Entrepreneurs with an impact – 2019 batch

The AFIDBA

2019 Laureates

We are pleased to introduce our laureates, also known as AFIDBees as they are essential to the entrepreneurial ecosystem!
BURKINA-FASO
Rebecca SOULAMA
L’auxiliaire
Training

« L’auxiliaire » is an institute dedicated to the professionalization of services to individuals. It offers qualifying training for domestic staff while promoting women's empowerment.

Key figures :
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• 3: Women in top management
• 92: Early childhood professionals have strengthened their skills
BURKINA-FASO
Martial Wilfried BADO
K-RISME
Design and local production

« K-risme » is a company that produces customized office supplies (notebooks, notepads, agendas, or guest books, etc.) in Burkina Faso using local handmade products, including traditional African fabrics.

Key figures :
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• 8000: Notebooks distributed and entirely produced in Burkina Faso.
• 50: Jobs to be created
BURKINA FASO
Abdoul Aziz ZOROM & Abdoul Aziz WELGO
 DIGICLASS
Education

« DIGICLASS » is a web-based platform for tutoring, mobile e-learning and tutoring support for students, parents and teachers in post-primary and secondary education. It brings together all school resources and a system of self-evaluation.

Key figures :
• 2018 : Winner of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Contest
• 150: Members of the primary, post-primary and secondary teaching community
• 80%: From the post-primary and secondary education programme integrated on the platform
BURKINA FASO
Narcisse KOMLAN SENYOH AGBENOU
OREILLE DU CAMPUS
Training

"Oreille du Campus" is an online orientation guide for public and private universities, institutes and higher education schools in WAEMU countries. Its solution allows users to go through a search engine and find exact and precise answers on the training offers that interest one, and to access directly and in full the training courses by country.

Key figures :
• 2016: year of creation of the start-up
• 4: UEMOA countries covered (Burkina-Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger)
• 26 : Universities already listed on the platform
SENEGAL
Albert DIOUF
AFRIKAMART
Agriculture

"AFRIKAMART" is a platform based on digital technology that facilitates the sale of local production and responds to the problems of supply of agri-food products for professionals in the food industry.

Chiffres clés :
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• +300: Approved producers
• +50: Retailers in 4 cities in Senegal: Dakar, Mbour, Saly and Thies
SENEGAL
Fa DIALLO
I.A.B
(Institut Académique des Bébés)
Education

The Institut Académique des Bébés offers professional and technical training in childhood related professions. It aims at training young women, promote their professional integration and a better care of young children.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• +99%: Trained people from fragile populations have been inserted.
• 1: Contribution to SDG n°1 which consists in eradicating poverty in the world in all its forms
SENEGAL
Ben DIOP & Nafissatou DIOUF
 SENVITALE
Health

"Senvitale" is a health passport in the form of a QR code that saves lives. These QR codes can be in the form of a card, a bracelet, a ticket or pendant, and provide access to the emergency form and the scanned medical record in several languages that the patient may speak only with a scan.

Key figures :
• 2018 : Year of creation of the start-up
• 2019 : Laureat of “ Marathon du Sahel ” in Senegal
• 4 Products : Senvitale Card, Bracelet, Sticker, Pendants
SENEGAL
Aissatou SALL
VIDEO POSITIVE
Information

"Video Positive " is a social and solidarity communications agency enabling vulnerable populations to have access to information and knowledge so that they can make choices that positively impact their lives. It produces free educational videos in French and in other local languages to make the information accessible and practical to all.

Key figures :
• 2016 : year of creation of the start-up
• 70 : Videos produced
• 15 : Client organizations
SENEGAL
Aminata LY
 SOWRANCH
Agri-food industry

"Sowranch" is an integrated agro-ecological farm combining agriculture, livestock and ecological housing for sustainable local development. It was set up to serve as an example for Kolda’s (Senegal) youth and to promote success wherever it may be.

 Key figures:
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• +100: Young people have been trained in agriculture and animal husbandry.
• 1: Contribution to SDG n°1 which consists in eradicating poverty in the world in all its forms
SENEGAL
Michèle MOUANGOU
PAMOJATERRE
Industrial Production/Recycling

"PAMOJATERRE" produces high quality biodegradable containers made of organic PET plastic (namely used for bottles), produced from a natural polymer found in brown algae in the Dakar, Senegal region. This packaging degrades in two years compared to several hundred years for other types of plastics. It is also an economic opportunity for the region's brown seaweed producers.

Chiffres clés :
• 2019: year of creation of the start-up
• 2019 : Winner of the "Wo'mixcity" Dakar Entrepreneurship Marathon
• 6: Month of completion for an action plan
MOROCCO
Fadila BENNANI
 AMAZ 
Design and local production

" AMAZ " promotes Moroccan traditional craftsmanship by offering ethical, eco-conscious and handmade sneakers. Part of the sales help promote girls' access to secondary education in the landlocked areas of Morocco.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• 2000: pairs of sneakers sold in Morocco and internationally
• 6: months of carrying out an action plan
MOROCCO
Hassan Cherradi FATIMI
 RCAB
Mobility

"RCAB" is a digital platform (mobile application) that connects people who need to move from point A to point B with motorcycle drivers. This project meets real urban transportation related needs and recruits vulnerable Moroccan populations as drivers, thus allowing them to access a stable source of income.

