DAUST

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Sidy Ndao
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Dakar American University of Science and Technology (DAUST) is a private higher education institution offering a 4-year engineering program, masterclasses dedicated to professionals in the sector and a "prep" program with international opportunities. The specialties taught are chemistry and biomolecules, civil and environmental engineering, electronic and computer engineering and finally mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

DAUST was founded by Sidy NDAO, a 38-year-old Senegalese born and raised in Dakar before going to continue his studies in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and a post-doc from MIT, he is an engineer specialized in mechanics and robotics. He returned to Senegal in 2009 to engage in the promotion of STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in Africa. 

I&P' CONTRIBUTION

DAUST benefits from support through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program dedicated to education and employment (IP2E). The funding and support will enable the university to increase its hosting capacity while attracting an international clientele.

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

  • Increase its hosting capacity by 115%
  • Move in a third classroom with a capacity of 30 students
  • Deploy a marketing and communication campaign in about 20 African countries
In portfolio since: 2020

Institut Académique des Bébés (IAB)

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Fa Diallo
Country: Senegal
A propos:

 

The Institut Académique des Bébés (IAB) is a training school dedicated to the professional and technical training of children's professions. At the end of a one-year course, a professional certificate of specialization, issued by the Ministry of Training, is delivered to learners, allowing them to be employed as facilitators, educational assistants or assistants in nurseries, maternity wards, leisure centers or at private homes. The Academic Institute of Babies also has crèches for children aged 3 to 19 months. 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

IAB was founded by Fa Diallo, a Senegalese-Guinean woman who grew up in Senegal before moving to France to study finance/accounting. Fa Diallo worked for a long time in accounting and finance while taking early childhood training. She has worked for more than 10 years in local authorities on early childhood issues, notably in Nancy's day care centers, at the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs de Nancy and at Nancy's regional maternity hospital. Fa returned to Senegal in 2016 and began the process of starting the Institut Académique des Bébés in 2017. 

I&P' CONTRIBUTION

IAB benefits from support through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program dedicated to education and employment (IP2E).

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

IAB's funding and support is aimed at : 

  • Increase its capacity: space for an additional classroom that will increase the capacity by 50%
  • Set up a laboratory daycare that can accommodate 11 babies (from 3 to 18 months)
  • Develop an online platform in order to make accessible to learners living in the regions
  • Recruit staff to strengthen the current team
In portfolio since: 2020

Chargé(e) d'affaires

 

Présentation d’I&P

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) est un investisseur d’impact s’adressant exclusivement aux PME africaines. Depuis 2002, I&P a financé et accompagné près de 150 entrepreneurs dans 16 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, y compris le Sénégal, le Mali, le Bénin, le Niger, le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun, Madagascar, etc. (www.ietp.com)

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Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) est un groupe d’impact investment s’adressant exclusivement aux PME africaines. Depuis 2002, I&P a financé et accompagné plus de 120 entrepreneurs dans une quinzaine de pays d’Afrique subsaharienne : Sénégal, Mauritanie, Mali, Bénin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun, Madagascar, etc. (voir notre site : www.ietp.com).

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Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) est un groupe d’impact investment s’adressant exclusivement aux PME africaines. Depuis 2002, I&P a financé et accompagné plus de 150 entrepreneurs dans 15 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne : Sénégal, Mauritanie, Mali, Bénin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun, Madagascar, etc. (voir notre site : www.ietp.com).

