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Transition week in Lagos

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11.04.2018 | 10:00
13.04.2018 - 17:00
Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub) Yaba

From the 11th to the 13th of April 2018, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria organized B2B matchmaking activities as part of the Make-IT Accelerator by GIZ. The Make-IT in Africa accelerator particularly promotes digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development. 

Throughout the so-called transition week at the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, Lagos, several innovative and dynamic events took place. The purpose of this week was to gather different key organizations and actors to prepare the 15  promising West African startups for cooperation readiness. During the past 3 months, the Make-IT team, together with CcHub, provided an intensive training program in order to make the startups evolve from “training mode” to “cooperation mode”. The transition week was supported by AHK Nigeria and its New Economy & Startups department, which aims to connect corporate partners with the growing West African startup ecosystem.

The 15 startups benefited from the experience and the network of AHK Nigeria with personal consultations, B2B linkage and matchmaking introductions. The transition week also prepared the entrepreneurs for the Make-IT mentorship program implemented by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A). CcHub was the perfect location to organize such an event - a lively lab and incubation space designed to be a multi-purpose space where creative social tech ventures take shape.

Company Profile:

    Make-IT in Africa: is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The goals of the Make-IT Initiative is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic development, by promoting the start-up scene of technology companies (tech entrepreneurship) in developing and emerging countries. On behalf of the BMZ, the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH has been implementing a pilot project in Kenya and Nigeria since the beginning of 2017. The “Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa” currently supports more than 50 selected start-ups from East and West Africa whose digital innovations are particularly relevant to the sustainable development of their countries.


-          Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub): CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.



-          Venture Capital 4 Africa (VC4A):  VC4A Consulting offers its infrastructure, network and expertise for the implementation of programs that seek to contribute to Africa’s startup movement. They help partners design, structure and implement successful entrepreneurship programs on the African continent.



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