Startups & SMMEs
Support the development of innovative startups in Africa and ensure their scale.
Create an enabling environment for African startups to create jobs.
Create market linkages between Corporate and African startups.
Support the development of credible global investor pipeline that will invest in African startups.
Establish a strong GEN in each African country thereby building and strengthening GEN Africa.
Startup pitches and bootcamp events
The Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC+ Africa), initiated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in 2017, is a gathering of entrepreneurs and leaders from more than 50 African nations committed to advancing entrepreneurial activity throughout their own countries in Africa. GEC+ Africa will include other international thought leaders and practitioners globally who have become a part of GEN’s global movement that advances entrepreneurship as a means of building economies and expanding human welfare.
2023 has a great outlook for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem landscape as the continent has received great attention all over the world since the pandemic. According to Partech, it is estimated that up to $2billion of funding in form of equity and debt went into African tech startups in 2019.