The GIZ Make-IT in Africa is a regional initiative that aims to support start-ups/ entrepreneurs in their early stages in West and Eastern African countries.
Launched in December 2017 in Kenya, the Make-IT has a special focus on female, young and non-metropolitan tech entrepreneurs and seeks to scale innovations with sustainable impact, strengthen collaboration between stakeholders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem and connect start-ups with corporate and financing partners and promote “Digital innovation Made in Africa”.
The Make-IT Accelerator is part of this initiative to scale innovations with sustainable impact. This involves 3 months for increasing the capacity to grow, 3 months on cooperation readiness with corporations and 3 months on investment readiness to attract financiers.
The kick-off event was held in Nairobi on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
GIZ is working with Nailab and Endeva – a global network of experts in accelerating innovative solutions for development. The Make-IT Accelerator handpicked 15 start-ups that will take part in its 9-month program which TechMoran will be covering soon.