Make-IT in Africa accelerator program for startups in Kenya and Nigeria

Make-IT accelerator program has been provided by German International Cooperation (GIZ) and is about supporting digital startups achieve b2b cooperation and investment-readiness.

This is a free 9-month accelerator program that will achieve the two goals through access to knowledge, mentorship, partnerships and opportunities for successful business growth.

It is tiered in 3 phases:

  1. Jan – Mar 2018 will be about training and capacity development for growth
  2. Apr – Jun 2018 will be about b2b (business to business) cooperation through matchmaking events with international businesses
  3. Jun – Aug 2018 startups will realize investment-readiness thanks to support from finance and investment experts


  • For profit, registered business with a team of at least two people
  • In operation for at least a full year
  • Have digital product/service on the market with revenue realized
  • Demonstrate potential to scale
  • Based in (or able to work from) either Nairobi or Lagos
  • Business model with social impact (solution to social problem)

Deadline for application is 27th October, 2017. To apply and for further information on application process click here.