May 18, 2023

StArfrica Kick-Off Launch

The mission of StArfrica (Startup Germany-Africa) is to increase the attractiveness of Germany for African start-ups as well as to sensitize and facilitate the market entry of German start-ups and companies in Africa.

This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and was implemented in 2020 on a pilot basis in Rwanda in cooperation with the University of Rwanda (UR), and has now expand to edGhana and Tanzania, in cooperation with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Ghana and with the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Our team is based at the Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship and International Transfer at the University of Koblenz in Germany, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch.

The objective of the bridgehead in Germany is to sensitize innovative start-ups in Germany for potential market entry in Africa and Ghana, in particular by providing relevant information and contacts. The objective of the bridge between Germany and Ghana is to contribute to the foundation-related business interaction of start-up teams between both countries and their respective start-up ecosystems.

In addition, we are also running an incubator on the ground in Rwanda, Ghana, and Tanzania that will support and push business ideas by young Africans, that are innovative and technology-oriented, with the potential to
enter the German market.
The goal in Ghana is therefore to promote innovative and technology-oriented business start-ups, together with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), especially to sensitize, motivate, advise, and support the possibility of founding a business in Germany. If necessary, we can also assist with an application for the EXIST Business Start-up Grant.
More about the StArfrica Project HERE!