Mentors

Mentors

Mentors

Mentoring is a key component of the program and lasts 6 months in total: 1,5 months between the two residencies and 4,5 months after the final residency in France. It requires time and dedication on both sides (4-6 hours per month).

Each L’Afrique Excelle company will be paired with two mentors: one local mentor from one of the Francophone Africa countries with business and sector knowledge and one global mentor with international and startup funding expertise, to provide the most complete guidance throughout the program. Each mentor is either a VC investor, an angel investor, a corporate representative or a seasoned entrepreneur who has raised substantial amount of funding.

While the global mentors bring international experience in finance and startup funding, those based in country bring the knowledge and expertise required to best succeed within the region. Both carry different perspectives and experiences from more mature entrepreneurial ecosystems. Their support is both business and personal development related.

SARAH ALEXANDER

Blue Haven - Investor readiness

HAFI BARRY

InTouch - Operations & Business Development

MAXIME BAYEN

GSMA - Investor readiness

LISE BIRIKUNDAVYI

Trecc Jacobs Foundation - Finance & Investment readiness

MAXIME BOUAN

First Growth Ventures - Investor readiness

FABRICE BOULLE

Compass VC - Investor readiness

LAUREN COCHRAN

Blue Haven - Impact investing and investment readiness

MAMADOU COULIBALY

Satis Partner - Tax and Legal Expert

RACHEL CRAWFORD

Village Capital - Investor readiness

MAX CUVELLIER

GSMA - Mobile Technology expert

JANVIER DABIRE

AHL Venture Partner - Investor readiness

MIREILLE DE LANGLADE

Ericsson - Telecom Expert

GREGOIRE DE PADIRAC

Orange Digital Venture - Investor readiness

MOHAMED DIABY

DIVAM INTEGRA - IT & Blockchain solutions

LANCINE DIABY

Diabs - Investment readiness

CHEIKH DIALLO

Africinvest - Investor readiness

MARIEME DIOP

Orange Digital Ventures - Investor readiness

IBRAHIMA DJIBO

Sinergi SA - Business Consulting & Public Affairs

MARIAM DJIBO

Adenia - Finance & Investment Readiness

YANNICK EBIBIE

SING - Business Management, Business Model, Quality & Innovation expert

TAMIM EL ZEIN

First Growth Ventures - Investment readiness

HAYAT ESSAKKATI

Maroc4Invest - Startup launch and scaling

YVES EZUI

FORMANAGEMENT CONSULTING - Management, Finance, Leadership

DAOUDA FALL

DFA Communication - Branding, Marketing & Communication

NABOU FALL

Vizeo - Media and Communication Expert

AMY FANNY-TOGNISO

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners - Investor readiness and startup growth

IBRAHIMA GUIMBA SAIDOU

ANSI - ICT & Open Innovation

TOR HJORTH FALSTED

Savanna Labs - Seasoned Finance & Business Development

CHRISTIAN JEKINNOU

Afric'innov - Supporting innovative entrepreneurship in Africa

LALYA KAMARA

Private Equity Advisory - Consulting & Startups investment

KADER KANEYE

HLB International - Audit & Consulting

WADZI KATASIDZIRA

Taumba Advisory - Consulting & Startups investment

BLAISE PARFAIT KEMDE

FBDES - Economist, Finance Engineering, Startup Funding

KENZA LAHLOU

Outlierz - Investor readiness

MONDHER KHANFIR

Consulting - Entrepreneurship & Innovation

MICHAEL LEVENTHAL

Technology Entrepreneur & Educator MEST

OLGA LAWSON

AFIG Funds - Human ressources, Management, Organization strategy

ASHLEY LEWIS

Accion - Impact investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

DRAMANE MEITE

PIMCO - FinTech & Startup Growth

LAISSA MOUEN

Kinaya Lab - Entrepreneurship, Corporate Banking and Open Innovation

MORENIKE MOUGNI

54 Capital - Investment Readiness

DANAI MUSANDU

Goodwell - Investment Readiness

MEHMET N'DIAYE

BlackPearl - Investment readiness

ALICE NAMULI BLAZEVIC

Africa Legal Tech Network - Law, Finance and BlockChain

MARIE-ANGE NOUROUMBY

Development Communications Africa - Communication and PR

AJ OKEREKE

Golden Palm Investments - Investment readiness

UCHE OGBOI

Echo VC Partners - Investment readiness

JELISSA OUYI DJEKER

DMARK Consulting - Strategy & Business Development

OLUTOSIN ONI

EchoVC - Investment readiness

MATTHIAS PAPET

CoinAfrique - Experienced startups founder

RIVO RATSIMANDRESY

Serial Entrepreneur

MAHAMADI ROUAMBA

BeoogoLab - ICT & Investment Readiness

THIERNO SAKHO

Délégation à l'Entreprenariat Rapide - Serial Entrepreneur, Finance & Micro-Finance Expert, Digital Transformation

SEYDOU SOULEY

Impact Com Media - Media, Communication & Marketing

SISSOKO SALE

CNPM - Business Development

SOFIEN SIDHOUM

GreenTec Capital Partner - Investment readiness, Business Models & Scale Up

IDO SUM

TLCom Capital - Entrepreneur, FinTech and Startup Funding

JEROME TAGGER

World Benchmarking Alliance - Strategy & Impact investing

CAROLE TANKEU

Sustainable Solutions Services - Urban environment Consultant & renewable energy Expert

STEVE SEWU TAWIA

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund - Investment Capital & Investment consulting in Europe and Africa

NDEYE THIAW

Brightmore Capital - Investor readiness

CHRISTINE TRAORE

Trends & brand specialist

EZECHIEL ZEYA

ZEYA & Partners - Tax, Legal & Accounting specialist

JOB ZONGO

Label Finance - Finance & Controlling