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In 2019, the AFIDBA Accelerator program was launched in 4 countries: Ghana, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Morocco. AFIDBA is a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, international and bilingual programme dedicated to the inclusive, digital, and sustainable economic growth in continental Africa. The program is a 6-month Accelerator program, targeted at projects in Africa that are digital and inclusive (Businesses that involve the bottom of the pyramid population into their value chain).

 

This acceleration program is funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and run by a consortium of 11 actors (associations, NGOs, incubators, technical and financial partners), driven by a common desire to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the African continent. The consortium is led by Bond’innov with the support of Positive Planet International.

In 2019, the AFIDBA Accelerator program was launched in 4 countries: Ghana, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Morocco. AFIDBA is a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, international and bilingual programme dedicated to the inclusive, digital, and sustainable economic growth in continental Africa. The program is a 6-month Accelerator program, targeted at projects in Africa that are digital and inclusive (Businesses that involve the bottom of the pyramid population into their value chain).

This acceleration program is funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and run by a consortium of 11 actors (associations, NGOs, incubators, technical and financial partners), driven by a common desire to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the African continent. The consortium is led by Bond’innov with the support of Positive Planet International.

Below are some entrepreneurs who have gone through the program and what they do;

 

AFIDBA COHORT 1

  1. Ama Dadson is the CEO of AKOOBOOKS, a digital platform for the publication and distribution of affordable African audio books in English and African local languages on mobile devices for young people. Read more here: akoobooks.com
  1. Laud Anthony Basing is the CEO of INCAS DIAGNOSTICS. INCAS DIAGNOSTICS save lives through the design and production of rapid test kit that detects vaginal infections. After test, results are scanned using an eponymous mobile application that allows the user to talk to a doctor anonymously and receive a prescription. Read more here: incasdiagnosticsglobal.com
  1. Edward Neequaye is the founder of BUILT ACCOUNTING. “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. Read more here: builtgh.com

 

AFIDBA COHORT 2

  1. Abdulai Danasa is the co-founder of AMAATI Company Limited. They contribute to curbing the effects of desertification through the cultivation of Fonio. AMAATI also trains women in the rural areas thus offers them a way out of poverty and gender inequality. Read more here: www.amaatigroup.com
  1. Felix N. Appiah is the co-founder of TRISOLACE FARMS. Trisolace is a no-waste business that provides its clients with a micro-investment and food growing kit they can see and grow by themselves in the form of snails(superfoods) in a recycled box made from a car tyre and old metal. The box is a startup Kit that contains snails, soil, calcium supplement and snail training. Read more here: www.trisolacefarms.com
  1. Cletus Baalangbuoro is the founder of Ponaa Briquettes. They recycle biomass waste into clean smokeless charcoal briquette integrated with clean cook stoves production. The briquettes are alternative to the environmentally damaging fuel such as firewood and the conventional charcoal which is being used by most people for cooking and heating in Ghana. Read more here: www.facebook.com/Ponaa-Briquette-108757754254389
  1. Gideon Dendzo is the CEO of Giddins Innove. They promote local fashion, craftsmanship and “0-waste” through recycling and upcycling. Giddins recycles used conveyor belts from industry and makes shoes soles out of them. Read more here: www.mygiddins.com
  1. Caryl Joshua Akonor is the founder of Traila Technologies. They offer solution based on Data Analysis and IoT for truck transportation. This helps optimize the transport of goods, reduces empty shipment cost, and enhances truck drivers’ salaries. Read more here:www.trailatruck.com

This year’s call for applications for Cohort 3 was launched in February 2021. Over 120 applications were received, and 10 participants have been selected who would go through a 5-week bootcamp.

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