Kumbirai Chipadza has been nominated for the Best African Business/Entrepreneur in Germany Award at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards for 2022.
Organised by the AFRONEWS (afronews.de), the newspaper for Africans in Germany, the African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany.
They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.
The Awards recognise the good work done by African organisations/associations and businesses to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany, promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries.
Kumbirai Chipadza is the founder and CEO DeutshConnect. He is a Zimbabwean based in Germany with a passion for connecting Africans with Germans.
His mission involves fostering an eco-friendly, sustainable and fair business ecosystem between Africa and Germany using innovative technologies and empowering young people and women.
After arriving in Germany as a refugee in 2016, Kumbirai found himself having to start from zero. But a passion for Entrepreneurship born out of 10-year experience in the African business ecosystem drove him to continue by enrolling in the leetHub Refugee Entrepreneurship program and later Berlin Start Up School.
After watching the opportunities presented to start-ups and entrepreneurs in Germany as well as the Marshall Plan for Africa by German government (2017) which involves a new partnership for development, peace and a better future, Kumbirai founded DeutschConnect to provide information, knowledge sharing and consultancy to both the African and German end and create sustainable businesses, investments and partnerships which are fair and equitable.
At DeutschConnect they also offer partnerships with Africans seeking business opportunities in Germany.
Kumbirai was chosen as one of the 40 African and German young business leaders to accelerate economic cooperation between Africa and Germany through the #AGYLE21 Program by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
He signed deals for sole distribution in Africa with Liquisto to create market linkages in Africa for German Industrial equipment and machinery and with Chainmaker for German anti snoring devices.