“Funding Your Business in Africa – Today´s financing opportunities”
June 8th, 2023 in Copenhagen  


09.45 AM: Registration

10.00 AM: Welcome + Introduction to EIFO
Senior Vice President, Global Export Opportunities, Mr. Jakob Pilegaard Hansen, EIFO

10.20 AM: Welcome + Introduction to AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®

How to scale your business with public funding   

10.45 AM: Investment Director, Mr. Anders Frigaard, IFU

11.15 AM: Company case 1: FLSmidth – Financing the Green transition of the cement industry in Africa
/Head of Project & Export Finance, Ms. Tine Bremerholm Kokfelt   

11.45 AM: Company case 2: Jamii One

/ CEO, Founder, Ms. Charlotte Rønje 

12.15 PM: Company case 3: Alumichem
/CEO, Mr. Jens Husted Kjaer 

12.45: Lunch & networking 

1.15 PM: Company case 4: Motorhino  

/CEO, Mr. Jakob Munksgaard Andersen

1.45 PM: Coffee break & networking 

2.15 PM: Company case 5: Danish Kumva Insights (live from Rwanda) 
/Co-Founder & COO, Mr. Kennet Christensen 

2.45: Sum up 

3.00 PM: Networking and buzzing. There will be served beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.


In cooperation with

“We believe Nordic companies can make a significant difference in Africa”



Venue, Sign up and Price

Participants fee:


EURO 350,00 (ex. VAT) pr. person

(Participants fee will be deducted in an afterwards membership of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® participate free of charge).



EIFO Nordhavn
Lautrupsgade 11
2100 Copenhagen 

Funding Your Business in Africa – scaling up your business!

In particular post pandemic we have seen an increase in the various funding opportunities for commercial businesses and private public partnerships in Africa. 

Many Nordic companies offer capabilities, products and solutions fit for any industry in Africa. As such, the business potential in in all sectors in Africa is huge. At this seminar, we explore this potential as well as showcasing how some of the most innovative companies have obtain external funding for their businiess operations in Africa. 


At this seminar, we

  • Showcase innovative and sustainable Nordic businesses, operating across Africa, and dig into their strategies, business models and external funding. 

  • Provide a forum for connecting with like minded companies or potential collaborators, regardless of where you are on your path to doing business in Africa.

  • Offer all participants an opportunity to meet representatives from the African diplomatic corps in the Nordics.


Participants are encouraged to share their practical experiences and ideas. Presentations are followed by Q&As and exchanges. Also, during the seminar, we ensure breaks for networking and discussion. Snacks, water, coffee and tea are available throughout the day. A light meal is provided as well at the seminar.

Sign up:

Director, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®, Ms. Charlotte Gloerfelt-Tarp: