Our focus is on early-stage companies that have spun out of Sub Saharan Africa’s best universities. These start-ups will be using technology to build scalable solutions in five key sectors which closely align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
It is estimated that 84% of small and medium sized enterprises in Africa are either unserved or underserved in terms of funding. This leads to a financing gap of over $170 billion USD.
Our teams spend time with start-up companies getting them into a position of clear strategic direction and investor readiness. Our focus is on early stage companies that are actively seeking investment and we gear our work so it directly influences the chances of the company securing a round.
Our two week accelerator programmes are focused on preparing early stage businesses for growth. Our teams prepare high quality strategy documents and investor pitch decks, which involve analysis on a company’s product, market, financials, management team and long term vision.
Start-Ups across Sub Saharan Africa are experiencing a very challenging talent gap, which is stifling growth and holding back the scalability of new companies.
The Baobab Network immerses world class talent from around the world into early stage businesses in Africa, giving start-ups access to top skill sets that they otherwise couldn’t afford. Our programmes also help management teams become more strategic and focused with their recruitment strategies.