Created in 2017, the FIDEA is an international forum dedicated to entrepreneurship in Africa. Organized once a year in a different African country, the FIDEA is an unmissable event for entrepreneurs.
The FIDEA is above all:
A MEETING PLATFORM
bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, private and public sector actors from different African countries.
A THINK TANK
which provides solutions to problems related to the development of entrepreneurship in Africa.
AN ACCELERATOR OF INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
by supporting them technically and financially through the FIDEA Startup Contest.
Making entrepreneurship an engine for development in Africa.
A major challenge...
In 2050, in less than 35 years, the African continent will be home to 2.3 billion people, a quarter of the world's population. Confronted with this demographic explosion, African countries face a major challenge: provide employment for all and meet the needs of a young and constantly growing population. In order to achieve this goal, the development of entrepreneurship is one of the key solutions that enables the creation of wealth, jobs and innovative solutions to meet the needs of populations and social transformations.
...an opportunity to seize.
While demographic pressure is a major issue, it can also become a powerful leverage for the development of African countries. By stimulating the entrepreneurial ecosystem, States will be able to better respond to the various issues related to development. The encouragement and multiplication of entrepreneurial initiatives constitute a multitude of opportunities for :
YOUNG PEOPLE: who will have the opportunity to create their own jobs and generate their own income.
BUSINESSES: which will be able to grow in a more supportive business environment and a more dynamic market.
THE STATES: which will allow the emergence of a large middle class thanks to the reduction of unemployment, and thus increase tax revenues.
Bringing together key players to stimulate the entrepreneurial ecosystem by putting innovation and young entrepreneurs at the center.
The platform motivates young people and opens up great prospects for research and innovation in order to create favourable conditions for serene, stable and resilient development.
Cossi Gastion DOSSOUHOUI, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Republic of Benin
It is perfect timing that FIDEA comes to encourage young people in this exercise of being able to create their own employment.
Minsob LOGOU, Founder & CEO of LCT
The experience of FIDEA has been a beautiful and new experience for me because it is the first time I participate in an international forum like this in Cotonou.
Sédric DEGBO, Winner of the FIDEA 2019 Digital Innovation of the Year Award
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