Initiate! is at the beating heart of innovation and the very essence of Enlit Africa. With the Energy sector transforming, comes the opportunity for the next generation tech and young talent to play a major role in facilitating innovation and change.
Initiate! spotlights next-gen talent, empowers start-ups, scale-ups and other entrepreneurs, and brings them together with established industry practitioners to help take the industry forward.
Launched in 2019, Initiate brings together innovators and disruptors, students, young professionals, corporate executives, public sector innovators and investors from around the world, with the aim of supporting the all-important innovation ecosystem and celebrating champions of entrepreneurship. In 2023 Initiate! will witness the best in disruptive tech projects battle it out on the Pitch Stage to be recognised by industry leaders as an innovative and game changing early stage project opportunity.
Our purpose is to foster innovation by empowering and connecting the next generation of tech and talent. Industry thrives only when it embraces disruption.
Initiate increased my network with working professionals and strong MSc and PhD students.
Initiate is a great opportunity for learning and connecting with power and energy leaders from across the globe.
Initiate served as the perfect platform for collaborative and multidisciplinary design for real world problems surrounding water and energy.
During the first Initiate! Impact Challenge to take place at African, in Cape Town in May, a team of students from Starthmore University in Nairobi, Kenya won ZAR 20,000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, “Uber(ising)”
I would recommend this to any student at whatever level their education. There are lots of ideas out there, and what I have learnt is that the owners of these ideas only require an opportunity to explore them. Initiate is the opportunity they need
I would recommend Initiate because this initiative gives you the opportunity to link up with other like-minded scholars in Africa and design solutions that will take Africa to the next level
Initiate was an amazing experience! Initiate exposes you to a network with like-minded students and industry partners.
Everyone has the power to play a role in the energy transition. Paramount to making a sustainable impact, are the social, economic and cultural drivers that facilitate a change in mind-set. Diversity is our strength and that’s exactly why we encourage everyone to step up and contribute to Initiate!
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