---Morocco | Mauritania | Sénégal | The Gambia | Guinée Bissau | Guinée | Sierra Leone | Liberia | Côte d'Ivoire | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Nigeria | Cameroun | Gabon | Congo | D.R. Congo | Angola | Namibia | South Africa

Germany – South Afrika. Discovering Ideas.

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The last preparations... A quick way through Europe About Moroccan nights and American fast-food chains The first Ideas made in Africa Interviews, city tours and an atmosphere of departure In ten days through the Sahara. A chronicle. Arriving Subsaharan Africa From Senegal through Gambia to Guinea Bissau An adventurous travel from Bissau to Freetown Freetown - loud, chaotic and incredibly sympathetic 4 days in Liberia - hosted by friends Searching for the lost package Fruit juices, bamboo bicycles and cow investments About border chaos, 3D printers and used water bags Lagos, the city of extremes About the victory over the Dragon in Yaoundé

We are three students at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and in January 2014 will start the project „Ideas made in Africa“. Driving from Germany to South Africa by car we follow the goal to gain insight into the African Start-up ecosystem and learn all about entrepreneurship in Africa. Which business models currently are successful in Africa? How does the process of product development take place considering different markets and cultures? What can we learn from the African mentality?

With a Mitsubishi L300 4WD bus we will cover about 20.000 kilometers on our way from Germany to South Africa. After crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, the scheduled route leads through the northern African states Morocco and Mauretania. If possible the journey continues along the Atlantic coast until Nigeria. During the last part of the tour, we will cross Angola and Namibia, and finish with a stay in South Africa. Of course spontaneous changes of the route might happen.

The journey’s experiences and discoveries are going to be analyzed and reviewed within a master thesis subsequent to our return. In this matter we are being supported by the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation as well as the Institute of Product Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

With this Blog and of course our Facebook page we want to provide everyone interested with all information regarding our journey by means of Photos, Videos and Interviews. Of course we also look forward to receiving feedback, questions or suggestions!

Also we offer a variety of sponsoring opportunities. If you are interested, we’ll be happy to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “Germany – South Afrika. Discovering Ideas.

  1. Sabine Härle

    hallo philipp and Friends, wir verfolgen natürlich ganz gespannt euren Blog, jetzt habt Ihr es ja wohl in den Senegal geschafft – congratulations! Heute haben Steffi und ich gesagt, dass wir früher wenigstens in fremden Ländern vor unseren Eltern sicher waren – verdammt lang her …. Wir wünschen euch ein Super Treffen in Dakkar und schreibt weiter fleißig! liebe Grüße die Härles

  2. Juliet Laverley

    Philip Max and Martin – This is an wonderful way to get to know Africa, and understand what is works and why.

    Thanks you for reaching out to Parene.

    Best of luck.


  3. Mirko&Nicole

    Hallo ihr 3,

    wir haben Euch vor einem namibianischen Shop angetroffen und sind jetzt auf Eurer Seite.
    Wir hoffen Euer Mobiles ” Fahrgefährt ” hält auch die letzten Kilometer
    noch gut durch. Für uns beide heißt es morgen wieder früh aufstehen und
    schaffen gehen.

    Überlegt es Euch nochmal … mit dem Bilder- Vortrag —> wir 2 wären dabei :-))) !!!
    Grüße aus Fellbach M&N

  4. Lena Diekhans

    Wow, unglaublich spannend euer Blog! Respekt vor den 20.000km!!! ihr seit echt verrückt!

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