I&P Acceleration in Sahel: a review of the regional training workshop for the first cohort of entrepreneurship support structures


As part of the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, sponsored by the European Union, I&P gathered in Dakar (Senegal) the first cohort of entrepreneurship support structures (incubators, accelerators, start-up studios...) for a first regional training workshop. 20 participants (2 participants per structure) were able to consolidate their skills on financial issues.


I&P takes the floor at Advans Côte d'Ivoire's special Education Meet-up


The beginning of school is a key moment in Ivorian society. It is also an opportunity to question the national education system's evolution.

On September 10, 2021, Advans Côte d'Ivoire, a microcredit company for SMEs, gathered a panel for their event called "Special Meet-up" around a key question: "Education system in Côte d'Ivoire, what challenges for school leaders and learners?


In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, I&P launches the Education to Employment program in Abidjan.


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, I&P in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, presented the I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) program during a conference debate on the theme "Financing the education sector in Côte d'Ivoire".

More information about Education to Employment program

Moderated by Fatou Yatabaré, Managing Director of Africa Radio Côte d'Ivoire, the event brought together 3 speakers:


I&P receives support from the Catalytic Capital Consortium’s Grantmaking program


The Catalytic Capital Consortium’s Grantmaking program has awarded $2.2 million to 14 organizations, among which is Investisseurs & Partenaires.

This support will allow us to analyse the impact of catalytic capital (investment capital that is patient, risk-tolerant, and flexible) brought to African entrepreneurs in order to share best practices and provide recommendations to maximize its efficiency.


I&P organizes a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for companies in Cameroon

On July 21st, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), in partnership with the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce and the European Union, organized a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for SMEs in Cameroon ( from microfinance to equity investment). During this event, several financial and legal institutions as well as entrepreneurs shared their experience in order to draw up a complete panorama of traditional and alternative funding solutions available to companies according to their size and maturity.



The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 welcomes four new African SMEs in the portfolio


Since April 2021, the impact fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE2) pursues an active pace of investment, welcoming four new companies in its portfolio, in Ghana (XpressGas, Zeepay), in Kenya (EdPartners Africa) and Cameroon (Pigier Cameroun).

Let's have a look on these various investments and on the fund IPAE 2, which is continuing its mission despite a context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.