Bonn (Germany), May 2021. This month Sannssi Cissé welcomed Bienvenue Angui to the Game Changer Chat. Bienvenue is the Director of the Mittelstand Alliance Africa and
Unlocking the neo-African age where world-changing enterprises flourish.
We are on a mission to promote investment in African entrepreneurship.
who we are
A non-profit organization founded to promote the development of investment into African entrepreneurship and support creation of local economic and social added-value.
why we exist
what we do
Creating an environment in which different stakeholders have the opportunity to collaborate achieving mutual benefit and enlarging the current set of opportunities.
Our first year of operation, 2019, took us across Africa to connect the ecosystem in East, West and Southern Africa with European investors.
In 2019 the foundation hosted a pan-African event and co-hosted hackathons, pitching competitions and workshops for stakeholders across Africa.
GCAF hosted three investor trips to engage with African entrepreneurs in Europe and in West Africa. These meetings led to six activated investment opportunities.
At #GCAF our experienced venture building team provides business strategy recommendations to improve your investor readiness level.
Our support for the startup ecosystem has engaged West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and Europe,
The team hosted two masterclasses to better equip African start-ups for the investment process. 72 Start-ups have been supported with access to our online digital resource on investment where they receive one-on-one mentorship.
One of the foundations’ focus areas is Female Entrepreneurship and in 2019 we supported two pitching events.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Balancing support activities that impact startups and their ecosystems with activities directed towards investors and corporates to offer an integrated approach.
#GCAF uses a two-pronged approach actively supporting the startup ecosystem and, in parallel, actively engaging the global investor networks. Our work involves collaborating with institutions and other key players within African entrepreneurship ecosystems and supporting them to achieve desired results and impacts.
To amplify our impact through pan-African collaboration
We aim to enable collaborative efforts through knowledge sharing and action thereby building new and strengthen existing networks among local and regional players. We believe that through deepening cross-pollination of best practices between stakeholders we can better equip entrepreneurs across Africa and leap frog into the African age where world-changing enterprises flourish.
Unlocking Investment Opportunities
To transform interest in African entrepreneurship into active investments.
- Enable meaningful exchanges between investors and African startups,
- Build new and strengthen existing networks among a diverse group of investors,
- Deepen understanding of the African startup ecosystem and build trust among stakeholders.
About the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation (#GCAF)
Our Management Team and Steering Committee
Head of Operations
The Founders and Extended Steering committee
Our Advisory Board
President, African Business Angel Network
Prof Dr Stefan Liebing
President, German-African Business Association
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, Berlin
Matthias von Bismarck
Chief Representative at Investionsbank Berlin
Top Performing Sectors of #GCAF Supported Start-ups
Recent Activities #GCAF
AGRICULTURAL WASTE FOR INCOME- GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLUTIONS Background- The Challenge Whilst Ghana is considered one of the most politically and economically stable countries in
Frankfurt (Germany), January 2020. Last Thursday, together with TU Berlin and difgl — Deutsches Instititut für Gutes Leben, GCAF organized its first webinar on Mobility in
The GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation (GCAF) and French Development Agency (AFD) team up to strengthen the Venture Building program with the launch of the “Digital Performance Program” designed to help African companies increase their performance and revenues with digital tools
Thanks to to AFD’s support through the Digital Africa seed fund , GCAF is very pleased to announce the launch of a digital Venture building
PRESS RELEASE: GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation and Wee Tracker release “The Better Africa Report – Tracing the Success and Failure of African Startups.”
Cape Town (South Africa) and Bonn (Germany), March 2020. The GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation (GCAF) is on a mission to promote investment into African entrepreneurship.
Frankfurt (Germany) and Windhoek (Namibia), February 2020. GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation CEO & GreenTec Capital Partners CFO & Co-founder Thomas Festerling will be in Windhoek,