Tag: Entrepreneurship in Africa

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Orange has launched a call for applications for the 5th edition of Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneur in Africa. This initiative aims at encouraging start-up projects making innovation serve the acceleration of development of the African continent. The Prize rewards three projects with grants for 25 000, 15 000 and 10 000 Euros as well as ...
Six (6) candidates over a total of 430 young people were rewarded for the Business Plan competition (Bpc) within the framework of the 4th edition of CGECI-Academy. This support comes from the Companies general confederacy of Ivory Coast (Cgeci). The various candidates presented projects in touch wit ...
ABC Innovation, the innovation pole of African Business Club launches the 7th edition of the competition on entrepreneurship. The initiative placed under the theme "Set a vision, Build a project, Create opportunities", aims at promoting entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa or towards Africa. The candidates for the edition 2015 of the ABC In ...
In order to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, a conference on start-ups and entrepreneurial innovation will be held from 26th to 27th May 2015 in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan. The meeting is organized by MyAfricanStartUp with the support of the African Development Bank (ADB). According to Christian Kamayou (photo), "MyAfricanSt ...
The registrations for the edition 2015 of the Anzisha prize continue until 15th April 2015. The competition detects and rewards the young entrepreneurs, hopes of Africa. Eventually, 12 finalists will share 75000 US dollars. The Anzisha Prize is a continental large-scale competition open to the young entrepreneurs from 15 to 22 years old who ...
The prize-winners of the first edition of the international program of social investment by the Shell oil group (national version of Shell Livewire) were rewarded on 26th February 2015 in Libreville. The initiative aims at encouraging the Gabonese youth to be more interested in the entrepreneurship. The funds assigned to the beneficiaries of ...
The edition 2014 of Africa SME Champions came to an end last Friday in Dakar (Senegal) with the adoption of a road map for the improvement of the coming editions. The meeting that aims to be a reflection framework on of SME financing questions got the participation of 300 SME and about hundred African economic and political decision-makers. ...
The fifth annual edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held from 19th to 21st November 2014 in Marrakesh (Morocco). Placed under the theme "Using the power of technology in favor of innovation and of entrepreneurship", the summit is organized for the first time in Africa. About 3000 entrepreneurs, heads of States and governme ...
In prelude to Global Business Week celebration, Global Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire launched a competition of article towards journalists, students and population of Ivory Coast. According to a communiqué published by the organizers of the competition, the project aims at promoting emergence of an entrepreneurial culture in Ivory Coast. ...
Karim Sy, the young boss of Jokkolabs extends his network to Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and to Casablanca (Morocco). The Franco-libano-malien established partnership with Technopark of Casablanca and Inova IT company respectively in Morocco and in Ivory Coast. The installation of two new antennas will be effective next November during the World Entr ...
Small entrepreneurs of Zambia have just benefited from an important financing. This thanks to 1,5 million dollar loan from the African Development Bank (ADB) to the Zambian government in order to support micro-projects. "This loan was paid out within the framework of the program of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Africa", unde ...
The president of Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo proceeded a few hours ago to the launching of the "Grand Prix of excellence" organized in partnership with the Junior Achievement local subsidiary. The Prize is opened to the accomplished entrepreneurs and to the young project leaders. It is divided in categories "Action" and "Hope". Junior Achiev ...
In preparation for the XVth summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) that will be held on 30th and 31st November 2014 in Dakar (Senegal), an international meeting called "Young peole in the Francophonie: facing the future" is planned on 9th and 10th September the Senegalese capital town. The Forum will include the youn ...
The program "Financial Independence Summer Camp" (TREASURY) is a new initiative that offers the possibility to African young people, the keys of entrepreneurship in a world where the employment market becomes more and more saturated.   Set up on the basis of a tripartite partnership between the embassies of Benin, Togo and the United ...
After Washington, Istanbul, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, the 5th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held from the coming 20th to 21st November in Marrakesh, Morocco, announced on Tuesday in Washington, the American President, Barack Obama during his speech in front of the "US Africa Business Forum", in the presence of more than African 40 ...
"Nappys de babi" is organizing on 16th August in Abidjan, a festival called Crépu d’Ebène. Placed under the theme "natural welfare", this meeting with professionals of beauty care will be the opportunity for the Ivory Coast women to learn natural techniques of taking care of their skins and hair.   Several activities are planned for ...
