My African Start-up organized on 26 may in the House of the company to the Plateau (Abidjan), allowed withholding ten winners. The winner, Angel Emmanuelle Effi, is one of the winning candidates in the competition of the CGECI Academy 2015.
Initiated by Christian KAMAYOU, in partnership with the General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), these first annual meeting start-ups African through annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Abidjan was held on 26thand 27thMay 2015. It allowed the winners to see their projects accepted by African financial partners and investors and the diaspora.
During the first day of May 26, CEO of CGECI, Lakoun OUATTARA encouraged the initiative whose objective is to encourage youth entrepreneurship. « The solution to the problem of unemployment is entrepreneurship and the CGECI is working on the promotion of start-ups, » he added.
The second day, held at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan has allowed 10 startups including two award-winning contest CGECI Academy 2015 Business Plan Competition (BPC). Angel Emmanuelle Effi and Francis Yapobi received a follow-up for the implementation of their project.
The winner of the 2015 edition, Angel Emmanuelle EFFI, won the hearts of jurors for his Crown SAV project ‘ IN which is an alternative savings and financing of micro-income households for relatively low from its units or account mobile money. She won a stay in Europe offered by AIR France – KLM on a scholarship to study with an accompaniment of HEC Paris (France) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) of Switzerland. Also, it will benefit from the support of various partners (the Agency of communication and public relations 35 ° north, the American law firm ORRICK) and many others, including lots and tools of MTN (phone IPhone 6 and Internet access) and access to the Blizzard of Microsoft program.
Partners such as Air France – KLM had to support this initiative to facilitate movement towards Abidjan from several young African entrepreneurs, with the help of its airline partners.
In another partnership, My African Start Up received the prestigious Ecole PolytechniqueFédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) free courses online, related to entrepreneurship for all African startups. My African Start Up is based on two separate devices to accompany the African entrepreneurs. The first, lasting in the time, takes the form of an online platform devoted to startups in Africa (www.myafricanstartup.com).
This platform offers at listed start-ups digital visibility with media partners, the general public and potential investors. It also enables them to Exchange online with their counterparts. The second mechanism comes in the form of an annual goodwill between the main African capitals.
Edition 2015 this ‘caravan of entrepreneurship », is focused on four themes: the testimony of African entrepreneurs to success, mistakes to avoid, African entrepreneurial ecosystem and financing of initiation of its activity.