Global inspiration

How often do we get a chance to compare notes and benchmark ourselves with our African peers and a global leader such as 500 Global (prev. 500 startups)?

GrowthAfrica was recently selected as one of 15 African entrepreneur support organisations for the programme “Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers” run by 500 Global with support from GIZ’s Make-IT in Africa. The participants were picked based on #experience, length of #existence#leadership positions in their #markets and track #record.

A 5-day Bootcamp in #Nairobi kicked off the one-year programme last week. This will be followed by a year-long virtual programme. The programme is part of Make-IT in Africa’s efforts to support African innovation on a local, pan-African and global scale. The participants are to learn from 500 Global best practices, and seasoned 500 Global coaches and in parallel develop relations with African and international peers.

Fellow participants:
– CTIC Dakar – Incubateur de Startups TIC (#senegal): Sam Diallo
– Perform (#senegal): Isidore Mbodji
– WomHub (#southafrica): Anjani Harjeven+Yvette Haguma
– HealthTech Hub Africa (#rwanda): Belise Kanimba Niwenwari
– Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) (Ghana): Benjamin Gyan-Kesse+Kamil Nabong
– MEST Africa (#ghana): Melissa Nsiah+Daniel Delali Hutorwu
– Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali powered by Evonik Stiftung (#rwanda): DUSI Blaise
– MountainHub (#cameroon): Simon Balemba Effansa
– Wennovation Hub (#nigeria): Stephanie Etiaka+Wole Odetayo
– Stanbic Business Incubator (SBIncubator Ghana) (#ghana): Foster Awintiti Akugri+Loretta Oduro-Ayisi
– Ennovate Ventures (#tanzania): Francis Omorojie+Joseph Mwanyika
– The Ventures Park 🚀 (#nigeria): Jayéolá Okuazun+Jennifer Oliko
– Plug and Play Tech Center (#egypt): Hania Tarek Salah El Din+Karima El Hakim 🎈🐳
– AfricArise (#southafrica ): Nathaniel Witbooi

Thanks: Aneth B. and Benjamin Meier, Paulina Szyrmer, Nathalie Trutmann, Vanessa S., Mareme Dieng, Robert Neivert, Amal Dokhan, Carrie LiauwJordan Sawadogo+Mbwana Alliy.