As part of the Make-IT Alliance, an Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with GIZ, the betterplace lab, a think tank based in Berlin, is conducting a scouting mission in 6 African countries (Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Tunisia) focusing on digital innovations and exciting business models.

We believe that digital entrepreneurship is a driver of digital change in Africa. Tech entrepreneurs have the potential to modernise the economies and societies of their countries, discover innovative solutions to development challenges, and create new perspectives.

Who are we looking for?

We are specifically looking to meet and talk with entrepreneurs with the following background:

● Female Entrepreneurs – Women who have successfully founded an enterprise or technology start-up. We would like to tell their story of success and challenges in becoming a leader in their field

● So-called Hidden Digital Champions – The founders of innovative start-ups or digital SMEs which have built up their companies far away from classical tech incubators or hubs (and who might maintain international business relations)

We are soon embarking on our trend-scouting mission – help us to find entrepreneurs in Africa that make a difference! Are you one of those we should meet and talk to? Do you know someone we cannot miss? Please get in touch with us!

Read the full PDF: Make IT_Trendscouting Mission

You can find the results from the Trendscouting Mission conducted in 2017 here [PDF].