Entrepreneurship in Africa

Partner universities and business partners in Africa

The African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) is an initiative developed by the International SEPT Program of Leipzig University in cooperation with its partners in Africa and Germany.

The aim is to promote entrepreneurship education and business incubator establishment in Africa as well as to establish practice oriented cooperation with start-ups and businesses. The AGEA in addition supports African oriented start-ups in Germany and provides necessary support needed by businesses which want to do business in Africa.

AGEA has been established to empower Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in entrepreneurship promotion activities and business incubator establishment in Africa. It is also a platform to encourage sharing of knowledge among African HEIs and the private sector. This kind of knowledge sharing is done in collaboration with German universities and business associations (South – South knowledge transfer and North-South cooperation).

About what we do

Entrepreneurship Promotion in Africa

AGEA offers a training program for entrepreneurship facilitators in our partner higher educational institutions in Africa.

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Support for Africa-oriented Start-ups in Germany

Training, coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and Implementation of entrepreneurship promotion in Germany.

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Developing Access to African Markets

AGEA offers market research and business advisory support for German businesses in developing access to African markets.

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How we do it

 

 

In entrepreneurship promotion AGEA follows the approach to accompany founders through the process from rough ideas through idea clarification, product and business model development to business plan writing and the actual creation of a company. Once the company is founded AGEA wishes to maintain the network in order to conduct joint activities or to create synergies with other actors in the network.
Workshops and summer schools are organised in collaboration with our partner institutions in Africa those activities can either advance existing start up projects or facilitate new projects

News

Developing Access to African Markets

AGEA offers market research and business advisory support for German businesses in developing access to African markets. Furthermore we organise trainings for individuals who want to be representatives for German or international companies in Africa. African students in Germany and Africa are connected with German companies via our Doing Business in Africa Events in order …

Support for Africa-oriented Start-ups in Germany

Training, coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and Implementation of entrepreneurship promotion in Germany. Through the SMILE initiative incubator, startups developed for Africa are supported to develop competitive business models. The businesses are registered in both Germany and abroad. Examples of business: Africa works – https://www.africaworks.eu/ Kolikowear – http://kolikowear.com Interns valley – https://internsvalley.com/ Oncaplanta

Entrepreneurship Promotion in Africa

AGEA offers a training program for entrepreneurship facilitators in our partner higher educational institutions in Africa. The program is based on a concept for the establishment of university based entrepreneurship promotion. We introduce well-tested coaching tools and mentoring approaches to support startups that emerge out of academic research and teaching. At the university of Leipzig …

Team

Professor Dr. Utz Dornberger

Professor Dr. Utz Dornberger

Director

Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer

Coordinator Germany

Isaac Duodu

Isaac Duodu

Coordinator Ghana

Gonzalve Nshimiyimana

Gonzalve Nshimiyimana

Coordinator Rwanda

Kwabena Obiri Yeboah

Kwabena Obiri Yeboah

Consultant

Prince Oppong Kwarteng

Prince Oppong Kwarteng

Consultant

Ralph Nyadu-Addo

Ralph Nyadu-Addo

Consultant

Khan Taimur

Khan Taimur

Coordinator

Contact

Visiting address

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig
Germany

Postal address

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
PF 100920
04009 Leipzig
Germany

Phone / E-Mail

+49 341 – 97 37181
robert.meyer@uni-leipzig.de