Chiffres clés :
• 2017 : year of creation of the start-up
• 1 digital app
• 4 sectors with social and environnemental impact
MOROCCO
Sophia EL BAHJA
 NOBOXLAB 
Education

"Noboxlab" offers a solution that combines mobile games, educational videos and artificial intelligence to promote skills acquisition and personal development of young people between 6 and 14 years old. This online solution is offered to parents and teachers who want to build the capacities of new generations with XXIst century skills. Being aware of the inequalities in young girls’ access to education, Noboxlab workshops are also gender-sensitive.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• 140: children who attended free creative programs
• 10 : Partner organizations
MOROCCO
Yassine Boukhari
  V’EAT  
Delivery

"VEAT" is a 100% bicycle delivery service allowing customers to order their favorite meals online from the best restaurants in less than 30 minutes. With a real-time monitoring and SMS notifications, the delivery is done in compliance with ecological standards. V’EAT recruits young people from the disadvantaged population who are also passionate about cycling.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• 5 full-time couriers
• 750 : orders delivered
MOROCCO
Maximilian BOCK
 NETWOOKIE 
Employment

"Netwookie" is a mobile application that connects informal sector service providers with their potential customers. Customers looking for a service can view a list of providers on the app. Each supplier is identified by the contacts that the customer has in common with him. Once the client has chosen his/her service provider, the latter will have to organize the service and will be paid either directly by the client or via the Netwookie platform.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• 136 000 people in the database in Kenya
• 600 jobs created in one month in Kenya
MOROCCO
Hicham ZOUAOUI
Pip Pip YALAH
Mobility

" Pip Pip Yalah " is a mobile application for carpooling, allowing several thousand Moroccans to travel comfortably in a user-friendly and secure way while saving money. Thanks to the app, a new means of transportation is available to connect villages and municipalities that are poorly served by public transportation.

Key figures :
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• 300K: Community Members
• 1: Million of tons of CO2 saved on a yearly basis
MOROCCO
TEDWEAR 
 TEDWEAR 
Recycling

"TEDWEAR" is a management platform for the collection and sale of recyclable waste. The more people are included in the collection and recovery of waste, the more they can generate a decent income. The more structured the collection chain is, the greater the social and environmental benefits will be.

Key figures :
• 2018: year of creation of the start-up
• 11: Contribution to the SDG on establishing sustainable consumption and production patterns.
• 3: Contribution to the SDG on empowering people to live healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages
GHANA
Ama DADSON
 AKOOBOOKS 
Education

"AKOOBOOKS" is a digital platform for the publication and distribution of audio books in English and local African languages on mobile devices for young people.

Chiffres clés :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• +100: Audio book licensing agreements with African writers and publishers around the world
• 15: Narrators including 7 women
GHANA
Stephen KYEI SARPONG
 LEATHERONCALL GH 
Recyclage

"LEATHERONCALL GH" trains young people from the Ghanaian communities and gives them the skills to make men's shoes and other leather goods. The cork stoppers from wine bottles are recycled and transformed into cork sheets, which are used in the manufacture of shoes. This reduces the impact of deforestation on local production and provides young people with a source of income.

Key fiigures :
• 2015: year of creation of the start-up
• 4: Product Categories
• 4: Large Corporate Customers
GHANA
Cynthia AVEH
 TRUSTEEFARM 
Agriculture

"TRUSTEEFARM" improves access to safe and traceable food using digital tools such as QR and USSD codes and the Internet of Things. Data processing is therefore an important part of its business.

Key figures :
• 2017: year of creation of the start-up
• 4: Full-time jobs
• 1: Marketplace in the process of creation
GHANA
Laud Anthony BASING
INCAS DIAGNOSTICS
Health

"INCAS DIAGNOSTICS is a rapid test kit that detects vaginal infections. After the test, the results are scanned using an eponymous mobile application that allows the user to talk to a doctor anonymously and receive a prescription.

Key figures :
• 2016: year of creation of the start-up
• 30: Best Position World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge Award
• 10: Top position of the Shurz Innovation Award for Africa and Africa Shurz Innovation
GHANA
Edward NEEQUAYE
 BUILT 
Finance

"BUILT" is a mobile record keeping application stored in the cloud. It allows entrepreneurs to keep their financial data and create solid financial profiles for better business decision making and to demonstrate their creditworthiness to official lenders.

Key figures :
• 2016: year of creation of the start-up
• 320: Business support in Ghana Generating $2.5 million in marginal income
• 100: Indirect jobs created
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