Digital Start-up Congress 2019

Supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)  and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Digital Start-up Congress 2019

Date TBC
Berlin, Germany

Bringing together 250+ key players from African and European tech scene to build partnerships.

The Digital Start-up Congress 2019 provides the stage for African and European tech start-ups for 2 days of inspiration, networking and building new partnerships. Meet key stakeholders from the digital economy thanks to an effective matchmaking and participate actively in hands-on workshops to enhance your partnership acquisition!

As part of the strategy of strengthening female role models in the African tech scene, the Digital Start-up Congress is hosting the Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa 2019 Prize.

This is a unique opportunity for both European and African start-ups as well as African female entrepreneurs to meet and develop partnerships.

develop new international projects in interdisciplinary teams

meet your business match overseas

experience high-level political support

pitch to relevant investors

For African start-ups, travel and accommodation fees will be covered by the organisers.

Apply

for the Digital Start-up Congress 2019
Batch 1: Deadline to be announced soon
Batch 2: Deadline to be announced soon
Batch 3: Deadline to be announced soon

Calling all innovative African and European start-ups to apply and come together to collaborate on new business and technological models in a 2-day conference in Berlin.

Apply

for the Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa
Deadline to be announced soon

*Application for the award requires your physical presence in Berlin for the Digital Start-up Congress and automatically means a registration to the 2-day conference.

As part of the commitment to strengthen female role models in the tech scene, BMZ and BMWi are looking for the “Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa” to reward during the Congress. Are you an innovative Female Entrepreneur from Africa? Then take your chance and apply!

If you are an expert or a hub and willing to participate in the Digital Start-up Congress 2019, please fill out this form.

About the Digital Start-up Congress 2019

The event is jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on Date TBC, in Berlin to connect the European tech ecosystem to their African counterparts to enhance partnership acquisition.

What's in it for me?

Curated Matchmaking & Hands-on workshops

All participants will be matched with relevant corporates, institutional players and start-ups from Africa or Europe to jumpstart on possible collaboration and co-create new partnerships

Expanding your network
  • Participants will have an opportunity to present their joint concepts directly to the Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy.
  • Participants will meet over 150 curated key players in relevant industries in 2 days.
Communication exposure

The event will be widely publicised by the media and institutional organisers - the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Am I eligible?

  • Incorporated in Europe or Africa
  • For-profit, registered business with a team of at least 2 people
  • Already have a product or service in the market
  • Evidence of revenue & potential to scale
  • Industries: Sustainability/Impact, Deep-tech, Software, Hardware
  • Applying innovative digital technology

Copyright: Philipp Benedikt

About the Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa

As part of the commitment to strengthen female role models in the tech scene, BMZ and BMWi are looking for the “Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa” to reward during the Congress.

What's in it for me?

15 finalists will be selected among all the applicants, 4 pre-selected entrepreneurs will receive pitch training by Connect Global and will pitch in Berlin in front of a jury consisting of BMZ and BMWi experts and ministers.

Am I eligible?

  • Female entrepreneur making a distinctive, unusual, innovative contribution in their field
  • Incorporated in Africa
  • Already have product or service in the market
  • Evidence of revenue & potential to scale
  • Industries: Sustainability/Impact, Deep-tech, Software, Hardware

*Image copyright: Philipp Benedikt

Apply

for the Digital Start-up Congress 2019

Apply

for The Best Female Tech Entrepreneur of Africa


If you are an expert or a hub and willing to participate in the Digital Start-up Congress 2019, please fill out this form.
If you have further questions or would like to know more about the event - reach out to us at startupafrica@connect-global.io


  • For African start-ups, travel and accommodation fees will be covered by the organisers.