JFD opens its first growth accelerator in Africa in Libreville (Gabon)

Building on the success of JFD since 2013, Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO of JFD and President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network France, has inaugurated her very first growth accelerator in Africa, at the heart of Libreville in Gabon.

This inauguration was held in the presence of local and international personalities including Camélia Ntoutoume-Leclercq, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology Transfer and JFD Ambassador, Léod-Paul Batolo, Director General Comilog, Ingrid Jaumain, General Manager of Total Marketing Gabon, Marc Civolli, General Manager of GVA Gabon, Robert Masumbuko, Director of the African Development Bank Gabon, Virginie Mounanga, Entrepreneur CEO, Blanc Cristal, Alice Ouedraogo, Representative of the World Bank in Gabon, