Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: Teranga Capital
Entrepreneur: Marie-Andrée Tall
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Based in Senegal, Fruitales is an SME specialized in the transformation and commercialization of fruit and vegetables, mainly fresh chillies.

The entrepreneur

Fruitales was founded by Ms. TALL, a Senegalese entrepreneur. She holds an MBA and has 21 years' experience in entrepreneurship, following a 14-year career in teaching Philosophy and Modern Literature. She is also deeply involved in the agri-processing industry ecosystem, where she is or has been a member of several organizations such as AAFEX, FARM, AWEP and the Enablis network.

Partnership with I&P

Fruitales is supported by Teranga Capital through a capital investment. This financing will enable the company to increase its production capacity. Fruitales will also benefit from technical support ranging from strategic thinking to improving organizational efficiency.

In portfolio since: 2022


Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Dame GUEYE
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Founded in 2015, Perform ISMA (Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l'Automobile et de l’Aviation) is one of the few private schools in Senegal specialized in automotive training. 
The institute includes a business school specializing in automotive trades, as well as a technical and vocational training center to capture all the potential demand from young people with CAP, BEP, BT and BTS diplomas in automotive and petroleum trades.
This pioneering school in the automotive sector is designed to fill the training gap in this sector, which is in great demand by companies. It is also aligned with government's goal to strengthen support for public and private technical and vocational training.
Perform’s missions are to:

Offer high-quality technical and vocational training for students and professionals in line with the real needs of the automotive and aviation sectors;

Contribute to the development of the human capital of companies and administrations operating in the automotive and aviation sectors;

Participate in research and innovation for the development of the automotive and aviation sectors.

The school is recognized for its compliance with education sector regulations, the specialization of its training offer, the quality of its training, and its relations with professional players both nationally and internationally. Perform operates in a fast-growing market with high demand for technical training, especially in specialized fields.
They offer accessible tuition fees with scholarships granted to the most vulnerable to reintegrate all these young people who have dropped out of school, generally from disadvantaged families. This opportunity is offered with a high standard of training quality, based on a practice rate of around 70%, and a major objective: to mobilize all the school's energies for the professional integration of students and graduates.
To achieve this, students need to be close to the training offered, with an appropriate learning environment using modern tools.



Dame GUEYE holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Institut Supérieur de Management ISM Dakar, followed by a rich career in the tobacco (Philip Morris and British American Tobbaco) and the automotive (Volkswagen Senegal, CFAO, Mercedes and CCBM) industries, he founded Perform. Through Perform, he wants to bring innovation to technical education and vocational training in Africa, in a spirit of creativity and prospective.



Through its I&P Education to Employment program, I&P is committed to working with Perform to:

Purchase technical equipment for practical works

Improving hybrid mechanics learning

Update IT equipment

Grant scholarships to 15 young women for courses in the technical fields

Implement a student's safeguarding policy and improve safeguarding services (infirmary, security, washrooms, etc)



Boost the employability of young people

Improve the quality of training provision through the acquisition of new equipment and introduction of new subjects

Centre International de Formation Pratique (CIFOP)

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Ibrahima GUEYE
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The Centre International de Formation Pratique (CIFOP) is the largest community development project of a lay Scout association called "Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs du Sénégal" (EEDS). Launched in 1988 in partnership with the Association des Guides et Scouts du Luxembourg, CIFOP is located in Mboro (Niayes region, about 100 km north of Dakar).
A community development project of a lay scout association called "Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs du Sénégal" (EEDS). Founded in 1988 in partnership with the Association des Guides et Scouts du Luxembourg, CIFOP is located in Mboro (Niayes region, about 100 km north of Dakar).

The ambition of CIFOP is to train qualified technicians and workers, fully operational at the end of the training. This is why CIFOP provides practical training in connection with the most sought after skills on the local job market.
CIFOP currently has ten training sections: agroecology, construction, locksmithing, car mechanics, woodworking, ceramic pottery, hairdressing, sewing and pattern making, multimedia and sanitary plumbing. 
The majority of the students enrolled come from low-income families so the CIFOP places great emphasis on social inclusion to facilitate the educational path of young people.



