A web and media platform for support structures 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.


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

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
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

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
World Bank

World Bank

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.


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.


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.



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