An Energetic Network for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Africa

African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) is a joint initiative  and an energetic network developed by the International SEPT Program of Leipzig University in cooperation with its partners in Africa and Germany.  The aim is to promote cutting-edge entrepreneurship education in Africa as well as the establishment of practice-oriented cooperation with start-ups and businesses. AGEA contributes to the improved employability of graduates through a high level of practice orientation.

AGEA empowers Higher EducationalInstitutions in entrepreneurship promotion activities especially business incubator establishment. It encouragesthe establishment of vibrant business linkages. Knowledge is shared between universities and business associations in Germany and the African partner countries.

AGEA gives a key role to south-south knowledge transfer. Through its two hubs in Africa – KNUST in Ghana and INES-Ruhengeri in Rwanda. AGEA organizes Trainings of Trainers in entrepreneurship promotion and international summer schools for students.

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

Now Open:
Call for Applications for the AGEA Summer School 2019

Call For Applications now open: African German Entrepreneurship Academy Summer School 2019 in Rwanda Musanze and Kigali from 5th – 15th of August 2019 The African German Entrepreneurship Academy will conduct an Entrepreneurship Summer School with participants from Ghana, Rwanda and Germany in August 2019 in Rwanda. Do you want to discuss and improve your …

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 Akwaba Afrika – …

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

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