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Entrepreneurship Incubator

Youth employment is a priority issue for all African countries. Every year millions of young Africans enter the job market. Many countries’ conditions for entrepreneurship a significant opportunity to improve. Young people need training, coaching, networking, and, most of all, financial support. CorpsAfrica Volunteers and alumni are recognized for their commitment to community development, leadership, and social entrepreneurship in Morocco, Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya. The service experience of CorpsAfrica Volunteers creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem conducive to developing start-ups and innovative projects which the Entrepreneurship Incubator program for alumni can then enhance.

The Entrepreneurship Incubator is a fully funded program of the Alumni Association providing high-level business training and seed funding to CorpsAfrica alumni. The program leverages the impact of CorpsAfrica service into important, long-lasting jobs that bring social good and substantive, bottom-line value to communities across Africa. All alumni-owned or co-owned ventures are welcome to apply to the program. 

$40,000

Distributed as seed funding for alumni-led ventures

8

Alumni-led ventures supported

Goals of entrepreneurship Incubator

Support the entrepreneurial mindset of CorpsAfrica Alumni – encouraging them to seek out job-creating opportunities. 

Connect alumni to resources (experts, organizations, training, etc.) that can help them achieve their goals.

Provide a financial investment for business ideas inspired by CorpsAfrica service and with the potential to create high-quality jobs.

Supported Alumni-Led Ventures

The first cohort of the Entrepreneurship Incubator ran from February to May 2023 with eight ventures taking their business ideas to launch. The second cohort was selected in November 2023 and will launch with seed funding in early 2024. 

Agribiotop

Pape Seyni Bar

Cohort Two/Senegal

Argan Essence

Mina Akhabbasse, Fatima Khouya, Amina Simour

Cohort 2/Morocco

August Green Farms

Dalitso Mndala

Cohort 2/Malawi

Bakery Serigne Babacar Sy

Kardiatou Niang

Cohort 2/Senegal

Dreams Kente Ventures

Victor Togborlo

Cohort 2/Ghana

Eza Agribusiness Rwanda

Anaclet Muhire

Cohort 1/Rwanda

Fandare Wopa

Aissata Sarr

Cohort One/Senegal

Gobladi Adventures

Mina Laabadel

Cohort One/Morocco

Green Innovation Network

Dennis Kayira, Tabitha Kasongo, Lucky Katundu

Cohort Two/Malawi

HerozMedia

Youssef Elmajydy

Cohort One/Morocco

MAAM

Amy Ndao Gueye, Mairame Niamadio, Amy Mbacke Mbaye, Anna Madeleine Badiane

Cohort Two/Senegal

Ngoma Farm

Modou Sene

Cohort One/Senegal

Soja Feed

Tusayiwe Sikwese

Cohort One/Malawi

We In Future

Ladislas Sibomana

Cohort One/Rwanda

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CorpsAfrica addresses two of Africa’s most difficult challenges: creating opportunities for youth and helping rural communities overcome extreme poverty and build resilience. We recruit motivated volunteers to live and work in remote, low-income areas in their own countries. They collaborate with the community to design and implement small-scale projects that address their top priorities and by doing so gain the skills and experience that lay the foundation for personal and professional success.

CorpsAfrica trusts youth and rural communities to help each other.