The Startup|Energy initiative for the promotion of East African start-ups in the field of decentralised renewable energy supply has received another supporting member with Jugend Eine Welt.
Jugend Eine Welt – Don Bosco Aktion Österreich is an Austrian aid organisation that has been working to improve the future prospects of children and young people on the margins of society around the world since 1997. Following the principle “Education overcomes poverty”, Jugend Eine Welt supports aid projects, schools, programmes for street children and education projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
The importance of the initiative – with GIZ as the main sponsor – is also shown by the fact that a total of 46 local start-ups have applied for Energy Camp East Africa! Five participants have been selected to participate.
Benefits for the start-ups selected to participate in the Energy Camp:
- Individual coaching by experienced entrepreneurs.
- Participation in the workshop in Kampala.
- Participationin the final Startup|Energy Award. The winner of the award receives prize money of 5,000 Euros for the further development of their startup.
- Networking with partners from the Startup|Energy community: investors, partner companies, accelerators.
Startup|Energy is a joint initiative of the University of Freiburg and the Stiftung Solarenergie to promote regional and international exchange between startups in the field of decentralised, renewable energy supply in D-A-CH and East Africa.
The Energy Camp East Africa is being held in cooperation with: