

The 4th edition of ​Nairobi Tech Week (#NTW2019) set to take place on April 24th to 26th, 2019 at Strathmore University with GIZ – Make IT Africa as this year’s Title Sponsor. The event theme, “​Technology in Africa: The Past, The Present and The Future” will delve into the evolution of technology in Africa, the…

Make-IT Tech for Big 4 Design Thinking Conference #connect#develop

An initiative by GIZ under the Make-IT Africa program, attracted over 70 participants compromising students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, corporate partners, government representatives and various other industry stakeholders in the Big 4 Agenda ecosystem. The aim of the conference was to use the innovative methodology of Design Thinking to unlock real challenges submitted by companies operating in Kenya. The Design Thinking…

Make-IT Accelerator Stakeholders Closing Dinner #inspire#connect#develop

Make-IT in collaboration with Village Capital and Nailab recognized the contributions of different partners and the start-ups that took part in the inaugural Make-IT Accelerator 2018 program that took place between January – September 2018. The colorful dinner was hosted on 29th November 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi at 18.00 pm. Find out…

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…
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