Deadline: December 15th, 2022
Applications open for the Westerwelle Entrepreneurship Program, submit straight away!
The 6-month Westerwelle Entrepreneurship Program designed for cutting-edge tech startups in Tanzania and Rwanda. 30 chosen startups will receive the tools, networks, and infrastructure they need to improve their technological offerings.
Make-IT in Africa is a project run by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development that provides funding for this initiative (BMZ).
- 6-month free access to workspace at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali/Westerwelle Startup Haus Arusha
- Access to Makerspace / digital fabrication lab and product development support
- Business and leadership skills training with specialized experts
- Technical advisory support: legal, financial and digital marketing
- Individual mentoring with investors, business leaders and industry experts
- Online/offline meetups with peers and entrepreuneurial communities around the world
- Linkage with East African corporates, investors and other key players
- You are passionate about building an innovative high-growth venture addressing a need in a market
- Your product is built on technology: IOT/ Sensoring, Data Analytics/ Intelligence/ AI/ Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Drones/Aerial Imagery, Digital Platforms, Blockchain, etc.
- You and your team members are domain experts with complimentary skills and have a track record working as a team
- Your startup solution has a clear business model and is able to scale its operations in East Africa
- Your startup’s product/service contributes to the achievement of the SDGs (i.e., safe and fair job creation, potential to help underserved or low-income communities, climate mitigation and adaptation)
- You have women in your management team (executive or non-executive)
- Your operations are based in Rwanda or Tanzania
- Application deadline: December 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm EAT
- Online Info session 1: November 23rd, 2022 at 4:00pm EAT
- Online Info session 2: December 9th, 2022 at 4:00pm EAT
- Notification of selection: December 24th, 2022
- Program start: January 3rd, 2023
For further information, visit Westerwelle