By Alice DUSABIMANA
They are the source of new jobs, new products, and new services. They drive innovation and create wealth. Startups are riskier than established businesses, but they also have the potential to generate higher returns. That's why venture capitalists and other investors are willing to put money into startups. Starting a new business can be overwhelming, but a startup consultant can provide guidance on how to navigate the process.
“Last week, we graduated about 40 consultants from different parts of Africa who had enrolled in our 3-month Germany-Africa Startup Consultant certification course. The past 3 months have been rigorous for them, and we are so proud of their progress! We can boldly say that we have ready consultants who can professionally accompany startups from Africa to establish themselves in Germany. We wish them all the best and a huge congratulations! ?.” Said StArfrica - Startup Germany-Africa.
GERMANY-AFRICA STARTUP CONSULTANT
“Feeling thankful and ready to serve. It's very important Program and opportunity. Particularly, it’s my big pleasure and achievement, to be among them. About 40 consultants from different parts of Africa. Graduated and Prepared consultant who can professionally accompany startups from Africa to establish themselves in Germany. Thanks a lot, to German and Rwanda. Startup Consultant Certification program by StArfrica and The University of Koblenz (Koblenz-Germany), through The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany.” Said Ms. Diane Mushimiyimana, Certified Germany-Africa Startup Consultant, Rwanda.
They can help entrepreneurs identify their goals, create a roadmap for success, and stay on track. A consultant can also provide feedback on ideas and help entrepreneurs make informed decisions. Management consulting for startups gives founders and their teams information to solve problems and use resources wisely. It shapes the startup's processes and business model to create value for the startup.
In the terms of the formation of a continental bridge it is the mission of StArfrica - Startup Germany-Africa to increase the attractiveness of Germany - especially as a country of business start-ups from the scientific community - for African start-ups and to sensitize and facilitate the market entry of German start-ups in Africa, but if necessary also for the market entry of small and medium-sized companies in Africa.
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) is committed to the "StArfrica - Startup Germany-Africa" project for a start-up-related continental bridge between Germany and Africa. The primary goal of the project is to expand the start-up support from science for mutual benefit as a pilot project between the University of Rwanda in Kigali and the ZIFET of the University of Koblenz. After the successful pilot project in Rwanda, the project is now being expanded to Ghana and Tanzania and is opening up to other African universities.