The project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development as part of the Union’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and is implemented in close cooperation with Berlin Partner along with the ever-growing support of other stakeholders.
We believe sustainable and inclusive transformation is best achieved through the power of community. We enable relationship-building among investors, startups, innovators, future makers, doers, entrepreneurs, and supporters through workshops, networking events, and delegation trips.
Sustainable because we aim at building relationships that last
Inclusive because we strive to develop a diverse ecosystem and overcome systemic resource gaps
Community because we are a network of interconnected ecosystems and actors
ABN is a collective platform that supports startups and SMEs in international expansion and overcoming the challenges of internationalization. The networking project builds bridges to connect entrepreneurship ecosystems in Berlin with four African focus countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. Through workshops, seminars, trade fair participation and delegation trips, ABN fosters economic cooperation and partnerships that provide a platform for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs across the focus areas.