Meet the 14 African startups selected for the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Program kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya on 12-13 December 2019. The “Scaling digital… read more
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Adtech, Agritech, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Fintech, Information technology, Renewable energy, Water, sanitation and hygiene
We are a non-profit organization founded with the mission of promoting investment in African entrepreneurship. We believe that there is an unrealized potential in African entrepreneurship. And we believe that we can harness this potential by stronger collaboration between entrepreneurs, investors and institutions.
We see that entrepreneurs can be strong drivers of sustainable development and inclusive growth. Many of their solutions and business approaches are tackling economic and societal challenges. In addition, every successful business creates job – jobs that are needed for Africa’s youth. So we see aspiring and driven entrepreneurs as a blessing for the continent and do our best to unlock their potential from two sides:
1. We support startups directly through strategic recommendations, matchmaking and competitions in which we support financially or function as judges to identify the rising stars of Africa and connect them with existing opportunities.
2. We have realized that there is a lack of awareness among investors about African entrepreneurship ecosystems. So we take the time to share relevant insights with investors about their opportunities on the continent. In addition, we gather knowledge through research on African entrepreneurship in order to shed more light on Africa’s successful startups and how to better work with them.etter work with them.