Country: Togo
Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Seed funding
Associed fund: I&P Accélération au Sahel, I&P Education et emploi
Entrepreneur: Boris SEGBENOU MENSAH
In portfolio since: 2022


The African Institute of Sciences, Technologies and Trades (IASTM) is a graduate school, offering training in Business Law, Taxation, Insurance, Marketing, Agribusiness, Transit-Logistics, Software Engineering, Accounting in Lome, in Togo.


IASTM was founded by Boris SEGBENOU MENSAH is a Togolese graduate in Political Science, who after a decade of professional career, embarked on educational entrepreneurship by founding in 2015, UASTM in Niger. After the launch of USATM in Niger, he started the first steps of the school in Togo in 2020. UASTM is a global project to develop a pan-African network of higher education institutions and incubators under the brand UASTM/IASTM.


IASTM is supported by I&P through the education and employment component of I&P Acceleration in Sahel program (IP2E).

The funding and support provided to IASTM aims at :

  • Fitting out and equipping classrooms
  • Acquire multimedia for the development of e-learning
  • Strengthen the marketing campaign and the positioning of the school 
  • Strengthen the company's working capital