Lika Cosmétique

Sector of activity: Industry
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Zalika Barro
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

Lika Cosmétique is a company specialized in the creation and sale of perfumes and scented care products in Côte d'Ivoire. It offers its customers a wide range of quality products including perfumes, incenses, scrubs, soaps and night creams. 

The entrepreneur

Lika Cosmétique was founded by Ms. Barro Zalika, a young woman entrepreneur with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and genetics from the University of Fatih in Turkey and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from HEC Abidjan. Zalika Barro has several experiences in various sectors (cosmetics, communication) and has received several awards including Entrepreneur of the Year from the BJKD Foundation. She is also part of the TOP 15 young Ivorian entrepreneurs who are changing the Ivory Coast according to the magazine “Journal d’Abidjan”.

Partnership with Comoé Capital and I&P

Lika Cosmétique is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The funding will allow the company to develop a new market segment, especially in local stores and popular markets (mass market) through the production of mini fomats of its flagship products, which are spices and barbecue sauces. This funding will be supported by technical assistance to improve the company's structuring, its quality processes and its marketing and sales actions.

In portfolio since: 2022

La cuisine de Nounou

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Manuela Njankouo
Country: Cameroon
A propos:

La cuisine de Nounou is a Cameroonian company specialized in food industry by producing cooking preparations such as spices, barbecue sauces, etc. Today, thanks to its know-how and the quality of its products, the company has included a variety of 100% natural products allowing it to position itself at several levels of the meal preparation chain with products such as chilli sauce, ketchup, mustard, etc.

The entrepreneur

La cuisine de Nounou was created in late 2018 by Manuela Njankouo with the objective for the "working mum" to save time in preparing different dishes to cook for her family.

Manuela Njankouo holds a degree in software engineering from the African Institute of Informatics (IAI) obtained in 2010. She worked for 2 years as a support executive in the information systems division at Crédit Foncier du Cameroun, before starting her own business. With the aim of perfecting her skills and improving the various products her brand, Manuela took a training course in entrepreneurship at the KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux in 2019 but also a training course in the production of vegetable preserves, cooking sauces and pasta at the Conserverie Alain Martin in Bordeaux, the leader in organic preserves in Aquitaine, France.

As her business develops and thanks to the dynamism of this young woman entrepreneur, who will be awarded the second prize in 2021 by the Pierre Castel Foundation in Cameroon, the company will gain visibility and expand its customer portfolio, which is mainly made up of large and medium-sized stores, in order to reach its main target, which until now has been middle-income households.

Partnership with I&P

La cuisine de Nounou is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The funding will allow the company to develop a new market segment, especially in local stores and popular markets (mass market) through the production of mini fomats of its flagship products, which are spices and barbecue sauces. This funding will be supported by technical assistance to improve the company's structuring, its quality processes and its marketing and sales actions.

In portfolio since: 2022

"Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa"

 

As I&P celebrates its 20th year of activity, the team is pleased to present its "Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa.

Based on 20 years of learning, entrepreneurial adventures, successes as well as failures and challenges, this manifesto aims to share with you the five best practices or core approaches that we believe are essential if we want to accomplish our mission to serve African entrepreneurs.

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2AD Company

Sector of activity: Health
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Awa et Adam Drabo
Country: Mali
A propos:

2AD Company is a company producing and marketing sanitary pads in Bamako, Mali. The main mission of 2AD Company is to reduce the taboo around menstruation and to help teenagers and young girls to blossom during their menstrual cycle by offering them adapted and environmentally friendly sanitary pads.

The entrepreneurs

The company was created by Awa and Adam Drabo, two twin sisters who both completed internships at the National Laboratory of Mali and the Institute of Rural Economy of Mali (IER) before launching into entrepreneurship in 2019.  Awa manages the production and the purchase of raw materials, the storage and the management of the relationship with the different suppliers. Adam handles the sales and marketing side and manages the brand's communication on the various social networks. 

Partnership with I&P and Zira Capital

2AD Company is supported by Zira Capital through I&P Acceleration program in Sahel. This partnership has mainly for objective to :

  • Improve the production tool and the quality of finished products
  • Increase sales to middle class customers through the implementation of an adapted commercial strategy
  • Support the company in strengthening the technical skills of human capital
  • Structure the organization and cost management through the implementation of internal procedures
In portfolio since: 2022

Jo'Fé Digital

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Moise Wendlassyda OUEDRAOGO, Salim TRAORE, Thimotée OUEDRAOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Jo'Fé Digital is a Burkinabe start-up offering consulting, advice and assistance in digital marketing. 

