African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA)

An Energetic Network for Entrepreneurship in Africa

Welcome to the Network for Entrepreneurship Education and Promotion in Africa

African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) is a joint initiative consisting of a dynamic network coordinated by the International Small Enterprises Promotion and Training (SEPT) Competence Center at Leipzig University (Germany). The network collaborates with its dedicated academic and business partners in Africa and Germany. The aim is to promote cutting-edge practice-oriented entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship promotion and start-ups and businesses development in Africa. AGEA contributes to improving graduate employability through the inclusion of a high level of hands-on training in African partner universities.

AGEA empowers Higher Educational Institutions in entrepreneurship promotion activities, especially entrepreneurship promotion initiative, encourages the establishment of vibrant university-business linkages and knowledge sharing between universities and business associations in Germany and African partner countries.


News & Events

AGEA announces the call for registrations and participation in the 2021 edition of the AGEA Business Idea Competition (ABIC). Are you a student (Masters or PhD), researcher or academic staff (lecturer, professor) at a University, Research Institution or a Higher Educational Institution (HEI) in Africa? Do you have interesting and innovative research results
The top 3 winners of the Grand Final of the 1st PAU Innovation Challenge has been announced. Under the patronage of H.E. Prof Sarah Anyang Agbor, AUC Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI), the Grand Final of the 1st PAU Innovation Challenge ( went on successfully. The


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Success Stories

Several start-up enterprises and projects have emerged to implement the ideas developed and nurtured during various AGEA project activities and interventions such as training, international summer schools, coaching and mentoring workshops, entrepreneurial idea competitions, etc. A number of these start-ups have become established businesses due to the support and opportunities provided through AGEA. We highlight a few of these start-ups as evidence of the impact (potential) of AGEA in unearthing and support entrepreneurship development in Africa and Germany.


Within the broader AGEA network, several projects contributing to entrepreneurship development in Africa are ongoing. Consistent with the collaborative spirit of AGEA, these projects are being implemented jointly with different academic and business partners in Africa and Germany. Unlike the main AGEA project with no specific focal area or industry of entrepreneurship promotion activities, these projects have focal topics, such as biodiversity, vocational training, information technology, education, etc. German public funds support these projects through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Implementation of projects within AGEA has generated valuable resources in the form of knowledge and expertise in entrepreneurship education and promotion in Africa. These resources include research publications, handbooks, guidelines, training materials, subject-matter experts, etc., for managing or providing support to the entrepreneurship development processes. Though these resources might be context-specific, they can be adapted to different situations.

You are also invited to explore our gallery to relive our exciting and educative events. 


1. Prof. Dr. Utz_Dornberger

Professor Dr. Utz Dornberger


SEPT Competence Center
Leipzig University, Germany

2. Bismark Agyei Yeboah

Bismark Agyei Yeboah


SEPT Competence Center
Leipzig University, Germany

An energetic and dedicated team supports the activities of AGEA at Leipzig University and in the African partner-universities. The team is responsible for coordinating various initiatives and activities within the AGEA Network in Germany and Africa.


Are you interested in joining our network or events? Please contact us or send us a message.

Office Address

International SEPT
Competence Center
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig


Postal Address

International SEPT
Competence Center
Leipzig University
PF 100920
04009 Leipzig