Make-IT accelerator announced finalists for its Nairobi division. The 9-month acceleration programme provides access to the right knowledge, mentors, business and financing partners and opportunities for successful business growth.

It also supports to achieve B2B cooperation- and investment-readiness. Based in Nairobi, Kenya the Make-IT Accelerator is designed and implemented in collaboration with highly renowned local hubs, corporate partners and investment experts, and will be taking place at Nailab for the 9 months.

The Make-IT Accelerator, provided by German International Cooperation (GIZ), includes three structured phases:

  • Inspire – Achieve the Capacity for Growth (Jan – Mar 2018): three months of cohort-based training and capacity development for growth, including individualised needs assessments and scaling plans and regular meetings with experienced acceleration managers to help you develop and grow your business.
  • Connect – From Cooperation Readiness to Cooperation (Apr – Jun 2018): three months of B2B cooperation readiness training, individual support, preferred access to B2B matchmaking events with major international corporates and access to the Make-IT mentor pool as needed.
  • Develop – From Investment Readiness to Investment (Jun – Aug 2018): three months of support from finance and investment experts, who will help you achieve investment readiness, prepare you with the skills to negotiate investment deals and provide pitch training for a final Demo Day in Nairobi.

The list includes Uganda’s Telemedicine Hub ‘Kaaro Health’, which is currently part of the German based f-lane accelerator and ClinicPesa. Other startups from Kenya include; AB3D, Micrive Infinite, Gjenge, InsurTech startup GrassRoots Bima, AgriTech Startups Annona, Daktaripap and Taimba, Off-Grid startup Genexe Engineering, sauti, RedHunt, ZOA, Tech Kidz Africa and ICT for Development Kenya.