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TeleskopEffekt Startup Hub Werkzeugkasten – Opportunities in the Exciting African Startup Scene 15.10.2021, Digital

15. Oktober 2021 | 11:00 bis 12:30

The online seminar „Opportunities in the Exciting African Startup Scene“, which is part of the TeleskopEffekt Startup Hub Werkzeugkasten series, is giving us the chance to get some interesting insights into the dynamic startup scene across the African continent.

Most people look at Silicon Valley as the pivot point of successful startups, yet there is another, maybe not as much known of, emerging and promising startup scene in Africa. While venture capital and infrastructure might still be lacking somewhat behind, inspired entrepreneurs are not to be stopped.

Some of these tireless and determined self-starters share their knowledge with us during this digital get-together. They give a broad overview of what is happening in different parts of the continent and share valuable insights with us. Some of them have valued business connections in Germany, which they will elaborate on. Overall, this seminar will help you to learn more about various chances of bringing your business abroad and you will have plenty of time to ask questions and network.

+ Lebo Phasha, General Manager, African Management Institute, Southern Africa gives a great overview of the various startup activities on the African continent with highlighting some success stories and failures, while also painting a big picture of some funding possibilities

+ David Gowu, Executive Director of Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana (IIPGH) is the connector of ICT professionals from educational institutions, corporate organizations, startups, investors and government institutions and tells us how to utilize vibrant startup opportunities in Ghana

+ Lydia Nakayenze-Schubert, CEO of OncaPlanta Uganda Ltd. shares her business experience developing products for plant, animal and human health from indigenous Ugandan plants, which are also sold in Germany

+ Frank Theeg, CEO of gives insights into how a German Startup can become successful at the Ivory Coast

+ Benjamin Huss, COO of Huss Group, is very experienced when it comes to startups in Northern Africa and Kenia. He will share first hand experiences and highlight the dos and don’ts


Duration: 1,5 hours

Costs: none

Location: digital

Language: English

Start: 11:00 AM, Berlin time, CEST

WAT: 10:00-11:30 (UTC +1)

CAT:  11:00-12:30 (UTC +2)

EAT:  12:00-13:30 (UTC +3)




15. Oktober 2021
11:00 bis 12:30


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