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Karoninka

Sector of activity: Culture
Status: En cours d'investissement
Associed fund: Afrique Créative
Entrepreneur: Angèle Diabang
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Karoninka is a film production and directing company which, during its fourteen years of existence, has established itself with a large number of documentary and fiction films, institutional films, video clips, etc. From Congo, a doctor to save women (first film about Doctor Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize 2018) to Waliden, child of others, not forgetting Senegalese women and Islam, Karoninka's filmography is very committed. This experience, which extends beyond the borders of Senegal, both in Africa and Europe, has enabled the company to acquire a network allowing it to meet the demands of the profession.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Angèle Diabang trained at the Forum Média Centre in Dakar (2003), at FEMIS in Paris and at the Filmakademie in Germany. In 2005, she directed her first film, Mon beau sourire, which was acclaimed by international critics; followed by four other documentaries, including Congo, un médecin pour sauver les femmes, the first film about Doctor Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Angèle then moves on to fiction with her short films Ma coépouse bien-aimée (Clermont-Ferrand 2019 selection, Best Screenplay Award at the Émergence festival in Togo) and Un air de kora (Bronze Foal at FESPACO 2019 and Best Short Film at WADA 2019, Nigeria; Best Short Film in Kigali, Bujumbura, Cotonou, Dakar). She also won the ECOWAS Best Director Award at FESPACO 2019. From 2014 to 2016, Angèle was President of the Board of Directors of SODAV, Senegal's copyright collective management society.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRIQUE CREATIVE

The support and grant offered under the programme are intended to :

  • Structure the economic model and diversify sources of income
  • Develop and strengthen production potential in order to broaden the scope of the company's activities
  • Stabilise and strengthen the team, which is mainly composed of women.
  • Develop projects for television fiction and documentary series
  • To set up the Mousso Institute to train young girls in Casamance in the film industry.

 

MAIN IMPACTS

  • Film production
  • Training of young people in documentary writing and film production
  • Recruitment and training of women

 

ABOUT AFRIQUE CREATIVE

The Afrique Créative programme is financed by the Agence Française de Développement and implemented by a consortium of which I&P Conseil is a member. The programme aims to promote the structuring of the cultural and creative ecosystem by supporting the development, the reinforcement of skills and the networking of companies in this sector. Afrique Créative is intended for operators who combine creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in order to maximize their potential in terms of job creation and economic growth.

→ Learn more about Afrique Créative

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In portfolio since: 2019

Optimiste Produktions

Sector of activity: Culture
Status: En cours d'investissement
Associed fund: Afrique Créative
Entrepreneur: Fatoumata & Safouane Pindra
Country: Senegal
A propos:

For 20 years, Optimiste Produktions has been producing phonographic and audiovisual productions and organising events to promote urban cultures in Senegal, including the international urban music festival YAKAAR (formerly the Hip-Hop Awards) and three editions of the Yakaar Young Talents Rufisque springboard competition. Optimiste initiated the YAKAAR (Hope in Wolof) centre, a creative space with a recording and rehearsal studio, clothing and screen printing workshops, a documentation area and a multipurpose room. These activities are complemented by training to strengthen the capacities of young artists and technicians. Optimiste has contributed to setting up Perceptive, the first performance hall with a capacity of more than 1000 seats in the Rufisque department.

 

THE ENTREPRENEURS

Fatoumata PINDRA (founding member): Holder of a Master 2 in Audit / Management Control, Fatoumata has extensive professional experience in the field of organisation management and partner relations. She has been involved for several years in various development programmes, as well as the production of events and cultural products on the Senegalese scene.

Safouane PINDRA (founding member): A graduate in production management from Inirep (France), he has completed his curriculum with several training courses in the management of shows, artists and venues. With more than 25 years of experience in the musical field, Safouane has managed major events in Senegal and West Africa. He has also been the manager of some twenty African artists and groups.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRIQUE CREATIVE

The support and grant offered under the programme are intended to :

  • Structure the economic model and diversify sources of income
  • Develop a strategy and communication supports to boost sales
  • Create sustainable jobs and work on team organisation
  • Improve management tools

 

MAIN IMPACTS

  • Organisation of an international urban music festival
  • Organisation of springboard competitions for young talent
  • Production of musical and audiovisual works
  • Training of young Senegalese in music and performing arts professions

 

ABOUT AFRIQUE CREATIVE

The Afrique Créative programme is financed by the Agence Française de Développement and implemented by a consortium of which I&P Conseil is a member. The programme aims to promote the structuring of the cultural and creative ecosystem by supporting the development, the reinforcement of skills and the networking of companies in this sector. Afrique Créative is intended for operators who combine creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in order to maximize their potential in terms of job creation and economic growth.

