Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. 20 International Experts and Mentors, 15 hours of original training content, and over 250 hours of Mentorship, invested into promising tech founders in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

The 4 week program admitted 20 startups and completed with 11 motivated startups who made it through 3 weeks of intense training: our workshop series include learning content, practical work and mentorship.

The 4th week dedicated to pitch preparation, elected one startup per category Launch, Boost, Grow to present their pitch during our Closing Ceremony to our esteemed panel of Mentors and Investors.

The 11 program finalists included 5 women-led startups, of which 3 were admitted on an audit basis. Out of 8 startups evaluated, 5 were granted a Certificate of Achievement. Learn more about the Startup Graduates here.


Currently, the Adei Technology Hub is fully operational in Abidjan! Adei Technology Hub offers a space for entrepreneurs and tech professionals to learn, meet, develop, and innovate. What’s more, we are located perfectly in the center of Abidjan in Cocody!

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On December 20th, 2019, we held an inauguration event for Adei Technology Hub. We were glad to have a great turnout of friends and partners of the institute. A remarkable group of panelists discussed the theme “gaps and opportunities of the entrepreneurial tech ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire”. …


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2020

ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB BUILDS TEACHERS’ CAPACITY IN ICT

Saturday, September 26th, 2020, at the ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB headquarters in Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, twenty-one (21) teachers from the Lycée Sainte Marie High School received their certificates following a workshop that focused on building their technical digital skills. The ceremony was elevated by the presence of Senator Emilienne Anikpo, Mrs. Marie-Christ Allou, the headmaster of the aforementioned girls’ high school, and Mr. Nangalarou Tuo, director of learning and professional advancement at the State Secretariat in charge of Technical Teaching and Professional Development.

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The training of these twenty-one (21) teachers, financed by the Embassy of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire, is the result of a partnership between ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB and the Lycée Sainte Marie de Cocody, a girls’ high school in Abidjan, the Côte d’Ivoire capital. Over twelve (12) weeks, the selected teachers had access to two (02) types of training. The first, in person, provided the teachers with improved understanding of the bureaucratic capacities of the Microsoft Office suite. The second, online, covered HTML and CSS programming. …


SAMEDI 26 SEPTEMBRE 2020

ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB RENFORCE LES CAPACITES DE PLUSIEURS ENSEIGNANTS EN TIC

Le samedi 26 septembre 2020, au siège de ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB sis à Cocody, vingt-et-un (21) enseignants du Lycée Sainte Marie ont reçu leurs certificats suite au renforcement de leurs compétences numériques. La cérémonie a été rehaussée par les présences de la Sénatrice Emilienne ANIKPO, de Mme ALLOU Marie-Christ, Proviseur dudit lycée et de M. TUO Nangalourou, Directeur des Apprentissages et de l’Insertion Professionnelle au Secrétariat d’État chargé de ‘Enseignement Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle.

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La formation de ces vingt-et-un (21) enseignants, financée par l’ambassade des Etats-Unis en Côte d’Ivoire, est l’un des fruits du partenariat entre ADEI TECHNOLOGY HUB et le Lycée Sainte Marie de Cocody. Durant douze (12) semaines, les enseignants sélectionnés ont eu droit à deux (02) types de formation. Une première, en présentielle, a porté sur le renforcement des capacités bureautiques axé sur le pack Microsoft office. La seconde, en ligne, a traité des bases de la programmation HTML et CSS. …


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Last Friday, October 23rd, 2020, our program Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. held its closing ceremony on Zoom.

I n a ceremony marking the end of our series of workshops dedicated to working with tech entrepreneurs to reinforce the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, adapted to the development stage of the enterprise. Out of around fifty candidates, 20 selected entrepreneurs benefited from the three week training and mentorship program with our international community of qualified experts and mentors. The program was rolled out over a period of 6 weeks, of which the practical phase was held from September 21st to October 21st, 2020. Visit www.adeieducate.com to learn more about the program.

Three startups, representing each of the program categories, were selected to present their Pitches to our panel of investors and mentors during the closing ceremonies. …


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Ce vendredi 23 octobre 2020 s’est tenue la cérémonie de clôture de notre programme Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. sur Zoom.

Cérémonie marquant la fin de notre série d’ateliers, dédiée aux entrepreneurs de la Tech pour renforcer les fondamentaux de l’entrepreneuriat, adaptée au niveau de développement de l’entreprise. Sur une cinquantaine de candidatures, 20 entrepreneurs retenus ont bénéficié de de trois semaine de formation et de mentoring avec notre communauté internationale d’experts et de mentors qualifiés. Le programme s’est déroulé sur une période de 6 semaines dont la phase pratique s’est tenue du 21 septembre au 21 octobre 2020. Visitez www.adeieducate.com pour en savoir plus sur le programme.

Durant la cérémonie de clôture, trois startups représentant chacune des catégories du programme, ont été sélectionnées pour présenter leur Pitch a notre Panel d’Investisseurs et Mentors. …


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We have secured a space in Abidjan and renovations have started! We’re on track to launch Adei Institute in September.

Thanks to our Program Development Volunteer Committee, we have made great progress detailing the official program framework; gradually handing over responsibility to the team on the ground.

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Nous avons trouvé un espace à Abidjan et les travaux de rénovation ont commencé! Nous sommes sur la bonne voie pour lancer Adei Institut en septembre.

Grâce à notre comité de bénévoles en développement de programme, nous avons fait de grands progrès en détaillant le curriculum officiel du programme; remettant progressivement la responsabilité à l’équipe sur le terrain.

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New Partnerships

In July, Adei Foundation signed partnerships with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Post in Côte d’Ivoire, and Creative Valley, a France-based incubator network. We are also in the process of finalizing promising partnerships with Google and ES Partners. We continue to expand our network of Investors with Enoch Capital Partners and CR Ventures.

Volunteer Committees

Since the spring, we’ve engaged with over 30 pro bono professionals via GoogleServe and Taproot to work on Curriculum Development for our technical skills training program and Marketing Strategy.

To date, we have established the foundation’s new branding concept: ADEI Educate. Elevate. Connect.

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Nouveaux Partenariats

En juillet, la Fondation Adei a signé des partenariats avec le Ministère de l’Économie Numérique et de la Poste en Côte d’Ivoire et Creative Valley, un réseau d’incubateurs basé en France. …


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On July 4th, Adei Institute held a luncheon for future mentors, an orientation session for startups in our entrepreneurship program and the first General Assembly of our subsidiary, Adei Institut Côte d’Ivoire. We celebrated the launch at an afterwork with partners and friends of the institute.

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Over the 3-month ADEI Elevate entrepreneurship program soft launch, we are working closely with three technology-focused start-ups that have demonstrated high revenue and scale potential; providing both personalized training and mentorship to help the ventures realize their full potential.

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Le 4 juillet, Adei Institut a organisé un déjeuner d’introduction au volet de mentorat, une séance d’orientation au programme d’entrepreneuriat et la première assemblée générale de notre filiale, Adei Institut Côte d’Ivoire. Nous avons célébré l’occasion avec un afterwork entre amis et partenaires de l’institut. …


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July 2018: We organized a startup competition that qualified two Ivorian startups for the 7th Edition of Demo Africa, an international innovation-­focused pitch competition, held in Morocco in October 2018. AgriTech startup WeFly Agri won an award from the French Development Agency (FDA) and a full scholarship to Emerging Valley Social & Inclusive Business Camp. Both startups received international exposure and significant international press coverage. HealthTech startup Pass Santé Mousso received interest from France24, investors, and opportunities to expand regionally beyond Cote d’Ivoire.

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November 2018: Our pilot program was a success. Our team successfully conducted the 6-week advanced technical training program for developers, Elevate Beyond Coding, as well as the entrepreneurship program, Elevate Your Pitch, in partnership with Seedstars and The Vault. At the end of the program, four graduates of our Entrepreneurship Skills pilot program pitched to venture capitalists. Two of the startups were pursued for potential investment deals, one of which landed a partnership contract with a major telecom company. …

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