AYADA Lab Program for West Africa Entrepreneurs

AYADA Lab Program for West Africa Entrepreneurs

AYADA Lab Program for West Africa Entrepreneurs

Do you have a tested idea or have you set up a Startup in the fields of culture, the creative industries, sustainable environment or education?

Would you benefit from the mentoring of established top African cultural and digital entrepreneurs? Would your startup benefit from a program of incubation and acceleration? If yes, then apply for the AYADA Lab program.

The Goethe Institut and the Institut Français are currently inviting applicants for its AYADA Lab, the first intensive Franco-German Incubation and Acceleration Program.

It takes place in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana from June 2019 to April 2020. It consists of local and regional workshops, mentoring by some of the best African entrepreneurs today in the areas of cultural and social entrepreneurship, networking with African and European cultural entrepreneurs. The program is conducted in English and French, the two languages ??of the Lab.


  • Individual mentoring
  • Selection of the second round of candidates for an entire year of individualized mentoring and participation in the AYADA Lab regional workshop
  • Networking Travels
  • In Europe and Africa to meet experts in cultural and social creative industries
  • At local workshops
  • Taking place in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon, with African
  • cultural, digital and social experts to support startups

    Eligibility Criteria

    Young West Africans entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria are welcome to apply:

  • Be between 20 and 35 years old.
  • Be a national of Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria or Senegal.
  • Have year-long experience in project management or a project idea that brings innovation value with a strong impact on society.
  • Have a project in the fields of cultural and creative industries (fashion, books, cinema, performing arts, etc.), education (access to knowledge, equal opportunities and opportunities, active citizen, etc.) or social (Environment).

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can apply online via the given website.

    For more information and application details, see; AYADA Lab Program for West Africa Entrepreneurs

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