→ Learn more about Afrique Créative

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In portfolio since: 2019

LAfricaMobile

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Malick DIOUF
Country: Senegal
A propos:

LAfricaMobile is a company specialized in mobile marketing. It allows its customers to carry out large-scale communication in countries such as Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso and Niger in USSD, SMS and Voice (Push, Pull) and Airtime. It is connected to all WAEMU operators and works with large local companies and NGOs.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Malick Diouf is a telecommunications network engineer with a degree from INSA Toulouse and a Master's degree in information systems from the Grenoble School of Management. In 2009, he joined Highconnexion, a start-up specialized in value-added services where he held several positions. With the technical and financial support of Highconnexion's management team, he decided in 2014 to create LAfricaMobile, an aggregator specializing in large-scale communication for the African diaspora.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in LAfricaMobile aims to :

  • Preparation of the sub-regional deployment and the refinement of the offer
  • Structuration and support for the development of management methods and tools, training;
  • Establishiment of contacts with partner companies in Senegal and in the sub-region.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Energy management above a certain level of activity
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools and strategic committees.
  • Free campaigns for NGOs

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).

→ Find out more about Teranga Capital

 

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In portfolio since: 2019

FireFly Media

Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Mafal LO et Ali ERHOUNI
Country: Senegal
A propos:

FireFly Media is an advertising agency created in 2015, specializing in communication within public transport in Senegal, particularly buses. Exclusive agency of the association of financing of urban transport (AFTU), FireFly Media is the first actor to have massively deployed digital devices in buses in Senegal. It offers its services to communication agencies and non-governmental organizations.

ENTREPRENEURS

Mafal LO and Ali ERHOUNI are marketing professionals at the origin of FireFly Media.

Mafal LO is a computer engineer with more than ten years of professional experience in database management and computer development throughout the world (France, China, USA). Today, he is in charge of digital publishing and business development for FireFly Media.

Ali ERHOUNI is an expert in operational marketing and has about fifteen years of practice in this field. He spent ten years in the L'Oréal group as a packaging specialist. He is currently in charge of the implementation of FireFly Media's marketing strategy.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in FireFly Media aims to :

Connect with partner companies in Senegal and abroad
The outcome of the reflection of the economic model and sub-regional development plan
Structure and support for the development of management methods and tools, training.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Free road safety awareness campaigns
  • Support for the implementation of financial and administrative management tools
     

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

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In portfolio since: 2019

La Vivrière / SECAC

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: En cours d'investissement
Entrepreneur: Bineta Kone COULIBALY
Country: Senegal
A propos:

LA VIVRIERE is a senegalese SME specializing in the processing and marketing of local cereals created in 1992. With a single raw material at the beginning, millet, the company also processes maize and cowpea and markets pre-cooked fonio. It offers a wide range of traditionally African and typically Senegalese products which are sold under the brand name WIIW, on the local market and exported to the European Union, the United States, Canada and the rest of Africa.

Thanks to the quality of its products, the company has been awarded several times the quality prize by the European Union within the framework of its programs for the promotion of local cereals in Senegal.

In 2019, La Vivrière became the Société d'Exploitation des Céréales Africaines du Sénégal "SECAS" following the entry into its capital of FONSIS and Teranga Capital.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Bineta Kone COULIBALY is an engineer in statistics and training and has a master's degree in economics and a higher diploma in management from the C.E.S.A.G. She was head of the economic and social statistics office before joining the BHS (Banque de l'Habitat du Sénégal).

She is a founding member of the group of local cereal processors in Senegal (T.C.L), of the national committee of the millet / sorghum initiative, of AAFEX, and of the association for the sustainability of family businesses.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital's investment in LA VIVRIERE aims to :

  • Support the reflection on the extension of activities, national development in the first instance and partnership and support for the development of management methods and tools
  • Support for the establishment of effective governance and the creation of a new production unit and its implementation.Structure
  • Connect with potential stakeholders in Senegal and abroad

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Promotion of local raw materials
  • Support for the implementation of effective governance and commercial, financial and administrative management tools
  • Declaration and continuation of the formalization of salaried staff and the implementation of health coverage
  • Tax formalization and remittance of VAT and other applicable taxes and dutie

 

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups.

Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).

→ Find out more about Teranga Capital

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In portfolio since: 2019

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