Changing the way that
big corporates think about
talent development, while driving
innovation across
Sub Saharan Africa

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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 tech start-ups across Sub Saharan Africa with talent and investors from around the world, driving growth and innovation across the continent whilst changing the way that big corporates think about talent development.

Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners

We partner with big companies that put a focus on talent development, corporate social responsibility, and internal entrepreneurship.

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We collaborate with top tier professionals from around the world that have worked in consulting, finance, tech or big business.

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We work with high potential start-up companies that are solving key social problems in Sub Saharan Africa.

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We support VC and impact investors active in Sub Saharan Africa with deal flow, due diligence and investment readiness.  

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our work

  • Its been very exciting to learn about the E-Payments space in East Africa

    Minhaj Adil

    Associate Director, UBS Singapore
  • It allowed me to put myself in the shoes of an entrepreneur

    Kristin Bredemeier

    Senior HR Business Partner, Dell
  • We got really in depth with the entrepreneurs.

    Chris Pinderhughes

    IBM Strategy Team, New York
  • The learning curve has been very steep and we managed to do a lot of work in just two weeks

    Sjir Timmermans

    Capital Markets Associate, Credit Suisse
  • This experience really gave me confidence. I think it’s reinvigorated my interest in my own job

    Peony Li

    Investment Banking Analyst, BofAML
  • The two week experience really pushed me out of my comfort zone.

    Sam Wilsher

    Associate, PWC


  • Hear from a recent consultant

    5 Apr

    Find out what a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment banker learnt from her time on a project with The Baobab Network

  • Feature in The Wharf

    5 Apr

    We were featured in The Wharf earlier this month, sharing how we are disrupting corporate talent development

  • We’re nuts about nuts!

    22 Mar

    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:

  • So what can big corporates learn from African start-ups?

    22 Mar

    Find out how your employer can become more agile, disruptive and impactful at our event in London on 29th March. Email for more info on how to sign up.