How it works


2000+ jobs since 2013

80% survival rate of startups
4+ new jobs per startup per year


100+ mentors & experts

2500+ hours pro-bono mentoring per year


200+ participants

10 startup camps in 4 cycles
participants from 10 countries


cross-cultural inspiration

open yourself to new perspectives and wider horizons

Our mentoring concept in a nutshell

  • 8-month innovative mentoring programme

  • 2 startup camps: one in Europe and one in Africa

  • 1 personal mentor visit

  • monthly calls with your mentor

  • monthly events involving local startup ecosystems: startup safaris, lounges and pitch-demos

  • collective sessions in sector-based groups: two entrepreneurs from Africa, one from Europe and your personal mentor

  • no equity taken

What makes our mentoring special



Unique startup camps

Two 4-day camps with 40+ fellows, mentors and experts

Startup camps are the most exciting part of the programme. Throughout these 4 days in one of the project countries you get to meet all fellows and mentors, take part in a number of innovative workshops, learn from the local startup ecosystem, get new perspectives and ideas, polish your pitch, and of course have a great time!


Inspiring workshops

entrepreneurs are guided and advised by mentors and experts

You will be assigned to a team of two entrepreneurs from your region and one from Europe. There will be one-on-one mentoring sessions with your mentor, and workshops with experts and other mentors. Beyond the mentoring within the teams, you will benefit from horizontal exchange between entrepreneurs.


Personal mentor visit

Mentors will travel to meet the startups locally

Between the two camps, mentors meet their fellows in their home countries for intensive coaching sessions. Mentors follow-up on the project plan established from the last camp and their monthly calls. This is an opportunity for the mentors to better understand how their fellows work in their own environment.



Amazing Mentors

Experienced business people and experts to help you to grow

You will benefit from regular interactions with successful entrepreneurs from the enpact network. Last year, 2,500 hours of pro bono coaching and consulting services of mentors and experts from the enpact network were provided. Discover our pool of mentors here. 

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Get in touch with Stefan:


Great community

Keep in touch with your peers and the international enpact community!

Upon completion of the programme, all fellows are invited to join our alumni network. It provides programme graduates access to monthly events and startup safaris, a variety of horizontal learning options, as well as vast B2B and B2C opportunities within a growing network of entrepreneurs. Additionally, alumni have the chance to become mentors in the enpact regional mentoring programme, thereby sharing and enhancing their own mentoring experiences.


Ongoing mentoring

Monthly calls with mentors & local meet-ups with fellows from your region

Fellows will connect monthly with their mentors via online calls to stay up-to-date with the latest progress and which challenges need to be to overcome. In addition, fellows will meet each other regularly during local meet-ups to discuss their business difficulties and find solutions together. We encourage fellows to engage, share and participate within the group and local startup ecosystem.

Structure of our mentoring approach


1. application phase

Usually about 400-500 applications per programme

It consists of three rounds over 3 months: Two application forms and one interview. 30 startups will be selected for each programme.

2. First Startup Camp

Four days in Berlin – the startup capital of Europe

An intense 4-day event with expert workshops, one-on-one mentor/fellow sessions, startup safaris and more.

3. Personal mentor visit

Mentors stay with you and your team for 3 days

Mentors will visit their fellows to see where they work and for intensive coaching sessions.

4. Second Startup Camp

Four days in our project countries in Africa

Another intense camp with expert workshops, one-on-one mentor/fellow sessions and more.

Choose your programme here!

West Africa landing page

Programme 1: West Africa + Europe

Programme 3: East Africa + Europe