ABSbio Uganda Idea Challenge 2020 – Registration Open (26.10 – 30.11.2020)

Are you a student or young researcher with a bio-based innovative idea that promotes the sustainable use of biodiversity? Does your innovative idea have the potential to positively contribute to the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit)? Do you have a solution to current biodiversity challenges?

If so, you are invited to submit a competitive business idea and become one of the Accesses and benefit-sharing sustainable use of biodiversity (ABSbio) project idea awardee for 2020.

This idea challenge is being organised through the ABSbio Project by the Makerere University together with its partner universities – Leipzig University in German and IRGIB Africa University in Benin.

The deadline for submission of ideas is 30 November 2020.
Follow the link to read more about the competition, the application process and the benefits of participating in this idea challenge.

Registration Open

AGEA Idea Competition 2020

Registration is now open for the African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) Idea Competition for Ghana and Rwanda.
Do you have an innovative idea to solve real challenges in your community or country? Then, we invite you to register and be part of the AGEA Online Idea Competition 2020 and stand the chance of winning amazing prizes.

The registration portal is open from 10th to 30th August 2020.

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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 business idea with students from Rwanda and Ghana? Continue reading “Now Open:
Call for Applications for the AGEA Summer School 2019

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 to support hands- on market development projects.

Our formats:

  • Export Manager Training (Brochure)
  • Startup Night – focus on African entrepreneurship
  • Market research for German companies interested in Africa

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 – https://akwaba-afrika.de/
  • Happy Cup – https://www.happycup-online.com/

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 SMILE applies those tools in 60 trainings per year. During the last 12 years SMILE has effectively assisted 450 Startups in Germany.

Our formats:

  • Trainer of Trainers workshops
  • Business Start-up Summer Schools
  • Conferences