Energy Camp East Africa

Energy Camp East Africa

May – June 2021

Do you have a mature product or business idea and/or a first prototype for the East African decentralized renewable energy sector?

Then you are right at the Energy Camp East Africa!

Applications are no longer open for the Energy Camp in May/June 2021. The application period ended on 15.04.2021.

A total of 46 startups applied, from which we will now select five to participate in the Energy Camp.

More on that here shortly…

Individuals and teams from East Africa who are in the (pre-)start-up phase with their mature idea or whose company was founded no longer than five years ago can apply.

Program benefits

If you are selected to participate in the Energy Camp:

  • you receive an individual coaching by experienced entrepreneurs. This is how you develop your business idea and your business plan.
  • participate in the workshop in Kampala. Here your concept is once again critically questioned by the other startups and experts. This gives you valuable insights into how your business idea can become a success.
  • you take part in the final Startup|Energy Award. The winner will receive a prize of 5,000 euros for the further development of his product.
  • you will be given the opportunity to participate in the Energy Camp Freiburg.
  • we will connect you with partners from the Startup|Energy community: investors, partner companies, accelerators.

Terms and conditions

All applications must meet the following criteria:

Business activity

Your startup must operate in one of these areas of decentralized renewable energy supply:

  • Production from renewable energy sources
  • Smart Living, for example energy for health, education, water, sanitation, consumption, mobility, agriculture
  • Energy-efficient products and services
  • Financing solutions
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Storage systems
  • Energy distribution
  • Measuring and control systems

Business region

Your startup must be registered in the East African Communtiy (EAC) or be in the pre-establishment phase.

The countries of the EAC are:

  • Burundi
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

You must intend to start your work first in the EAC countries.

Other requirements

Your startup must have an existing product that is less than 5 years old.

You must have already completed a pilot project or won first pilot customers.

To date, you have received less than 500k euros from non-African investors.

Any questions?
Just check out the FAQ. There you will find a lot more information. Or write us an e-mail:


1 March 2021
Start of the application phase

15 April 2021
Closing date for applications

May / June 2021
Individual coaching sessions

22 – 24 June 2021
Workshop Kampala

Supporting membership

As a company or organisation, would you like to support young energy start-ups in Africa? Then become a supporting member for 1,000 euros per year! More information here | To the membership application.


Main sponsor


Network Partners