In response to the great success of the event in 2017, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will join together with the German–African Business Association (Afrika-Verein), the global network of German chambers of commerce and the ‘’ women entrepreneurs network to host the 2018 Start-up Night! Africa on 20 March 2018. It will bring together entrepreneurs from Africa’s digital sector, German start-ups and established companies. At the , entrepreneurs from Africa can present new, innovative solutions that have the potential to be brought to market in G2018ermany. German start-ups are also given the opportunity to present their digital business ideas aimed at the African market.
The 2018 Start-up Night! Africa forms part of the Pro! Africa initiative launched by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries.