Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch
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. This will be implemented on a pilot basis with Rwanda and especially with the University of Rwanda in Kigali as a cooperation partner of ZIFET.
The objective of the bridgehead in Rwanda is to promote business start-ups from the field of science together with the University of Rwanda (Incubation) and especially to sensitize, motivate, advise and support (Attraction) for the possibility of founding a business in Germany, if necessary by means of an EXIST-founder's-scholarship.
The objective of the bridgehead in Germany is to sensitize scientific start-ups in Germany for the potential market entry in Africa (Sensitization) and to provide relevant information and contacts (Arbritation).
The objective of the bridge between Germany and Rwanda is to contribute to a foundation-related business interaction of start-up teams (Exchange) between both countries with their respective start-up ecosystems, which also includes the economic relation (Connection) between start-ups from both countries as well as between small and medium-sized companies and start-ups.