Program

A web and media platform for support structures

Africinnov.com is a professional network of entrepreneurship support structures in Africa, composed of a media space, a mapping of the structures, a qualified directory of incubators, information on the ecosystems, etc.

A ressource centre for entrepreneurship support

With various level of access, this collaborative ``tool box`` for incubators provides them with useful ressources to facilitate their daily work.

A monitoring tool to follow up on incubated startups

Supporting project leaders requires a careful organisation on the long term. The Afric'innov management software is a complete monitoring tool for business incubation.

Training programs for teams in charge of supporting entrepreneurs

Professionalizing these structures supporting entrepreneurship requires of the teams in charge of assisting entrepreneurs to increase their skills. Therefore, the program will organize face-to-face training courses, and/or via MOOCs.

Seed funds to support startups

Interest-free loans are designed to fund high potential and local jobs-creating startups, without taking equity. These loans intend to leverage other financial backers.

Labellisation process for support structures

The Afric'innov label will enable start-ups and investors to identify and valorise structures who work efficiently to support innovative entrepreneurship within African ecosystems.

Governance and Partners

Steering comitee

The program is managed by a steering comitee which ensures the good processing of operations. It is the decisions taking organ of the program. It gathers twice a year, to validate strategic orientations and different actions taken in the context of the program.

Agence Française de Développement
Financial partner

Main funder of the program (1.7 million euros), the French Development Agency (AFD) is a public institution at the heart of the French cooperation policy. It has been fighting against poverty and promoting development of southern countries for the last seventy years. It also supports economic and social dynamism overseas.

Agence Française de Développement
Financial partner
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Technical Partner

Financial and technical partner of the program regarding the training sessions and labelling system, the International Organization of the Francophone (OIF) brings to life active solidarity between states and the governments that compose them. As a worldwide citizen, the OIF is aware of the common destiny, opportunities and universal values that come from sharing the French language.

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Technical Partner
Bond' innov
Founding Consortium

Contributor and beta tester, Bondinnov is a member of the founding consortium. Incubator of innovative projects with high economic and social impact, it accompanies projects in France and in southern countries, in particular projects in the fields of health/biotechnologies, environment, and social economy.

Bond' innov
Founding Consortium
CIPMEN
Founding Consortium

The Incubator Centre For SMEs in Niger (CIPMEN) is a member of the founding consortium. Contributor and beta tester, it actively participates in building the program. CIPMEN was launched as a public-private partnership, with the aim of supporting startups in the sectors of ICTs, renewable energies, agribusiness; as well as start-ups going through the steps of creation, development and growth.

CIPMEN
Founding Consortium
CTIC
Founding Consortium

CTIC Dakar is a member of the founding consortium. Contributor and beta tester, it actively participates in building the program. CTIC Dakar is the first business incubator and accelerator dedicated to ICT entrepreneurship in West Africa. This non-profit organisation was launched in april 2011, spurred by the Senegalese private sector, eager to boost the ICT sector and to accelerate the most innovative companies' growth.

CTIC
Founding Consortium
IRD
Partner member

The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) is a French research organism, original and unique in the European sector of research for development. Its activities of research, education, and innovation aim at contributing to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries.

IRD
Partner member
Orange
Partner member

Orange is a French telecommunications company. The firm supports and accompanies the digital transformation of the world. With the ambition of being the operator of the internet age that acts for economic, social and environmental progress, the group is building a CSR and Sustainable Development commitment to corporate citizenship around three major issues: trust, progress and environment.

Orange
Partner member
AfricaFrance
Partner member

The association ``AfricaFrance for a shared growth`` was decided at the Elysée summit on the 6th and 7th of December 2013, gathering the French and African Heads of State. It aims at strengthening relations on a partnership basis between companies in France and in Africa, for sustainable and inclusive growth.

AfricaFrance
Partner member
La Fabrique
New member

La Fabrique will join the governance of the program in October 2017.
It is an incubator entirely dedicated to supporting social and responsible companies in West Africa. Accompaniment, co-working, consulting and training bring to life the greatest ambitions!

La Fabrique
New member
Etrilabs
New member

Etrilabs/TekXL will join the governance of the program from October 2017
EtriLabs/TekXL helps developers, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, businesses and governments create and/or use innovative technology solutions.

Etrilabs
New member

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