Entrepreneurs with an impact – 2019 batch
« 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.
« 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.
« 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.
"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.
"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.
(Institut Académique des Bébés)
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
" 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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
" 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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.