Tanzania, Swiss students on startups exchange programme
- During the event, selected Tanzanian startups, including Afropavo and Bizzyn (fintech), Neurotech (IOT), Niajiri Platform (HRT), and Tayari (restaurant tech), presented their ideas.
Dar es Salaam. Students pursuing master’s degrees at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern in Switzerland have attended workshops organized by the Tanzania Startup Association (TSA) in exchange programmes.
During the event, selected Tanzanian startups, including Afropavo and Bizzyn (fintech), Neurotech (IOT), Niajiri Platform (HRT), and Tayari (restaurant tech), presented their ideas.
The subjects ranged from financial management, the deployment of cost-effective technologies, and customer acquisition strategies, all of which are important in changing the technological environment.
A diplomatic attaché at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania, Mr. Léo Benmenni, said that after working online on specific issues raised by Tanzanian firms, “Swiss students could present their ideas towards the provision of solutions and exchanging with others.”
TSA chief executive officer Zahoro Muhaji said the workshop aimed at fostering innovative exchanges between students from the two countries.
“As a result, the embassy has collaborated with TSA in designing a concerted approach to increasing peer-to-peer exchanges,” he said.
He said such programs were ongoing and that TSA was working with different countries, such as South Korea.
A Swiss student, Mr Pascal Amache, said it was a unique moment: “We had an opportunity to learn from each other, and this is all what international exchanges are about.”
The students stand in a better position to benefit from the sound knowledge of business management and technology acquired not only in universities but also through professional experiences.