African and European Entrepreneurs

 
 
 
 

What can you do on the African European platform?

You can meet here without travel! Present your project. Offer support, discuss and find the business partners.

Find your business partner directly! You can tailor your research and single out the best profile for your needs.

Free, intuitive and easy to use! Three steps: free registration, search for partners, connect and meet with them virtually.

Learn about new opportunities! See our events and webinars and those of our featured partners

We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Africa and Europe.

 
 

 

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About Our Platform

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry PACCI, and national members like BVMW/Der Mittelstand , with the support of GIZ/German Cooperation,  provide this matchmaking platform to grow shared value in business for SMEs in Africa and Europe.

This matchmaking platform is the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.

A strategic roadmap was set for further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value. With this new matchmaking tool African and European entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas.

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Discover our Resources

All the documents, videos and presentations from our webinars are now available in one page.

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Featured Events

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Our past events



 
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First EU-African Online Business Lab for SMEs

16th , 10.00 CEST - 17th of July, 13.30 CEST

The event will highlight the chances for entrepreneurs to share the best roads towards a successful economic cooperation of smart and open-minded companies in Africa and Europe for a common future.

You will have the chance to:

  • grow your network,
  • hear from experts about funding and new cooperation alliances between the two continents,
  • meet fellow entrepreneurs with whom you can start new partnerships.

Working language is English. We will offer simultaneous interpretation for French.

We would like to thank to all of you for participating in the Call for Shared Value  Business Ideas and hope that you equally found this opportunity as valuable, constructive and interesting as much as we did!

The jury (European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, GIZ, ECOBANK) has re-assessed the public vote and made sure to be in line with the three main objectives of the call: jobs creation and growth on the African ground, demonstrates the real solution for the African customer as well as tackles SDG goals.

We congratulate to...

TOP 3 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Spain and Uganda who will be proposed by our teams to pitch their business idea at the EABF2020 online.

In addition, each entrepreneur receives the following prizes:

First award! Goes to Bronson Eran'ogwa - The Source Plus - KENYA

Expertise voucher: The business plan will be evaluated and improved according to the needs of the African market directly by experts in the sector.

Second award! Goes to Santiago Orlando - Interal - SPAIN

Travel cost contributions to on site visit in Africa to implement the business idea.

Third award! Goes to Francis Turyahikayo - Kashari Farm

In-depth counselling and coaching from experts.

Special Mention goes to Mr. Thierry Nsaka, Makuta - Digital Banking, Belgium - DRC

For your great grit to find a sustainable digital solution for the African diaspora and African people on the continent in doing money transfer in more transparent and efficient way.


Our upcoming events



 
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Affordable Payment Solutions for Off-grid Renewable Energy in Africa

20 April, 2021 

09h00 – 10h00 CEST / 10h00 – 11h00 EAT

Followed by an online networking session until 13h00 CEST / 14h00 EAT

Co-organised by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME & the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ethiopia), this panel will present African affordable payment solutions for off-grid renewable energy and invite European entrepreneurs to partner for more sustainable and convenient financing solutions in the green energy sector.

Keynote speaker: Mr. Simbarashe Eric Mhuriro, General Manager RioEnergy under RioZim Limited, Zimbabwe 

Join us for the panel discussion together with 

Ms. Wilhelmina Diop, CEO of Hello Solar - First Pay as you go solar home system distributor  Mr. Fernando Silva, Board Member of GreensWorld Swiss AG & Special Envoy for Trade Relations with Africa &America Latina for European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

followed by a networking session on the B2B networking platform African European Entrepreneurs b2b platform

Register Here

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This event is part of the broader event

EU-Africa Business Forum: Accelerating the EU-Africa Partnership for Green Energy Transition in Africa

April 16 and 20&21, 2021 

High Level Event Keynote Speakers: 

  • African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Amani Abou-Zeid; 
  • Portugal's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva; 
  • European Commission's Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans

High-level representatives from the European Commission and the African Union Commission, development banks and private sector CEOs will join an online roundtable to discuss the rapid green energy transformation in Africa and how they will contribute to bridging the energy gap in the continent

DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR GREEN ENERGY TRANSITION 20th - 21st of April 9h00 - 4 pm CET / 10h00 - 5 pm EAT

Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition – an online exhibition where you can visit the booths of our various e-exhibitors as well as network with them and other participants.

