FOCUS AREA ONE
Building Capacity for Startups and Supporting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
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FOCUS AREA TWO
Unlocking Investment Opportunities and Brokering Win-Win Partnerships
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FOCUS AREAS
Balancing support activities that impact startups and their ecosystems with activities directed towards investors and corporates to offer an integrated approach.
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ABOUT #GCAF

Our Mission is to Promote Investment in African Entrepreneurship.

We believe that there is an unrealized potential in African entrepreneurship that can best be harnessed by creating synergies between entrepreneurs, investors and institutions.

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

There is an unrealized potential in entrepreneurship that we believe can best be harnessed by creating synergies between entrepreneurs, investors and institutions.

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. This is our team passion!

Founded

Established in 2018 as a Non-Profit Organisation and registered in Germany. The foundation has offices in Frankfurt and Namibia.

Management

Governed by an experienced steering committee and knowledgeable senior management team with a passion for Africa.

Support

Supported by GreenTec Capital Partners, an award-winning company with high-value networks across Africa and Europe.

Operations

Backed by the German Government’s Development Agency, GIZ, with substantial financial contribution to create valuable impact.

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 generate sustainable and inclusive value

Supporting the
Startup Ecosystem

Building Capacity for Startups and Supporting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

By putting the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs and sharing knowledge we create an environment that facilitates the creation of global partnerships for investments, technology exchange or market access.

to make prosperous pARTNERSHIPS possible

Unlocking Investment Opportunities

We see many investors intimidated by the scale and complexity of African markets.

By creating an environment of accessible information and brokering win-win partnerships we help companies and investors to gain orientation and maximise positive outcomes.

Our Management Team and Steering Committee

Sannssi Cisse

Head of Collaborations

Kirstin Wiedow

Head of programmes

Pauline Koelbl

Strategic Advisor

Kaveto Tjatjara

Youth programmes coordinator

The Founders and Extended Steering committee

Erick Yong

Founder

Thomas Festerling

Founder

OUR STATISTICS

1
African startups supported

At #GCAF our experienced venture building team provides business strategy recommendations to improve your investor readiness level. 

1
countries engaged

Our support for the startup ecosystem has engaged West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and Europe,

Top Sectors of African Startups Supported

1 %
AgriTech/Agriculture
1 %
Fintech
1 %
cleantech
1 %
e-commerce
1 %
e-health
1 %
3d printing
1 %
Manufacturing
1 %
Other

Recent Activities #GCAF

HELLO CAIRO!

Today we are in #Cairo working on innovative approaches for #philanthropic organizations. Thanks at @SiemensStiftung for inviting us and @enpact_startup for the great hosting! #Entrepreneurship#investment#gcaf#EmergingMarkets#impact

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ICT Delegation from Kenya

Roundtable in #Berlin with an outstanding #ICT delegation from #Kenya. Thanks @AHK_global and @giz_gmbh for organizing this meeting. @GBA_KE @GermanyinKenya #technology #Entrepreneurship #africa #business

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Agrihack 2019 Finalists

Have A Look At The Pitch AgriHack 2019 Finalisits! We are please to partner with @CTAflash for this great initiative! #investment#agriculture#Entrepreneurship https://www.cta.int/en/blog/all/article/pitch-agrihack-2019-finalists-announced-sid06e683eb2-28a9-47cb-bc01-11d2de430f98 Finalists have been

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Our Partners

Headquarters

Carl-von-Noorden Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

African Office

Greenspace @Hippo6, 
The Village at Liliencron Street, 
Windhoek, Namibia.

Contact us

Stay in-touch with us via email Mail: info@greentec-foundation.com