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italian roadshow

8-16 JUNE 2024

From 8 to 16 June 2024, the BeEntrepreneurs Association will host in Italy the top 5 startups from the “Next Generation Africa” program, offering a captivating opportunity to delve into the African startup scene and its innovative ecosystem!

The initiative

Following the highly successful first edition in May 2022, the winners of the new edition of the program
“Next Generation Africa” are set to land in Italy for the second time. Spanning across Milan and Bologna,
this journey will feature many gatherings aimed at tracing the paths of thriving enterprises, showcasing
business concepts, and nurturing lasting connections. The initiative is spearheaded by the BeEntrepreneurs
Association and the Italian Embassy in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi with the support of various public and
private partners.
Between 8 and 16 June 2024, the five winning startups from East Africa, which were selected from over 330
applications across the African continent and attended an intensive acceleration bootcamp in Kigali in
August 2023, will engage with the Italian innovation ecosystem in Milan and Bologna thanks to a unique
experience organized by BeEntrepreneurs.

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THE startups

the winning teams of “Next Generation Africa” are

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SLS Energy

A clean-tech startup ingeniously repurposing recovered battery cells from electronic waste to recreate functional backup and energy storage devices for telecommunication towers.

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Ecoplastile

A circular economy startup that helps to reduce plastic waste through chemical-free processes, transforming low-grade plastic waste into high-performance, low-carbon building materials for affordable
housing in Africa.

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Luna

A femtech startup providing a secure app for confidential discussions and information on key topics concerning women’s mental and physical health.

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Shambapro App

 n agritech startup offering an innovative app to help small farm business owners build and manage sustainable and profitable farm enterprises, empowering them to efficiently manage resources and enhance sustainability and viability in agricultural operations.

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Ubuntu Education

An education-focused startup providing a platform for the development of teachers in Africa, centralizing services like courses, networks, communities, job searches, and up-to-date research to aid teachers in their
professional growth.

startups

Our champions, the winning teams of “Next Generation Africa” 2021 are

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SLS Energy

A clean-tech startup ingeniously repurposing recovered battery cells from electronic waste to recreate functional backup and energy storage devices for telecommunication towers.

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Ecoplastile

A circular economy startup that helps to reduce plastic waste through chemical-free processes, transforming low-grade plastic waste into high-performance, low-carbon building materials for affordable housing in Africa.

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Luna

A femtech startup providing a secure app for confidential discussions and information on key topics concerning women’s mental and physical health.

Logo Kimuli fashonability

Shambapro App

An agritech startup, offers an innovative app to help small farm business owners build and manage sustainable and profitable farm enterprises, empowering them to efficiently manage resources and enhance sustainability and viability in agricultural operations.

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Ubuntu Education

An education-focused startup providing a platform for the development of teachers in Africa, centralizing services like courses, networks, communities, job searches, and up-to-date research to aid teachers in their professional growth.

Agenda for the week

This year’s initiative/program boasts networking and training sessions, on-the-ground meetings with the
most innovative entrepreneurs in our country, sessions with potential investors and a public event open to
the innovation community.

Investment and startup matching

Startups meet italian corporates

Public event

Meeting the local ecosystem

Startups partecipating in the We Make Future Exhibition

Discovery

Visiting Companies, Innovation Centers, and Ecosystem Spaces

Learn

Workshops and mentoring sessions with leading universities and institutions

Networking

Meetings with the community, participation in “We Make Future”, the International Fair on Technological and Digital Innovation

Match

Peer-to-peer matching with Italian startups and scaleups

Partner

Meetings with Italian companies and relevant corporations for the verticals and/or industries

Invest

Meetings with impact investors, venture capital funds, business angels’ networks and foundations

Discovery

Visiting Companies, Innovation Centers, and Ecosystem Spaces

Learn

Workshops and mentoring sessions with leading universities and institutions

Networking

Meetings with the community, participation in “We Make Future”, the International Fair on Technological and Digital Innovation

Match

Peer-to-peer matching with Italian startups and scaleups

Partner

Meetings with Italian companies and relevant corporations for the verticals and/or industries

Invest

Meetings with impact investors, venture capital funds, business angels’ networks and foundations

PUBLIC EVENT:

STARTUP AFRICA DAY

 

On Tuesday 11th June 2024, Cariplo Factory will host Startup Africa Day in its Milan headquarter. This event marks the end of the “Next Generation Africa 2023” program offers a unique opportunity to connect with African entrepreneurs. It also provides an opportunity to watch the preview of our third documentary produced by Kenian media agency Startinev and videographer Valerio Casale during their trip to Kigali in August 2023.

Attendees will have the chance to be inspired and interact with innovators from both the Italian and East African ecosystems. Expect captivating pitches from our Ugandan and Rwandan startups, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and listen to a roundtable featuring key figures involved in cooperation and innovation across the African continent. The event will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapes where attendees are welcome to mingle and connect. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve yours!

PARTNERS

The success of our initiative relies also on the support of a wide range of partners: from institutional
stakeholders to key players on the tech scene, from crucial contributors in the innovation ecosystem to
impactful organizations within the non-profit sector. This collaborative innovation ecosystem is where we
thrive together. Join us!

PROMOTERs & Supporters

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PROMOTERs & Supporters

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Ecosystem Partners

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Ecosystem Partners

media & TECHNICAL PARTNERs

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media & Tecnical Partners

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