Newsletter

 
May 2019
 
HIGHLIGHTS
DiafrikInvest
 
55 entrepreneurs gathered for the Bootcamp DiafrikInvest 
In the stimulating environment of thecamp, in the heart of Provence, Bootcamp DiafrikInvest brought together on 29 and 30 April 2019 nearly a hundred people, Moroccan, Senegalese, Tunisian and diaspora entrepreneurs, coaches and mentors wishing to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in their home countries.
 
Many local economic actors (South Region, City of Marseille), acceleration programmes and international entrepreneurship and innovation experts were also present (Zebox, Aix-Marseille French Tech, Talent2Africa, P-Factory, Marseille Innovation, Accelerator M, Provence Promotion, Africalink, AFD, Factory 319, etc.) to maximize the impact of these high networking and capacity building events between South Region, Mediterranean and Africa.
 
On the agenda for these two days are six personalized and concrete coaching sessions with recruitment advice, a review of market strategies by target country and their business practices, the creation of their business plan and execution plan, as well as preparation for fundraising.
 
Testimonies and keynotes from talented entrepreneurs such as Olivier Renaud (Verdi Ingenierie), Michel Féraud (President and co-founder of Provepharm), or Jonathan Reichental (former CIO of the city of Palo Alto in California), punctuated these workshops.
 
 
 
FOCUS ON...
DiafrikInvest
 
 
From 6 to 8 December 2018, Rabat hosted the StartUp AFRICA SUMMIT, the international reference event for African start-ups, bringing together entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, investors and leaders of innovative ecosystems in Europe and the MENA region with members of the Moroccan diaspora.
 
 
 
IN ACTION
DiafrikInvest
 
Forum of African Diasporas 2019 (FAD)
The Forum of African Diasporas (FAD), an event to bring together members of the African diasporas and economic and political decision-makers, will be held on 21 June 2019 in Paris.
 
The programme of this 2nd edition will focus more specifically on SME-SMI entrepreneurship, project financing and business creation. Its objective is to enhance the role of diasporas, create a solid network and propose concrete actions around workshops.
 
ANIMA Investment Network, a major partner of this event, will be present throughout the day to present the DiafrikInvest initiative, and will speak at the opening plenary session.
 
The DiafrikInvest stand will offer information on the opportunities offered by the project as well as a speed-coaching area. Several international experts will be present to advise and support entrepreneurs in the development of their respective projects.
 
 
 
First Investment Academy DiafrikInvest
The first DiafrikInvest Investment Academy will be held on June 20, 2019 in Paris. 25 entrepreneurs from the Acceleration Agenda will be invited to participate, selected on the basis of their ability to generate a strong positive local impact (job creation, skills and technology transfer, social benefits for communities, etc...).
 
This event also aims to strengthen productive investment in Africa through financial vehicles adapted to the diaspora's modes of engagement. The program includes an intensive day of coaching involving experts and mentors, during which entrepreneurs will be trained in fundraising processes and techniques.
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
DiafrikInvest
 
Proposals from the Moroccan diaspora to contribute to entrepreneurship and productive investment 
 
 
This advocacy is intented as a "Diaspora Act", for the adoption of appropriate legal frameworks. It is based on consultations with the private sector, conducted both with high ranking diaspora talent in Europe and the United States and with "repats", the entrepreneurs of the diaspora resettled in Morocco.
 
This document proposes concrete measures to facilitate and accelerate the involvement of economic diasporas in different channels of engagement.
 
 
Analysis of the capacities of the structures supporting productive investment from Senegalese diaspora
 
 
This study aims to some directions for a better coordination between structures in charge of supporting the initiatives of Senegalese economic diaspora in Senegal, and to foster synergies of action?
 
After drawing a mapping of these structures, this study analyses their organisational and institutional capacities, based on the services offered, then provides concrete recommendations.
 
 
AGENDA
DiafrikInvest
 
 
Tunis, Tunisia
 
 
Paris, France
 
 
 
Cascais, Portugal