We believe that fast growing, profit focused start-up companies can have huge impact on the people and markets they interact with. The Baobab Network connects early stage businesses in Sub Saharan Africa with talent and investors from around the world. We are driving growth, innovation and investment in a part of the world that needs it most, while changing the way that big corporates think about talent development.
We partner with big companies that put a focus on talent development, corporate social responsibility, and internal entrepreneurship.learn more
We collaborate with top tier professionals from around the world that have worked in consulting, finance, tech or big business.learn more
We work with high potential start-up companies that are solving key social problems in Sub Saharan Africa.learn more
We support VC and impact investors active in Sub Saharan Africa with deal flow, due diligence and investment readiness.learn more
In November 2017, a team of financial experts worked with early stage agtech start-up Ghalani in Accra. The Ghalani team have developed an app that helps farmers manage all aspects of their value chains, targeting big commercial growers as their main customers. Our team spent time building out the company’s value proposition for corporate clients, […]
In October 2017, The Baobab Network worked with Mergims, a Rwanda based Fintech start-up building a global remittance platform optimised for financial transactions in and out of Africa. The Mergims team are planning a Series A funding round in 2018 and needed support building their proposition and financial model for potential funders. We took a […]
In September 2017 we brought a team of finance experts to Zambia to work with one of the country’s most exciting Fintech start-ups. Mangwee are building Zambia’s first affordable peer to peer mobile money platform, and have a vision that no one should be excluded from the financial system. Our team build a detailed financial […]
In September 2017 we took a team of experts to Lusaka, Zambia, to work with early stage ed-tech start-up Unified Learn. The company’s vision is to build Africa’s largest online university, and the founders believe that the internet is a powerful way for adult learners across the continent to get access to great content and […]
We’ve had professionals from the below companies come on our projects in the last year.
It allowed me to put myself in the shoes of an entrepreneur
The learning curve has been very steep and we managed to do a lot of work in just two weeks
We got really in depth with the entrepreneurs.
Its been very exciting to learn about the E-Payments space in East Africa
This experience really gave me confidence. I think it’s reinvigorated my interest in my own job
The two week experience really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Find out what a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment banker learnt from her time on a project with The Baobab Network http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/business/what-canary-wharf-consultant-gained-12819252
We were featured in The Wharf earlier this month, sharing how we are disrupting corporate talent development http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/business/baobab-network-targets-canary-wharf-12819075
We spent two weeks in Nairobi working with Nawiri Nuts, a Macadamia Nut processing start-up. Read more about how they are balancing commercial growth with real social impact here: http://thebaobabnetwork.com/ourwork/
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