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Entrepreneurial Africa 

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 about how to get involved, please contact the Enterprise Team.