The center is run by Ibrahima GUEYE, a lawyer by profession.



Through its I&P Education to Employment program, I&P is committed to working with the CIFOP to:

 Improve the quality of education through the digitalization of the educational offer and the acquisition of suitable computer equipment,

 To provide students with an e-learning platform

 Promote entrepreneurship with the launch of a fund to finance graduate projects ;

 Renovate the accommodation and sanitary structures



⇒ Improved educational quality and relevance

⇒ Increased youth employability

In portfolio since: 2022

Les Marmitons

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Sidy Dieme
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Les Marmitons is a technical institute for training in the gastronomy, hotel and tourism professions located in Dakar, Senegal. The institute, created in 2006, offers training in BEP, CAP, DEP, DQP and DTS1.  It has 2 campuses, a main building located in Castors and an annex located in Dieupeul.

This training institution is part of the strategy initiated by the Senegalese government since the reform of 2000, which aims to strengthen support for public and private technical and vocational training. Les Marmitons has one main objective: to reinforce employability and social inclusion.

Convinced that the employability of young people goes through a practical learning, the institution has opened a restaurant-bar and has equipped kitchens on each campus, in order to offer training combining theory (30%) and practice (70%). The institution has also concluded more than 30 partnerships with renowned hotels and restaurants in the capital (King Fahd Palace, Terrou Bi Hotel, Fleur de Lys Hotel, etc.) and in the regions.



With his passion for cooking and his diploma from the National Hotel and Tourist School (ENFHT), Sidy DIEME, has worked as a cook in many hotels (Cap Casa, Cabrousse, Novotel, Terrou-bi...) and for eminent personalities. Strong of his experience and eager to transmit his knowledge, he founded in 2006, the Training School Les Marmitons which will become the Institute Les Marmitons in 2021.



Through its I&P Education to Employment program, I&P is committed to working with the Institut Les Marmitons to:

Upgrade the technical equipment in the practical room

Strengthen the scholarship program

To install a pastry workshop

To provide a computer room and improve connectivity

To conduct a study on the application of an e-learning system

To enhance campus security and train students in emergency situations by the fire department.

To implement a student safeguard policy.



⇒ Strengthen the students' employability and social inclusion

⇒ Improve the training quality through the acquisition of new equipment


In portfolio since: 2023


Sector of activity: Digital, Tech
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Gabriela Marin, Lamine Ba
Country: Senegal
A propos:

ParCsmart is a Senegalese company that offers its customers physical and technological parking solutions. This SME has built a parking lot with a capacity of 300 spaces in the heart of the city of Dakar. The site is equipped with two smart barriers connected to the entrance. Thanks to the software, an account manager monitors movements and issues receipts. He is assisted by a security guard whose role is to direct motorists. ParCsmart also has a platform that offers a parking management interface for parking professionals and any other institution with dedicated parking spaces. The platform integrates an interface dedicated to the end users, customers of the operators.

The entrepreneurs

ParCsmart was founded in 2018 by Maria Gabriela MARIN and Lamine BA, specialists in digital project management with over 40 years of experience.

Partnership with I&P and Teranga Capital

ParCsmart is supported by I&P Acceleration Technologies, a €2.5 million program aimed at financing and supporting fifteen digital start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa, supported by AFD through the Digital Africa initiative. In Senegal, Teranga Capital is in charge of implementing this program.

This partnership will allow this start-up to : 

  • Hire technical and commercial staff
  • Strengthen its equipment and physical materials for parking management to build connected barriers
  • Acquire computer equipment
In portfolio since: 2022


Sector of activity: Textile
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Mor Lamotte
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Subito International is a young Senegalese company specialized in private transportation (car rental, airport shuttles). Today, the company's client portfolio includes individuals and companies (Air France, French Embassy, etc.), as well as hosting sites (Booking), etc.

The entrepreneur

Subito was created in 2018 by Mor Lamotte, a Senegalese entrepreneur with a Master's degree in Port Management and Logistics.

