Make-IT Accelerator

Make-IT Demo Day in Nairobi

From April 16 to 20, 2018 the Make-IT in Africa Transition Days took place in Nairobi. One highlight for tech entrepreneurs from East Africa was the Demo Day on Friday, 20 April 2018, hosted by Nailab. The Demo Day marks the start-ups’ transition to the second phase (corporate connect stage, led by AHK, VC4A and…

Transition Week in Lagos

Transition Days in Lagos kicked-off at the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) with sessions focused on transitioning the startups from “training mode” to “cooperation mode”. For the past 3 months, startups in the Lagos Accelerator participated in an intense training program facilitated by CcHub. This was the First Phase of the Make-IT Accelerator program and the focus was…

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…

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…

Make-IT Accelerator Nigeria – Start of day 2

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:  

Make-IT Accelerator Kenya – Start of week 2

Starting the 2nd of the Make-IT Accelerator program in Nairobi with a session on design thinking and product market fit: Start-ups discussing Design Thinking and discovering the customer’s real problem vs the business person’s perception. Case studies of Facebook shift, Kodak failure to innovate, Good Kitchen success in Denmark are then assessed.

TSH News release on the Make-IT Accelerator

Make-IT in Africa announces the 28 entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Uganda in the first round of their Make-IT Accelerator Programme… Read the full Article at TSH