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Business Forum: A day all about startups and companies

Various facets of successful African-German economic cooperation are discussed.

First, experiences of medium-sized German companies active on the African continent will be presented. The Mittelstandindex Afrika provides companies with support in preparing their market entry in Africa.

In another round, start-ups from the African continent will be presented, some of which are working with German partners.cooperate internally. Exciting young startups from the African Diaspora in Germany and Black entrepreneurs.inside exchange their experiences.

In the third round of discussions, the role of universities as facilitators and supporters in this innovation process will be highlighted.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m:
IHK and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences: Successful as a company on the African continent (German)

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11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m:
Proud e.V: Successful Black Start-up/Company in Germany (german)

1:45 – 3:15 p.m:

Insights into a successful collaboration of African-European startups and the support offered to international startups by universities. (English)

KölnBusiness will also be on site to advise people interested in founding a company and start-ups and to present support services.


Global South Studies Center of the University of Cologne in cooperation with

IHK Cologne

Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Proud e.V.

Gateway Excellence Start-Up Center University of Cologne

KölnBusiness Business Development GmbH

The event is sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne) and the City of Cologne.


Business Forum: A day all about startups and companies


Jun 02 2023


10:00 - 16:00




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Program area

European Conference on African Studies (ECAS)
  • Language: German/English


Podiumsdiskussion / Vortrag / Lesung