"As an Afro-American woman, the blood of Africa flows in my veins and the future of this continent is very important for me", declared basically Michelle Obama on Wednesday.   The First Lady of the United States of America made this declaration in a moving speech in front of the future 500 African leaders of the YALI program (Young A ...
Princess Megny Gillette Leuwat is declared winner of the GIFA D’OR 2014 in the category "Innovation". This prize rewards the African initiatives in the field of entrepreneurship. The distinction was awarded to the prize-winner by the International Grouping of African Women during the celebration of the 52nd edition of the African Women day on 1 ...
Ivory Coast Minister of Interior and of safety, Hamed Bakayoko very present on social networks has just launched a competition for the young Ivory Coast entrepreneurs. Until 31st July, candidates should apply on-line on a platform dedicated to that purpose. In the end, 10 projects will be selected and will benefit "from a special support". Here ...
Within the framework of the 3rd edition of the New York Forum Africa, the Junior Achievement association launched the "Grand Prix of excellence" for promoting the creation and economic innovation. So, under the leadership of the Gabonese Head of State, the local subsidiary of "Junior Achievement Worldwide" will reward, in December 2014, the ...
He was one of the main participants and presenters of New York Forum Africa that took place a few weeks ago in Libreville. JX Paulin is a French-Togolese entrepreneur who has settled down in China since about twenty years already. Being successful as entrepreneur and having acquired a robust experience, he is now trying to settle down in Africa ...
In its publication of Thursday, 19th June 2014 of the Middle East edition, the American magazine, Forbes classified Attijariwafa Bank as "the first Moroccan company in the Arab world". The ranking that took into account the 500 largest companies of the Arab world, was realized by estimating a ratio including market values, incomes, profits a ...
Among actors that distinguished themselves by their socio-educational actions in favor of their community, we can notice companies as the Sekkat foundation, Attijariwafa Bank, Cooper Pharma and Lesieur-Cristal as well as the architect designer Zhor Jaidi. These structures were rewarded last 26th June in Casablanca, Morocco by Rotary Club Cas ...
For two years, the AfricAngels association has been rewarding the talents that dare to create, to innovate and to progress. And it is with the collaboration of Black Roses Network and the Mazars Group. This year, the merit comes to the Togolese of the Diaspora, Didier Acouetey, chairman of the AfricSearch group, a cabinet specialized in the ...
Student at the tourism school of Girona, Mohamed El Amrani can be proud of his capacity to find solutions adapted to big problems. And his exploit made echo beyond the borders of his native country, Morocco. The young Moroccan has just been rewarded by the new king of Spain, Felipe II who awarded to him on Thursday the "Prince of Girona F ...
Through e-readers, it is henceforth possible to have access to the digital book in Africa and at the modest price of 650 FCFA. This, thanks to the application "Quick Do", developed by the French-Cameroonian, Dominique Buendé. Rewarded in 2013 through the "Orange Social Prize" for the same innovation, the developer has just been rewarded a ...
They are five young visionaries to have impressed the Royal Society, the institution of London for science promotion, within the framework of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2014. They are Neeti Kailas, 29 years old (India), Olivier Nsengimana, age 30 years old (Rwanda), Francesco Sauro, 29 years old (Italy), Arthur Zang, 26 years old (Camer ...
When fashion gets involved in health, it results in FAMS (African Festival of Fashion-Health), a concept imagined by Sylvia DOSSEY-ANYRON, manageress of the showroom "Lys & Lee Création", and who is going to exclusively dedicate herself to patients’ life in hospitals. The festival that is for its first edition was effectively launched on ...
It is fabulous! The Moroccan start-ups that showed innovation in the new technologies domain will be rewarded on Thursday, 19th June by the American giant, Google. The initiative came from the Mundiapolis University, the carrier of the project "Morocco Innovation Prize". Innovation and technological development is essential stakes in the ...
Alain Foka belongs to the list of the most influential African French-speaking journalists of the World. Committed to the regeneration of the history of Africa, he is the author of the famous sentence "No one is allowed to erase a page from the history of a nation, for a nation without history is a world without Soul", that begins any number of ...
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