There are several accelerator programmes and events targeting African startups in Germany.

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Westerwelle Foundation based in Berlin initiated the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, a programme targeting young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries. The programme is fully funded for 6 months where entrepreneurs connect with other founders from all over the world. Several Africa startups have benefited from the programme. The profiles of the young founders can be found here. Read more about the programme here. >>Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Make-IT Initiative

The Make-IT in Initiative was launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support tech entrepreneurs worldwide. The Make-IT in Africa initiative has supported several African start-ups enabling them to meet the sustainable development goals in Africa. Read more about the initiative here. >>Make-IT in Africa


#Africa4Future, a joint accelerator programme between Airbus Bislab and GIZ Make-IT in Africa focuses on supporting technology partnerships between Airbus and Startups in Africa. The programme offers startups mentoring, networking, coaching, showcase events and workshops at Airbus in Europe. For more information, click here: >>Africa4Future


enpact is a German non-profit organisation based in Berlin. The programme targets entrepreneurs from Middle East, Africa and Europe by offering support through several programmes. Read more about the initiative here. >>enpact

Afrolynk Tech and Entrepreneurship Event

Afrolynk founded in Berlin is the first tech and entrepreneurship platform connecting the African & European ecosystems. The platform aims at connecting startups and businesses which are focusing on Africa. Every year, Afrolynk organises a conference which offers stakeholders an opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs, hubs, accelerators, policy makers, chambers of commerce, VCs and investors. For more about the Afrolynk community, visit the official website here. >>Afrolynk

Start!up Germany Tour

Organised by the German Chambers of Commerce, the Start!up Germany Exposure Tour has been bringing together entrepreneurs from around the world to visit several cities in germany. Several African startups have managed to join the programme. Click here for some insights!  the Start!up German. For more information about the initiative, click here. >>Start!up Germany Exposure tour

Start-up Night! Afrika

The Start-up Night! Africa was last held in 2018 where African entrepreneurs presented innovative solutions that have the potential of accessing the market in Germany. The initiative is a collaboration between the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy together with German-African Business Association and the Lionesses of Africa. More information about the event can be found here. >>Start-up Night! Afrika 2018

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