You will find opportunities to further collaborate with key government and business stakeholders and will also be able to participate in conferences and workshops organised by our partners. Join innovative stakeholders in achieving a net-zero future propelled by Green Energy to power Africa's development for people and businesses.

Register Here both for the High Level event and Digital Marketplace

Guest Events



 
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1st Online Meeting

 17.30 CET | 19th Jan, 2021

On January 19, 2021 at 5.30 pm, the chairman of the Belgian association "Ondernemers Voor Ondernemers(OVO), Mr. Luc Bonté with his team will present their work activities in Africa.

Join us to hear more about African start-ups, ask your questions and give suggestions

Working language: English, questions & suggestions can be made in German, French and Dutch.

The SVAI African Entrepreneurship Forum

09:00-11:00 GMT|10:00-12:00 CET | 11:00-13:00 SAST |12:00-14:00 EAT 

18th, Feb 2021

Right now, Africa as the continent with the youngest population has an unprecedented number of entrepreneurs, and while these  start-ups and SMEs demonstrate hope for better circumstances for many on the continent, they still face enourmous challenges to reach their desired growth and impact. The Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) in support of our entrepreneurs and the African economy is launching the SVAI African Entrepreneurship Forum. An engagement platfrom between entrepreneurs from accross our continent to share, engage and learn from each other, raise the voices, and speak up and ctonribute to solutions on how we as a collective can accelerate change.  

Join us for the SVAI's event so we together accelerate the change in line with Sustainable Development Goals, providing sustainable business solutions on the African continent.

Working language is English

The SHARED VALUE MASTERCLASS

24th, Feb 2021 | 9 am - 12 pm SAST 

 Shift Impact Africa, founding member and training agency of the Shared Value Africa Initiative, will be delivering a monthly 

Shared Value Masterclass starting on February 24, 2021

Creating Shared Value is a business management concept introduced 10 years and practised by successful companies globally. It enables business to use Shared Value as a tool to create strategies focused on sustainability and practices that enhance competitiveness, while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions of the communities in which they operate. Shared Value represents a fundamental shift in thinking from a profit-only focus to one of profit with purpose.

The training will be delivered online and attendees will earn CPD points upon completion. each their desired growth and impact

Join us for the SVAI's Masterclass so we together accelerate the change in line with Sustainable Development Goals, providing sustainable business solutions on the African continent.


Working language is English | Fee of the online Masterclass 50 $

To register please send an email to info@shiftimpact.africa  

EU-African Shared Value Business Project Launch

The event, that took place in Addis Ababa in October 2019, was the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March this year at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.

The three parties set a strategic roadmap of further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value: it was then they decided to test and implement a new match-making tool where European and African entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas - the platform you are visiting today!

EU-African SME Summit 2019

On March 20th and 21st 2019, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME hosted the first EU-African SME Summit in Brussels. The event began on the 20th with the Shared Value Business Lab workshop dedicated to find solutions to local issues through business networking. Entrepreneurs from the two continents joined in.

On the afternoon of the second day, the Summit hosted the EU-African SME Conference - an international symposium dedicated to the presentation of key ideas, like the importance of the role of SMEs in development cooperation with Africa, the need to build an SME Alliance between the two continents, and the necessity to create European financial support tools for the investment of small and medium-sized companies in Africa.

During the Summit the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the European-African SME Alliance was signed. The document laid the foundation for the alliance between SMEs in Africa and in Europe.



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