Empowering the digital economy through training, networking, and incubation.
DigiTalents is a 12-month program providing business and technical training for 50 young digital talents in Tanzania and 3 months of incubation for 10 freelancers and 10 entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas.
Across Tanzania, entrepreneurship ecosystems are filled with youth who are eager to grow and harness their digital talents. However, there is a clear gap in technical and business education, as well as access to finance and client networks, which hinder the professional growth of digital talents.
The DigiTalents programme bridges this gap through business and technical training, as well as a Playbook that can be used by organizations across Africa for replicating digital skills training programmes.
In order to support the further development of digital talent, the DigiTalents Playbook was created and open sourced to be used by Entrepreneurship Support Organizations across Africa. We conducted primary research, workshops, and surveys across five zones and regions in Tanzania. The findings, as well as actionable suggestions are all summarized in the Playbook.
Who is it for?
- Youth that are passionate about working in the digital space.
- Young talent working with digital services as freelancers or as a business, or aspiring to set up a digital business up in the next 12 months.
- Young professionals based in Arusha, Tanzania.
Develop specific digital skills to add value in the digital economy (web development, graphic design & content creation)
Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Cultivate your skills as a leader and build a realistic plan to turn your idea into a profitable business.
Officially register your business or freelance practice.
Access new growth and networking opportunities
Build a killer freelancing portfolio and start earning income as a freelancer.
Incubation at WSH Arusha
Workspace and coaching at the startup hub for 20 participants.
Young Talents Trained
Freelancers & Startups Incubated
New Businesses Registered
Freelancers Hired on Freelance Platforms
We sincerely thank the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for their vital support in empowering Westerwelle Startup Haus Arusha through the programme to drive digitalization and youth employment in the gig-economy.