We provide platforms for entrepreneurs to access to information, opportunities, knowledge and networks to drive development at individual, institutional and organisational levels.
The British Council’s Entrepreneurial Africa programme provides support and opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs through competitions, mentoring, training and business clinics as well as conferences, showcases and forums.
It aims to foster the development of new skills, stimulate collaboration and new approaches to entrepreneurship, while unlocking their potential to contribute to a new Africa.
For more information about this event, visit the Entrepreneurial Africa programme.
The Entrepreneurial Africa London Showcase
The Entrepreneurial Africa London Showcase provided an opportunity for young African entrepreneurs to connect with people in the London start-up community. By making relevant contacts the aim is to help entrepreneurs find potential partners to help scale up their businesses with organisations in London, in a mutually beneficial way.
During a three-day programme, 15 emerging entrepreneurs from the British Council’s enterprise challenge series attended training workshops, open talks with UK entrepreneurs and study tours. The entrepreneurs also had the opportunity to pitch their businesses and participate in a panel discussion on innovative approaches to supporting entrepreneurship in Africa.
Enterprise Africa Summit
The 1st Enterprise summit was held in Ghana as part of the British Council efforts towards shaping the enterprise narrative in Africa. With over 500 delegates, 45 exhibitors and 92 speakers from 23 countries across Sub Saharan Africa and the UK, the summit witnessed the convergence of governments, academia, policy-makers, development partners, civil society groups, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore the role of entrepreneurship and social enterprise in building sustainable, resilient economies in Africa.To find out more on how to get involved, please contact the Enterprise Team.
Enterprise Challenge is an online competition developed by the British Council Nigeria, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways. The competition provides a platform for young, brilliant entrepreneurial minds to further develop their skills, businesses and bring their innovative ideas to the fore for possible future development. It is designed to test a range of consumerist skills, and is open to Nigerians domiciled in Nigeria who fall within the 18 to 35 year age bracket.
At the 2016 edition organised in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Zenith Bank and Samsung West Africa, 20 finalists battled for the top three spots as they made their final pitches to the panel of judges on the 7th of March 2016. Keturah Ovio-Onoweya and Sophia Ike-Onu emerged first place winners of the competition while Obi Adiuku-Brown came in second place and won the much coveted Samsung prize. Read more about the winners below.
To find out more on how to get involved, please contact the Enterprise Team.
2016 and 2014 WINNERS PROFILES