Sunday, January 28, 2018

Call for Abstracts "Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa" 2018

The call for paper for the conference “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa” (13 to 14 September 2018 in Sankt Augustin, Germany) is now available online.

The abstract submission deadline is 1 March 2018.

The conference subthemes are:
1.       Business and entrepreneurship in Africa
2.       Entrepreneurial education for employment and economic growth
3.       Intercultural challenges in the collaboration between Africa and Europe
4.       Sustainable/Responsible business
5.       Tourism as entrepreneurial opportunity in Africa
6.       Digital Entrepreneurship
7.       Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG industry)

For more information about the conference please follow this link.
 Find out more about the project here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tony Elumelu Foundation Programme Application Open - Deadline 31th January 2018

Applications are being accepted for the 4th cycle of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme. Outstanding African entrepreneurs who have start-ups or business ideas with the potential to grow are encouraged to apply.
Through this business development programme, TEF provide training, mentoring, funding and network access to catalyze growth in Africa’s most under valued resource- its entrepreneurs

Learn more

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Programme: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Are you an aspiring or experienced African business woman living in Africa or the Diaspora?

Can you dedicate 2 - 3 hours a week to business and leadership training over the course of the next year?

Would you relish the opportunity to grow your network within and outside Africa, expand your skills, strengthen your brand, and be mentored by a senior business professional?

Are you ready to apply the knowledge gained to boost your business’ growth in 2018?

Then the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative is for you!

Sponsored by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is a one-of-a-kind, 12-month training program that builds a pan-African community of women entrepreneurs and business owners and empowers them with the strategy, leadership and business management skills needed for growth and economic advancement.

This collaborative, applied learning and training program consists of:
  • Live instructional sessions led by world-class business and academic experts, delivered via video conference
  • Peer-led sessions focused on applying new learning, developing soft skills, learning from outside experts and other participants, and building a pan -African peer network
  • Course activities delivered through a highly interactive online learning platform that encourage individuals to immediately apply new knowledge and skills, and to collaborative with diverse teams
  • Mentoring and coaching from mid-career and senior business professionals throughout the duration of the program
  • Constructive feedback on assignments from instructors, mentors, teaching assistants, and peers
  • Leadership summits that provide in person training and networking opportunities, taking place twice during the program, in locations throughout Africa.
Beginning in April, AWEC will enroll 200 participants, with the goal of training a total of 3,000 women entrepreneurs by 2021.

What are you waiting for? Applications will be accepted from 31 January to 14 February. Follow the link below to be a part of this exciting learning opportunity.

Should you have any questions or require more details, reach out to

The Center for Global Enterprise, a nonprofit and nonpartisan research institute, is focused on developing insights that help current and future business leaders build resilient global enterprises. CGE designs and manages programs that enable individuals from around the world to have equal access to advanced business knowledge.

In the past two years, CGE has trained more than 500 African students, business professionals and entrepreneurs in skills critical to developing and managing 21st century businesses.