The Delegation of German Industry & Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria), in partnership with the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT in Africa“ (GIZ), has initiated Start.up! Germany, a programme for Nigerian startup founders. Start.up! Germany is a 5-day guided tour of Germany’s most promising startup hotspots.
Currently, Germany has one of the most vital startup scenes in Europe with a promising startup landscape, including the 2nd biggest startup hub after London- Berlin and lots of exciting startups. Nigerian startup founders would get to visit major startups hotspots in Germany; Cologne, Dusseldorf, and the Ruhr area. They would also connect with several other startup founders.
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Startups would also get to learn how the German startup scene works and current developments in the industry as well as meet up with potential customers, partners or investors and in turn promote the Nigerian startup scene to the world.
Startups that want to be a part of the tour must make sure that they operate in the fields of InsurTech, Smart City, Logistics, and Mobility. Startups should also ensure that they are beyond the seed stage and are at the stage of gauging the viability of their products or services in the market prior to a wide scale roll-out and already have a scalable business model with a view of scaling beyond Nigeria
This tour is a good move to bring together technology and promote the culture of innovation between the startup scenes of both countries and is in alignment with the core objective of the German Delegation of Industry and Commerce (AHK Nigeria) which is strengthening the business relationship between Nigeria and Germany and exploring areas of collaboration.
The exposure trip will run from 7th – 12th October, 2018 and applications are currently open here.
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