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Got a great idea for a business in Africa? Join us on April 12!

Do you have a great idea for starting a business in Africa? Then join ‘Making Africa Work’ and come to the event on April 12th in Amsterdam. The program is open for business ideas dealing with Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda and Sierra Leone and helps you to develop your business idea into a business plan and find African partners. Business ideas can be submitted until the 18th of April to 

Interested? During the event Making Africa Work partners PUM and Africa in Motion will update you about the program, and you can join a crash-course in entrepreneurship. 

Location: Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam

Date: April 12th, 2017

Time: 13:30 - 18:00


Inspiration event: Making Africa Work

13:30 -14:00 Registration 

14:00 -14:15 Inspirational word of welcome by Marina Diboma (Netherlands-African Business Council) 

14:15-14:45 Overview of Making Africa Work by the Max Koffi. 

14:45 -15:15 How to finance your business? Options at a glance. 

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Simulation game. The first 4 months of your start-up. By Jan Jongbloed (PUM)

17:15-17:20 Closing remarks by Marina Diboma

17:20-18:30 Drinks and networking 



Max Koffi, Africa in Motion. 

'African youth should be able to develop skills and they need a perspecttive for a better future. Therefore they need knowledge and skills. Both of them can be found in The Netherlands. I am appealing for a structural change in the relationship between The Netherlands and Africa. The new relationship should both comprise of the expectations of the Dutch partners, as well as the hopes of the Africans to make a historical leap towards economic empowerment and wealth. Join me to write this new page of history together!'  

Marina Diboma, Netherlands-African Business Council. 

As Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation at NABC, Marina is passionate about building bridges between people and organizations. She has eight years of international experience in trade and investment promotion between the Netherlands and African countries, specializing in private sector and business development. By utilizing her strong diplomacy, and negotiations skills with her understanding of the Dutch and “African” cultures, she has opened doors to several African countries for the Dutch private sector, and vice versa.
Jan Jongbloed, PUM 
 Jan Jongbloed has been an entrepreneur since 1986. He sold his first company in 1990. Mr Jongbloed holds a doctorate in biochemistry and celbiology. He was the CEEO of an accountancy-consultancy between 1990 and 1999, when he sold it to Deloitte and Touche. Mr Jongbloed has been a social entrepreneur since the year 2000, and has served as a guest lecturere on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Event details

Inspiration event: Making Africa Work
From April 12, 2017
Till April 12, 2017
NABC events
Amsterdam, Netherlands