AyadaLab French-German Program for West African Entrepreneurs

AyadaLab is a 12-month intensive networking and qualification program. It takes place in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana, from January to December 2018.

It consists of local and regional workshops, mentoring by some of the best African entrepreneurs in the fields of cultural, digital and social entrepreneurship, networking with leading German and French cultural, social and digital entrepreneurs. The program takes place in English and French, the two languages of the Lab.


Young West Africans entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria  are more than welcome to apply :

  • Aged between 20 and 35
  • Be a national of and based in either Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria or Cameroon
  • Have a 1 year project experience or a tested idea creating value of innovation with high impact on society
  • Have a project in the Cultural and Creative industries (fashion, books, cinema, etc.), Digital (online courses, e-learning, digital education), or Civil society issues (education, women rights and empowerment, civic tech, active citizens)


-Local & regional workshops: Taking place in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon, with African cultural, social and digital experts to bolster the startups

-Individual mentoring: Round 2 selection of candidates for a full year individual mentoring and participation in the AYADA Lab regional workshop

-Networking trips to France and Germany to meet with European creative and tech industries experts

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018.

Click here to apply and for more information

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