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Thrive locally, grow globally

Who we are

BeEntrepreneurs creates opportunities for startups to thrive locally and grow globally.

BeEntrepreneurs is a social change organisation creating opportunities for young people to invest in startups to grow their business purpose and be part of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Operating mainly in developing countries, we aim to build a global innovation platform by providing critical entrepreneurial skills and connections to attract, influence and capitalise on the human capital and local talents. Our international team designs training, mentoring, and acceleration programs for startups in collaboration with local partners to tailor our programmes to different contexts.

Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the empowerment of new “glocal” business leaders, connecting different players and facilitating partnerships with the Italian innovation ecosystem.


To create a collaborative, multicultural and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem without barriers and borders.


To support and drive cutting edge social innovation in developing countries, creating opportunities for entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems to thrive locally, grow globally and contribute to generate self-sustaining virtuous circles.

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What we do

Our programmes provide startups with the necessary tools to grow their business and create a positive impact on the local industry.
Our approach is tailored to different contexts and it includes new venture methodologies such as: design thinking, business model innovation, lean startup, customer journey/discovery, blue ocean strategy and growth hacking.

Offering to local entrepreneurs skills and tools to execute their ventures and create the right conditions for local talents to prosper in the long run;

Nourishing local entrepreneurial ideas to bridge the knowledge gap in high potential ecosystems through a structured learning process and to generate opportunities encouraging entrepreneurial spirit to flourish;

Connecting local and international stakeholders (institutions, universities, accelerators, corporates, investors) and raising awareness on high impact initiatives

Our activities include

These two pillars underpin all our activities:
we strive to make a positive and lasting impression on the local industry;
we design and validate startups’ growth strategies and create an actionable roadmap for further development.

Business Planning

supporting entrepreneurs in the preparation of highly detailed financial models and company profiles for institutional investors.

Go To Market Strategies & Fundraising

connecting local entrepreneurs to a network of institutional investors and business angels.

Company Valuation

supporting entrepreneurs in drafting highly detailed financial models and best-in-class company profiles for institutional investors.

Impact amplification

offering strategic advisory during the early development stages.

On-site bootcamp and remote mentoring

startups can benefit from the on-site bootcamp with our coaches and remote sessions with mentors.

Ecosystem support

assessment and development, providing connections and networking opportunities with the local stakeholders to maximising growth and startups success chances.

Our work contributes to the following United Nations 2030 Sustainable Goals:

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Startup Africa Roadtrip

Startup Africa Roadtrip is our first initiative launched in 2017 to support and drive cutting edge social innovation in East Africa, creating opportunities for entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems to grow and contribute to generating self-sustaining virtuous circles. We do this by:

In 2022 we completed our first programme in Uganda and we are getting ready for the next edition in Rwanda.


Contact us for more info about our projects!

Ad oggi abbiamo percorso decine di migliaia di km 👣 con Startup Africa Roadtrip, un’iniziativa avventurosa e coinvolgente che è cresciuta fino a contare oltre 40 volontari.

Un impegno che ha portato a 9️⃣4️⃣8️⃣ startup analizzate, 8️⃣0️⃣ aziende accelerate e oltre $2️⃣ milioni raccolti dalle startup seguite e molto altro: insomma, siamo ancora piccoli ma facciamo già grandi cose!

Fino ad ora tutto questo è stato finanziato grazie all’impegno di ogni singolo volontario. Ma da quest’anno puoi sostenerci anche tu donando il tuo 5 x mille 🙏 per una cooperazione innovativa.

Inserisci il codice fiscale di BeEntrepreneurs APS nella tua dichiarazione dei redditi: 👉🏻 91430080373 👈🏻 Asante sana!

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