Adei Institute of Technology thanks their partners and collaborators for the successful completion of an impactful program.

The Adei Educate Launch — Boost — Grow program was created to support early stage entrepreneurs as they define their products and build their businesses.

Rolled out over a period of six weeks, our series of workshops focused on helping tech entrepreneurs in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 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 training and mentorship program with our international community of qualified experts and mentors. The practical phase of the program was held from September 21st to October 21st, 2020. Visit www.adeieducate.com to learn more about the program.

Our team of mentors was provided by our partner, Creative Valley, which supports Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. in many ways.

The founder and director of Adei Institute of Technology Odomitchi Anikpo got to meet with Creative Valley president Yann Gozlan in Paris in March. Creative Valley not only provided a supportive network of mentors who added valuable expertise and know how to the mentorship, they even sent a representative to speak at the closing ceremony for Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. We extend our sincerest thanks to Creative Valley and all who supported our program!

Odomitchi Anikpo, founder and director of Adei Institute of Technology and Yann Gozlan, president of Creative Valley, meet in Paris.

Throughout the workshops, the entrepreneurs were assisted by our international community of mentors in the USA, Europe, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Left to Right: Aram Attar, Axelle Kadio-Morokro, Virginie Roux, Valentin Worms.

Our team of seasoned professionals assisted entrepreneurs at all three levels, providing valuable understanding of the diverse domaines of business, entrepreneurship, and technology. Endowed with their demonstrated expertise, they assisted the startups with the practical application of concepts learned at their companies. Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. could not have carried out such a successful program without the hard work of this international team of mentors. To learn more about our remarkable mentors, click here.

The program was made possible as well through the collaboration of our Program Development Team, who orchestrated the curriculum and organization of the program.

Left to right: Victor Nyamita, Annie Tanampai, Sherrin Nasr.

The program development team worked hard to create a cohesive and informative program, taking into account the various needs of the participants. They used their expertise in varied fields of international development to build curricula that brings knowledge to entrepreneurs at each of our three levels of engagement. To learn more about our treasured Program Development Team, click here.

Without the support of our esteemed partners, Adei Educate — Launch. Boost. Grow. could not continue to elevate the exceptional talent in Côte d’Ivoire’s emerging market. We at Adei Institute of Technology extend our sincerest thanks to our partners.

Finca Ventures explains their initiative:

FINCA Ventures is an impact investing initiative of FINCA International which builds on over 35 years of experience creating a global microfinance network that delivers financial access at scale. We know the challenges of building an enterprise in the world’s emerging markets and provide patient capital to innovative, high-impact social enterprises that spark household and MSME labor productivity. Our team actively partners with entrepreneurs who create solutions that meaningfully grow income and social resilience for families and small businesses.

Creative Valley, on their vision:

Creative Valley was founded 10 years ago and has contributed over that period to the success of hundreds of projects — brought by communities, students, startups and companies.

Our core mission is to accelerate the development of startups:

By providing the best support through our acceleration programs,

By stimulating and encouraging constant collaborative exchanges between our project teams in the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

All projects are housed at our various campuses, including some on a short-term basis through our numerous international exchange programs.

Seedstars shares their mission statement:

Seedstars is a Swiss-based private group of companies with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

Impact Hub Abidjan, in their words:

At Impact Hub Abidjan, we think that one single person or one single organization cannot know how to resolve the enormous challenges of this world.

We must work together to resolve the largest challenges of our time!

That’s why we decided to create a flourishing ecosystem in which innovation is encouraged, and collaboration between organizations, cultures, and generations is favored. [translated from French]

To learn more about our unparalleled network of partners, click here.