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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 2023” program, offering a captivating opportunity to delve into the African startup scene and its innovative ecosystem!

The initiative

Following the highly successful inaugural edition in May 2022, the winners of the “Next Generation Africa” initiative are set to touch down in Italy for the second time. Spanning across Milan and Bologna, this journey will feature numerous gatherings aimed at tracing the trajectories of thriving enterprises, showcasing business concepts, and fostering enduring connections. The initiative is spearheaded by the BeEntrepreneurs Association and the Italian Embassy in Uganda, alongside various public and private collaborators.

Between 8 and 16 June 2024, the five startups from East Africa, selected through a rigorous process (out of 330+ applications from startups across the African continent) and having undergone an intensive acceleration bootcamp held in Kigali in August 2023 (accessible to the top 23 startups), will engage with the Italian innovation ecosystem in Milan and Bologna thanks to an immersive and distinctive experience curated by BeEntrepreneurs.

THE startups

Our champions, the winning teams of “Next Generation Africa” 2023 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

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.

 

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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.

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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.

The program

The Roadshow we conceived for the African start-ups entails 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

Open event

Meeting the local ecosystem

Startups partecipating at We Make Future

Discovery

Company visit, innovation centers, ecosystem spaces

Learn

Workshops and mentoring sessions with the leading universities and institutions

Networking

Meeting events with the community, participation in We Make Future, the International Fair on Technological and Digital Innovation

Match

Peer to peer matching activities with Italian startups and scaleups

Partner

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

Invest

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

Discovery

Company visit, innovation centers, ecosystem spaces

Learn

Workshops and mentoring sessions with the leading universities and institutions

Networking

Meeting events with the community, participation in We Make Future, the International Fair on Technological and Digital Innovation

Match

Peer to peer matching activities with Italian startups and scaleups

Partner

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

Invest

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

STARTUP AFRICA DAY

Next Generation Innovators

 

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, Cariplo Factory will host Startup Africa Day at its Milan location. This event represents the closing event of the program “Next Generation Africa 2023” and it’s a unique opportunity to connect with African entrepreneurs and gain insight into the 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 engage with innovators from both the Italian and East African ecosystems. Expect captivating pitches from our Ugandan and Rwandan startups, participate in thought-provoking discussions, and listen to a roundtable featuring key figures involved in cooperation and innovation across the African continent.
After the event, an exceptional aperitif will be provided for networking and mingling!

Limited seats, reserve yours!

PARTNERS

The Startup Africa Roadshow can leverage the assistance of several captive supporters and partners: from institutional stakeholders to significant players on the tech scene, from vital participants in the innovation ecosystem to impactful organizations within the non-profit world.
This is our collaborative innovation ecosystem, join us!

PROMOTERs & Supporters

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PROMOTERs & Supporters

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Ecosystem Partners

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Ecosystem Partners

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TECHNICAL PARTNERS

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Technical Partners

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