Ampion is an organization dedicated to supporting young Africans creating innovative start-ups that are driving social and economic impact in their local communities. We foster innovation in Africa through engagement with the public and private sector, building strategic collaborations to enable the tech ecosystem and all its players.
In the past six years, Ampion facilitated the foundation of more than 80 start-ups in 17 African countries in diverse fields such as healthcare, mobile, agriculture, water and renewable energy.
They are talking about us
“The Ampion program truly set the path for me towards my entrepreneurship journey. I gained the initial knowledge of how to run a business and access to a network of entrepreneurs from other countries that helped me develop my start-up, Accounteer.”
"The greatest part about the Ampion Venture Bus is the innovation it triggered - when you bring people together with the same passion, you create something unexpected and that’s exactly what Ampion did – created an enabling environment that stimulated innovation.”
“The Ampion Venture Bus was an unforgettable experience. Working together with people from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and build a product in 7 days was so unique. Most of the people I met on the Venture Bus in 2015 are still very good networks that I can still count on today.”
Our projects in Africa to amplify entrepreneurship
The Venture Bus travelled across 16 countries with a total of 500 aspiring entrepreneurs from 37 countries.
We designed the first health-tech startup accelerator with Merck in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa Code Week empowered 1.3 million youth with basic coding skills across 35 African countries.
We curated a match-making process with Impact Investors and Social Entrepreneurs.
I took part in the first acceleration program by Ampion. This is what gave me the courage to create my company. I now have 13 employees.