Start.up! Germany

Start.up! Germany 2017


The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK Nigeria), in cooperation with the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT in Africa“ (GIZ), invite Nigerian startup founders to a 7-day guided tour to Germany’s startup hotspots in Berlin, Hamburg and the Ruhr area.

Explore some of Germany’s most promising startup hotspots; connect to peers and talent; build a feeling of what drives the German “startup-scene”; get a grasp of current developments in the market; and most importantly meet potential customers, partners or investors.

The exposure trip will begin on 14th October, 2017 and end on 21st October, 2017.


Application Phase closed

Program Requirements


- Your startup is in the “market testing” phase: i.e. you must be beyond the seed stage; successful accomplishment of first investor rounds is beneficial

- You have developed a scalable business model with an international approach and your product could be of interest to German and European customers

- Your startup is active in the fields of Energy/Energy Efficiency; Internet of Things/Industry 4.0; Logistics/Transport



The Travel Itinerary

Saturday, 14th October – Monday, 16th October:     Berlin

Monday, 16th October – Wednesday 18th October: Hamburg

Wednesday, 18th October – Friday, 20th October:   Ruhr Area with participation at the Ruhr Summit.

Start.up! Germany exposure trip offers young and innovative Nigerian (startup) entrepreneurs the opportunity to experience the German startup scene, meet with German corporates and SMEs from the three sectors, and gain access to German and European markets.