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Joint Start-up Programme Make-IT in Africa and Merck – Kick-off Bootcamp Nairobi

Joint Start-up Programme Make-IT in Africa and Merck – Kick-off Bootcamp Nairobi 20 selected start-ups will participate in the Kick-off Bootcamp of the Joint Start-up Program of Make-IT in Africa and Merck in Nairobi between August 5-9, 2019. During the bootcamp, selected start-ups will take part in workshops with Merck experts, external experts, coaches and…

#Africa4Future Demo Days Berlin and Paris Airshow

#Africa4Future Europe Closing Programme: Berlin and Paris Air Show The #Africa4Future start-ups gathered in Europe between June 12-22, 2019, to celebrate the final phase of the #Africa4Future accelerator and to showcase their technologies and recent achievements in Berlin and at the Paris Air Show. It was the fourth time the start-ups got together after meeting for the first…

#Africa4Future Summit Days & Business Gate Cape Town

#Africa4Future Cape Town Business Gate & Summit Programme The start-ups which have been selected for the #Africa4Future joint accelerator came together in Cape Town in the beginning of May 2019 to present their innovative aerospace solutions. The start-ups from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, and South Africa have been selected from more than 300 entries…

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…

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 in Africa breakout session at SPDA Day 2019

Make-IT hosts breakout session at SPDA Day 2019 On April 9th, 2019, 150 partners of the Strategic Partnership Digital Africa (SPDA), came together for the network’s annual meeting in Berlin. Among the participants were more than 100 representatives from the corporate sector. The SPDA is a network linking more than 180 European companies with initiatives…

Digital Innovation Made in Africa – Brussels Exhibition and Summer Reception

Digital Innovation Made in Africa – Exhibition and Summer Reception On 25 June GIZ welcomed partner and guest at its Brussels Representation to look back at a remarkable first half of 2018 and to toast to what still lies ahead. The evening started with digital insights: The exhibition ‘Digital Innovation Made in Africa’, showcased innovative digital solutions to development challenges…

Startup Accelerators in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem #Inspire #Connect #Develop

Start-up enablers, hub managers, intermediaries and other ecosystem players contribute to the positive development of start-ups. However, yet they often lack trainings to develop their skill set further. Therefore MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‘Make-IT in Africa’ offer the joint training Startup Accelerators in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.…

Digital 4 Agriculture Weather Weekend Indaba

On September 21st-23rd Make-IT in Africa, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE) and Strathmore University (@iLabAfrica) hosted the Digital 4 Agriculture Weather Weekend Indaba at @iLabAfrica Strathmore University in Nairobi.  The aim of the weekend was to explore the potential of integrated digital solutions in Agriculture.  The event…

Federal Chancellor Merkel Visit to Impact Hub Accra

On August 30th Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel received an insight into the world of Ghanaian start-ups during her trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria, during which she also visit to the Impact Hub Accra – a co-working space, start-up incubator and partner of GIZ. Here young entrepreneurs develop creative business ideas and digital Innovations. They create…
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