African startups invited to pitch at Airbus BizLab open day


Entrants in the latest Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African tech start-ups will present their proposals to experts, investors, the media and other stakeholders at an open public pitch day in Nairobi on 17 January 2019.

#Africa4Future is a JV between Airbus’ global aerospace accelerator BizLab and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German (GIZ), the German agency for International Cooperation, dedicated to African tech start-ups that are actively working on aerospace-based solutions to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges.

The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM local time at MEST Incubator Nairobi -Pinetree Plaza, Kaburu Drive 7flr, Nairobi.

314 entries were received from 19 African countries when the challenge opened last October. This year, a group of 10 finalists will be announced at the event, after which they will take part in an intensive six-month mentorship and business acceleration programme in France, Germany and South Africa.

#Africa4Future is a joint business accelerator initiative of Airbus BizLab, GIZ’s Make-IT in Africa initiative together with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa, the Pan-African training programme, seed fund and incubator network for tech entrepreneurs that brings together start-ups, investors and the wider tech community, in collaboration with Innocircle, the South African-based innovation consultancy.A