AFD Group is convinced that start-ups play an essential role in developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of developing and emerging countries. They have real potential in terms of job creation and impacts on Africa’s development.
It is for this reason that AFD and PROPARCO combine financing, resources and their expertise to support African entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial ecosystems.
If you are an entrepreneur looking for local investors, please contact directly our local partners.
AFD Group is an active long-term partner, combining financing and technical and strategic assistance.
In addition to assisting with general business needs, PROPARCO can also provide targeted support to address the main challenges encountered by start-ups when they scale up. This support mainly targets start-ups financed by AFD Group via PROPARCO & FISEA and addresses the following issues:
Consult the list below to see the local partner incubators and find out more about the services available (financing, mentoring, training, etc.)
Explore the map to discover some of the start-ups, venture capital funds and entrepreneurial structures that the AFD Group supports in Africa.
To find our venture capital fund and incubator partners closest to you, please select your location.
|wdt_ID||Name of partner||Partner type||Location||what financing/services are available ?||Eligible companies||Contact|
|1||ABAN||Business angels network||Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Algeria, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Uganda, South Africa, Mauritius, Tunisia, Ghana, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Botswana, Namibia, Gabon, Malawi, Gambia, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo||Seed financing, mentoring||Start-ups tech||https://abanangels.org/|
|2||Accion Quona Inclusion Fund||Venture capital Fund||Egypte, Kenya, Nigeria, Afrique du Nord||Financial services||Fintech startups and MSMEs||https://quona.com/|
|3||Accion Venture Labs||Private Equity Funds||South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, São Tomé and -Prince, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe||Early stage investment 200 - $500K||Fintech Startup||https://www.accion.org/how-we-work/invest/accion-venture-lab|
|4||Afkar||Incubator||Tunisia||Support, co-working spaces, networking, etc.||Start-ups||https://afkar.co/|
|5||AfriLabs||Incubator/Accelerator||Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire/ Ivory Coast, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Niger, Dijbouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Madagascar, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Lesotho, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Congo||Support, co-working spaces, networking, etc.||Start-ups tech||https://www.afrilabs.com/|
|6||Agence d'encadrement et de développement des PME||Non-bank financial institution||Senegal||Financing, support, networking, etc.||SMEs and startups||https://adepme.sn/|
|7||Arrawaj Foundation||Microfinance||Morocco||Financing solutions||SMEs and startup||https://www.fondation-arrawaj.ma/|
|8||Association Entrepreneurs & Développement||Private Equity Funds||Sénégal, Côte d'Ivoire/ Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Ghana||Seed financing, technical support||Start-ups tech||http://www.ietp.com/fr|
|9||Bond’innov||Incubator||France,Africa||Support, financing, co-working spaces, networking, etc.||Innovative start-ups/SMEs (health, biotechnology, environment, etc.)||https://www.bondinnov.com/|
|10||Carthage Business Angels (CBA)||Business angels network||Tunisia||Support, networking, etc.||Start-ups||http://www.cba.tn|
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