The adventure goes on ! 15 finalists for Afrique Créative 3rd edition! 

After 3 months of pre-incubation and intense preparation for the pitch, our 30 entrepreneurs were finally able to present their acceleration project in front of a jury made up of cultural, institutional players and investors. This jury assessed the potential and quality of each project according to pre-established criteria. Ultimately, 15 companies were selected to continue the program. 

These will benefit from the complete Afrique Créative incubation program, which includes technical, creative and financial support for 12 months. From July 2024, the 15 entrepreneurs will be supported by incubators to help them structure their economic model and encourage their scaling up.  

Concretely, each incubatee will benefit from the following program:   

  • Coaching sessions business by local incubators 
  • E-learning training common to the entire cohort   
  • Bootcamp #1 focused on entrepreneurial structuring and consolidation of the economic model 
  • Bootcamp #2 focused on scaling up and preparing for fundraising 
  • Individual coaching by creative mentors
  • Support from an investor with support in fundraising   
  • Financial support (between 30,000 and 60,000 euros) 

Here are the 15 winning companies by country: 

South Africa 

  • Collective Media Cooperative (CMC) 

Collective Media is a platform for innovative projects aimed at promoting more equitable relationships and economic benefits in the field of media and publishing. The platform offers the following services: AAZ (a customer connection service for freelancers), Etcetera (etc) (editorial & content production studio), and AYU (production and publishing of books). Neo Maditla And Osiame Molefe are the two founders and coordinators at CMC. 

https://www.collectivecoop.co.za

Benin

  • Funkè Fashion House 

FUNKÈ is a Beninese ready-to-wear brand whose particularity lies in the use of African artisanal textiles, notably the woven loincloth from Benin, modernized to make it suitable and comfortable for everyday life. The creations combine innovation with tradition, symbolizing a bridge between the past and present of African fashion. Pamella N'ZE ASSEKO is the Executive and Artistic Director of FUNKÈ. 

https://www.funkefashionhouse.com

Cameroon 

  • Sartoria Gaecy 

Sartoria Gaecy is a social sewing workshop producing tailor-made clothing, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories with a strong social impact for men, women, children and businesses. Sartoria Gaecy uses woven, dyed, embroidered and/or beaded fabrics designed in an artisanal and local way in its creations. Gaelle Edou is the founder of the Sartoria Gaecy brand as well as its creator and manager. 

https://www.instagram.com/sartoriagaecy

Ivory Coast 

  • Instant2Vie 

Created in 2014, Instant2vie Studio is an audiovisual and cinematographic production company whose vision is to tell a new imagination of Africa. The company produces films for businesses as well as TV channels.  Junior Charly Kodjo is the founder and manager. 

www.instant2viegroup.com  

Ghana 

  • WEAR Ghana 

WEAR Ghana is a fashion company offering contemporary African clothing. After a decade of brand building, WEAR Ghana launches Republic of Africa (ROA) as a vehicle for its expansion into the global market. Through partnerships with factories and designers in Africa, as well as effective marketing and distribution, ROA intends to make Afrocentric fashion a global benchmark product. Awura Abena Agyeman is the co-founder and director.  

  • DOBIISON

DOBIISON is a Ghana-based media technology company that provides Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality products and services that help organizations across various sectors in Africa transform their audience's attention into intent, driving sales and boosting the productivity. Their 360Africa platform offers interactive virtual tours and immersive 360º videos of Africa's natural and cultural heritage sites. Selasie Awity is its founder and artistic creator.

https://dobiison.com/

Kenya 

  • Freehand Movement 

Freehand Movement is a Nairobi-based animation studio dedicated to creating high-quality content celebrating African culture and history through fun and entertaining experiences. Their flagship show, “Uli & Tata's African Nursery Rhymes,” is a 2D animated series that follows the adventures of a brother and sister discovering African nursery rhymes. Sarah Mallia is the co-founder of Freehand Movement and also the creative producer. 

https://www.freehandmovement.com

  • Jiwe Studio 

Jiwe Interactive is a video game studio as well as technology company, revolutionizing digital content hosting and esports management. Jiwe Studio aims to create quality games and experiences around African stories. Max Musau is both the founder and director of Jiwe Studios. 

https://jiwe.studio

Morocco 

  • Les Bonnes Ondes 

Les Bonnes Ondes is an audio production studio creating and broadcasting various audio programs, ranging from reports to documentaries to talk shows. The studio offers complete audio services and podcast creation training. All this aims to enrich the media landscape with innovation.  Mehdi El Kindi is the founder. 

https://www.lesbonnesondes.ma

Uganda 

  • Skyline Media 

Skyline Media & Management Limited is a creative agency focused on marketing, content creation and 360° communications. Led by a team of creative industrialists with over a decade of experience monetizing creativity within the cultural and creative industry. Felix Byaruhanga is the founder and creative director. 

https://www.skylinemediaug.com

Senegal 

  • Kayfo Games 

Kayfo is a video game development studio based in Senegal, dedicated to creating innovative and culturally diverse experiences. The studio has produced dozens of mobile games and has developed a detailed understanding of African markets. Julien Herbin is the co-founder and CEO at Kayfo Games. Thierno Ndiaye is COO and game developer.  

https://www.kayfo.games/home

  • Ker Imagination (KIES) 

Founded in 2019, Ker Imagination Education (KIES) is a globally recognized organization in the fields of early childhood, innovative education and parenting in West Africa. KIES offers a bouquet of complementary solutions for African and Afro-descendant parents through its network of schools, its educational programs and the production of animated series to stimulate learning. Karima Grant is the founder.  

http://www.ker-imagination.com/  

  • Studio Sankara 

Studio Sankara is a Senegalese audiovisual, events and phonographic production agency created in 2003 by Didier AWADI. She has 20 years of creations and productions for major brands (Orange, NESTLE, etc.), television channels (RTS, TFM, Canal +, etc.) and international organizations (European Union, GIZ, etc.) . It has also produced major events such as the International Senerap Festival. Maguy Hortala Awadi is deputy general manager at Studio Sankara. 

https://studiosankara.com

Tunisia 

  • Cloud Visual Art 

Cloud Visual Art, through its Archivart platform, sells works of art and offers art clubs for children, painting workshops for companies, as well as products co-created with artists at affordable prices. At the same time, its Sprint Art incubator offers training and mentoring to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of emerging artists. Wafa Gabsi And Khalil Liouane are the managers.  

https://archivart.co

  • Digital Cultural Experience (DCX) 

Founded in 2018, DCX is a startup specializing in heritage education via digital technologies. DCX develops immersive experiences deployed in museums, schools and accessible online, to connect young people to their culture. Mohamed Ali Midani is its founder and director. 

https://ww.dcx.studio

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