Partnership with Teranga Capital and I&P

Subito is supported by Teranga Capital and I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel with the following objectives

  • refine its positioning in the B2B and B2C segments by offering a wider range of services that effectively meet the needs of each customer segment while maintaining high quality standards 
  • strengthen and improve the quality of the vehicle fleet 
  • structure the company's activities in business development, accounting, finance, labor, tax and regulations 
  • better manage operations by improving the reservation management system, implementing an operational monitoring system (monitoring of drivers, vehicles, flow, etc.) and investing in the training and professionalization of drivers
In portfolio since: 2022

20/20 Edtech

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Abderrahmane SOW et Ahmadou BA
Country: Senegal
A propos:


20/20 Edtech is a Senegalese start-up born from the vision of contributing to the improvement of the Senegalese education system through technology: thanks to its 20/20 application, the company offers educational content through short videos explaining courses, tests and an evaluation for each user.


20/20 Edtech was founded in 2020 by 2 Senegalese entrepreneurs from 30 years old, Abderrahmane SOW and Ahmadou BA.

Partnership with I&P

20/20 Edtech is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel program dedicated to education. 

This partnership aims to : 

  • develop training contents
  • contribute to the developement of the operational team
  • contribute to the creation of brand image through marketing reinforcement, the business developpement and monitoring UX



In portfolio since: 2022

Ecole supérieure de Technologie et de Management (ESTM)

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Ousmane Diene
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Ecole Supérieure de Technologie et de Management (ESTM) is a Senegalese higher education institution founded in 2001 and based in Dakar.

ESTM provides initial training in the field of new technologies including telecommunications, computer systems security, electronic payments and secure transactions, etc.

It also provides certification training: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate Project Management Professional (CAPMP), and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

A distance learning offer is also available.

ESTM's ambition is to train responsible and enterprising professionals in line with the most advanced technologies and innovations.

With over 6000 graduates and more than 45 academic, academic, and business partnerships, ESTM has an employment rate close to 90%.


The Entrepreneur

Head of ESTM, Ousmane DIENE, is a computer engineer by training. He has worked for many years for the Cheick Anta Diop University IT department. In 2001, he founded the ESTM, with the support of university professors.


Partnership with I&P  

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P has committed to ESTM to:

Improve the quality of its training by creating new labs for the Multimedia and Renewable Energies programs and reinforcing the current facilities;

Support the digitalization strategy through the development of an e-learning platform and renovating its computer room;

 The strengthening of their incubator;

 Support the implementation of a scholarship program, especially for young women, and ensure sustainable funding;

 Implement policies and practices to protect learners on campus.


Expected impacts 

Improving the learning environment by upgrading labs and the strengthening of the school's digitalization strategy

⇒ Increasing the employability of young people with the relaunch of the incubator activities, aligned with the job market expectations;

⇒ Improving social inclusion, especially for young women;

⇒ Improved student protection through the implementation of a formal Safegarding policy;

A company supported by the partnership between I&P and Mastercard Foundation

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation through its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a finance program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. 

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms. 

Read more about the I&P Education to Employment program 

ESTM website 

In portfolio since: 2022

Fa Confection

Sector of activity: Industry
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

Fruits & Berries

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Youga GUISSE
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Fruits and Berries is a Senegalese company that specializes in the production of fresh fruit smoothies and juices made from blended or squeezed fruit, with no additives, added sugars, conservatices or coloring.The company targets consumers who are aware of the health issues related to the consumption of industrial beverages and who value the nutritional value of fresh fruit-based drinks.

The entrepreneur

Fruits and Berries was founded by Youga GUISSE, a Senegalese entrepreneur passionate about agriculture. He graduated in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol in England and holds a master’s degree in Economic Engineering from the University Pierre Mendes de Grenoble in France. He has more than ten years of experience in digital transformation.

Partnership with I&P and Teranga Capital

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

  • Set up a production unit in keeping with hygiene and quality standards
  • Increase the production capacity with more efficient equipment
  • Develop a distribution network through partnerships with supermarkets, gas station stores, hotels, cafés and restaurants
  • Increase the company’s visibility and build a strong brand image
In portfolio since: 2022