AMPION is an organization fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging markets. We believe in the power of technology to change the world for the better. With bases in Berlin and supporters across the globe, we empower entrepreneurial talents, help build strong ecosystems for innovation & private sector growth, and put dynamic emerging markets on the map. Ampion is the winner of the “Global Innovation Ecosystem Award 2015” as well as the “Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2014”.
At the core of our activities is the AMPION Venture Bus and Fellowship, an innovation bootcamp followed by an incubation programme. It brings together local and international talents, designers and coders to build innovative startup solutions solving local problems. During seven days, they source innovation from the ground, build teams, conceive and launch technology based prototypes. The most promising ventures join the six months incubation programme.
In the past three years we have successfully run our activities in four regions across Africa covering 15 different countries and developed more than 80 startups. Currently, we are setting out the strategy for 2016 and beyond. We will bring the Venture Bus and Fellowship to more countries across the world and strengthen the support for the best startups to have a bigger impact.