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Mentor Boot Camps

Make-IT in Africa Mentor Boot Camps 2019 On April 15th and 17th, 2019, Make-IT in Africa ​​and VC4A held boot camps for selected mentors in Lagos and Nairobi. The role of the mentor is to advise young entrepreneurs in their business development. Mentors play a vital role in strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem and are a…

LAUNCH OF THE ASSOCIATION OF STARTUP & SME ENABLERS OF KENYA

Cecilia Mwangi, Make-IT in Africa Coordinator Kenya, Ramses Malaty Deputy Ambassador of the Finish Embassy in Nairobi, Florence Kimata SME Advisor Ministry of Industry, Trade & Cooperatives and Jonas Tesfu CEO of Pangea Accelerator at the ASSEK Launch.Esther Ndeti Engagement Advisor for ASSEKAttendees of the ASSEK launch eventRamses Malaty Deputy Ambassador of the Finish Emabssy…

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…

German-African Entrepreneurship Summit

In Accra, Ghana 180 start-ups and innovation hubs from Germany and Africa met in mid-February to promote dialogue and exchange among each other and to discuss how to reach a conducive policy environment. The German African Entrepreneurship Summit (GAES), which was organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, took place as a side event to the…

Make-IT in Africa and Airbus BizLab Kick-Off #africa4future

#Africa4future is a joint accelerator program by the Tech-Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa (GIZ) and the Airbus BizLab startup program to support upcoming entrepreneurs in the field of aerospace technologies. Between January 15th to 17th start-ups from Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali and South Africa came together in Nairobi for the kick-off workshop to…

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…

Make-IT-Village Capital VIRAL Framework Investment Readiness & Exit Training #develop

On Thursday, November 29th, Village Capital and Make-IT in Africa held an investment-readiness training workshop at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi, Kenya. Village Capital builds bridges for entrepreneurs who are creating an inclusive and sustainable world. Village capital programs connect high potential, early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, institutions, and capital they need to succeed. Find out…

Make-IT at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

On 17 and 18 December 2018 the Africa-Europe Forum „Taking Cooperation to the Digital Age“ will take place in Vienna   In addition to the 28 EU Heads of State and Government as well as representatives from the EU Parliament and the EU-Commission, 16 African Heads of State and Government, accompanied by political and economic…

Airbus BizLab and Make-IT in Africa launch #africa4future

On Tuesday 30th October 2018 Airbus BizLab and Make-IT in Africa launched their joint accelerator program #africa4future. The joint accelerator program will start in January 2019 and will support African tech start-ups working on solutions related to unmanned logistics and remote sensing. Apply now until 30th November 2018 !  Find out more. 
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