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Apply now for the 2024 AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator Program for Young Entrepreneurs.

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Apply now for the 2024 AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator Program for Young Entrepreneurs. Applications are now open for the 6th edition of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) Francophone African Virtual Incubator (IFAV) Program.

Created in 2018 by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, the Francophone African Virtual Incubator (IFAV) is a program supporting young African entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their innovative startup projects of a social nature.

The program is for project leaders in the ideation phase. The program offers personalized support to begin the creation of organizations with a strong social or environmental impact. It deploys all the steps allowing the launch of an entrepreneurial dynamic: From analysis of the need-generating ideation to the construction of the business model as an integrating tool, including prototyping and market tests.

For each edition, the IFAV welcomes a cohort of 30 rigorously selected project leaders. More than 90 entrepreneurs have been able to start their entrepreneurial projects in their country in Africa.

See Also: Apply now for the 2024 Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Program for Young Entrepreneurs.

Eligibility and Requirements for the AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator

Participants are to meet the following:

  • Participants should have a project or idea that can respond in an innovative way to social, societal, or environmental needs on the African continent.
  • Participants must be motivated, committed, and ready to embark on the adventure of business creation.
  • Participants must be based in Central Africa & Great Lakes, North Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East.
  • Participants must come from a university that is a member of the AUF or affiliated with a university establishment (recent graduate or student in the process of obtaining your diploma).
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What You Stand to Gain from the AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator

The selected project will receive the following:

  • Selected participants will receive support in 12 intensive sprints over three (3) months with trainers, mentors, and experts, and the entire team will be at their disposal and attentive throughout the development of your project.
  • Participants will participate in collective training on subjects such as digital marketing, sustainable development, the CANVA business model, go-to-market strategy, etc.)
  • Participants will receive one-to-one coaching sessions will be assigned to you to support them on the different aspects to ensure the development and deployment of their solution.
  • Selected participants will receive mentoring sessions from experts in their professions to answer their problems.
  • Participants will receive inspiring Talks “from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs” that are sure to inspire them. It is also an opportunity to discover feedback from entrepreneurs.
  • Participants will have access to funding opportunities and will receive awards.
  • B2B and B2C: By integrating the IFAV program they will have access to a network of AUF and LaStartupStation partners.

Application Process for the AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator

The application deadline is the 7th of February, 2024.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the official webpage of AUF Virtual African Francophone Incubator.

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