The entrepreneurs

Jo'Fé Digital was created by 3 young Burkinabe entrepreneurs with complementary profiles and sharing a common vision:

  • Mr. Moïse OUEDRAOGO: Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Management and Marketing and an MBA in Transport and Logistics, he has a professional experience of about 8 years in different positions of responsibility in the field of purchasing and IT.
  • Thimotée Junior OUEDRAOGO : Holder of a professional degree and a Master 1 in quality, health, safety and environment, he has a professional experience of about 9 years in the field of computer science and technology.   
  • Salim TRAORE : Holder of a Master 2 in Management Science with a marketing option, he has more than 8 years of professional experience in the commercial and marketing field.

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Jo'Fé Digital is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at :

  • Strengthening the technical and operational capacities of the company (training of technical teams, fitting out of its premises and acquisition of working equipment and financing of working capital needs)
  • Preparing the effective launch of the J'Pay payment aggregator by conducting the necessary security tests to guarantee the security of customer transactions and conducting an in-depth market study
  • Strengthening the company's structure and management system

Expected impacts

  • Establishment of good governance within the company
  • Consolidation of 16 existing jobs and creation of 4 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the digitalization of Burkina Faso
  • Better structuring and organization of the company 
In portfolio since: 2022

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Safiatou OUEDRAOGO-YABRE
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs is a company specialized in cooking, baking and pastry making in Burkina Faso. It offers a wide range of products and services (breads and pastries, cakes, canapés, school meals and snacks, sandwiches, fast food and catering).

The entrepreneur

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs was created by Mrs. Safiatou OUEDRAOGO-YABRE, a trained cook-pastry chef with more than 27 years of experience with the SERVAIR group and in the hotel industry.

Partnership with Sinergi Burkina and I&P

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Increase the company's production capacity and improve product quality 
  • Diversify the products offered 
  • Support the company in its management (implementation of an adequate formal management system, including accounting, financial and fiscal management, production and human resources).

Expected impacts

  • Consolidation of 20 existing jobs and creation of 5 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the employability of vulnerable populations (women and unqualified youth)
  • Better structuring and organization of the company
  • Establishment of good governance
In portfolio since: 2022

E'Santé

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Philippe OHANDJA AYINA
Country: Cameroon
A propos:

E'Santé is a startup based in Cameroon specialized in home medicine, telemedicine and family medicine services accessible through its online platform. 

The entrepreneur

E'Santé was founded by Dr Philippe OHANDJA AYINA, an entrepreneur with a passion for medicine and connected technology. 

Graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Douala and a university diploma in Connected Health from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris Descartes, he started his professional career as a general practitioner at the Ad Lucem medical foundation in Douala where he practiced for 3 years before joining the Louis-Pasteur clinic in the same city. His passion for health and technology led him to follow a specialized training in telemedicine in France. After this training, he spent 8 months as a general practitioner in the emergency department of the Groupe hospitalier public du sud de l'Oise. It was during this experience that he discovered telemedicine and, motivated by his entrepreneurial spirit and desire, decided to launch E-santé.

Partnership with I&P

E'Santé is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at supporting the company in the purchase of laboratory equipments.

 

In portfolio since: 2022

Adji Graphic Services (AGS)

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Maman Moussa
Country: Niger
A propos:

ADJI GRAPHIC SERVICES (AGS) is a printing company in Niger.                                   

The entrepreneur

The company was created by Maman Moussa, who had a career in printing, notably at the Nouvelle Imprimerie du Niger (NIN), a company in which he worked for 36 years before founding his own printing company. Mr. Moussa has a degree in law and has benefited from several capacity building trainings acquired in Niger, Tunisia, and France. He has thus developed experience and technical skills in three areas: graphic creation of visuals, composition and layout, creation of multiple graphic works and layout (collection of laws and regulations of Niger).

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi

AGS is supported by Sinergi through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at funding the acquisition of more modern equipment facilitating faster production with new production processes and better rendering. This project aims primarily to improve the speed of order fulfillment, increase the company’s production capacity and recruit a sales team.

In portfolio since: 2022

Fa Confection

Sector of activity: Textile
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Aminata Ka
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Fa Confection by Naty is a young company specialized in traditional and professional clothes and articles in Senegal.

The entrepreneur

Fa Confection was founded by Aminata Ka, a Senegalese entrepreneur with a passion for fashion design. She holds a master's degree in International Business from the American Business School in Paris and has a strong experience in the banking sector in France and in Senegal.  

Partnership with I&P and Teranga Capital

This young company is supported by I&P and Teranga Capital through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at :

  • increase production capacity to meet the growing demand
  • strengthen the services offered to customers by developing new value-added business lines
  • increase the company’s visibility and ensure efficient business development
  • structure the company’s activities on the operational, fiscal, accounting and financial levels
In portfolio since: 2022

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