Economic Development

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City: Berlin
Country: Germany

Ampion enables entrepreneurs to launch businesses in Africa and use technology for innovation. They empower entrepreneurial minds to become successful changemakers in their communities and boost private sector growth for development.

The heart of Ampion’s operations begins with 7-day innovation bootcamps, which take place on the Ampion Venture Buses across 14 African countries. Each Venture Bus is lead by Ampion trained staff, who are accompanied by both expert international experts and mentors. In addition to the Venture Bus and in partnership with Microsoft, Ampion offers an extensive Incubation Program along with mentoring and advisory services.

The Ampion Fellowship, is an international program designed to guide and equip the most promising startups from the AMPION Venture Bus as well as other high potential startups across Africa and prepare them for growth. By bringing together a diverse, experienced and dedicated team of seasoned entrepreneurs, the Fellowship challenges young startups to complete a successful launch of a concept through the provision of structured training courses, mentorship and access to a global investor and advisory network.

City: Berlin
Country: Germany

From the conflict regions of the world, Conflictfood brings the best traditional agricultural products to your table, while strengthening local structures and offering a peaceful future.

Through fair and direct trade with small farmer cooperatives in conflict-stricken countries, products such as spices, dried fruits or oils are purchased and brought to Berlin. They are then packaged in a workshop by people with disabilities into an attractively designed packaging.

With every product comes a brochure about the country, conflict and the people living there. They also use their blog to share their information about these countries and to engage the public in a discussion.

The social startup was founded in 2015. Their first product is Saffron from Afghanistan. Future plans are to work with coffee farmers in Yemen, organic olive producers in Palestine and salt cooperatives in Ethiopia.

Riversands Incubation Hub
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa

Riversands Incubation Hub is a large-scale business incubator established in 2015 through a partnership between Century Property Developments and The Jobs Fund.

At full capacity, the Hub will be home to 150 small  businesses with many more entrepreneurs supported through business development and support services offered.

The Hub is located at the centre of the Riversands Commercial Park. The primary intention of the incubator is to create a strong, enabling ecosystem which fosters the development of high-potential enterprises.

Address: Corner R511 and Rose Roads
Johannesburg, South Africa
Solar Sister
City: Kampala
Country: Uganda

Founded in 2009, Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. They combine the breakthrough potential of solar technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa. They are active in Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria.