The Social & Inclusive Business Camp, funded by the Agence Française du Développement (AFD), offers every year to 40 social entrepreneurs the tools and coaching to accelerate their projects on the continent. Today, AFD has placed its trust in Investisseurs & Partenaires, African Management Institute (AMI), ScaleChanger and StartupBRICS to implement the program. With a strong pedagogical team and an in-depth knowledge of African entrepreneurship, the consortium will endorse SIBC’s values to support closely African entrepreneurs in their acceleration.
By joining the SIBC, you will meet entrepreneurs, experts, investors, international partners and will have many opportunities to exchange and learn from your peers. You too, be part of the adventure of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp!
What is the SIBC ?
A hybrid acceleration program for scaling up:
3 months of interactive e-learning program
1 tailor-made mentoring program for each entrepreneur
1 week of intensive bootcamp in Marseille, in partnership with the Summit EMERGING Valley
Joining an active and ambitious international community of entrepreneurs!
4 key thematics:
Leadership: become a leader, structure your governance and your internal organization to accelerate your growth
Scaling Up: adapte your business model and build your your scaling up strategy in order to maximize your impact
Investment Readiness: identify its financing needs, understand investors’ expectations and prepare to fundraising
Impact: measure your social performance, in link with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and maximize your impact
For who ?
The enterprise has to :
Be a legally registered company
Prove a positive impact in Africa: social or environmental impact, activity serving and/or integrating vulnerable populations in its value chain
Prove that you have first customers, a turnover and a balanced economic model or a medium-term profitability objective
Have a desire to grow and present a scale-up strategy that takes into account the maximisation of social or environmental impact
Objectives of the bootcamp:
Improve your business model and leadership through concrete operational tools and new management techniques.
Get inspiration and ideas from entrepreneurs, innovative business models, new financing tools.
Enjoy free coaching from experts and peer on your project and challenges.
Open up to new perspectives through inspiring workshops and testimonials.
Increase knowledge and skills for scaling up your business.
Building a common advocacy work to develop the African social business community and expand its network.
An initiative of AFD group :
AFD Group implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity. Their teams are at work on more than 4,000 projects in the field, in the French Overseas Departments and Territories, in 115 countries and in regions in crisis. AFD strive to protect global public goods – promoting a stable climate, biodiversity and peace, as well as gender equality, education and healthcare. In this way, AFD contribute to the commitment of France and the French people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The AFD Campus is the entity of the Agence Française de Développement Group dedicated to training and the sharing of knowledge and experience. From Marseille, and in many countries, it has been offering a unique educational offer to help with major economic, social and environmental transitions. Its innovative methodologies, based on the blending of knowledge, the promotion of collective intelligence and active learning formats, enable development actors to learn differently and to acquire the skills and attitudes necessary for the success of high-impact initiatives, projects and policies.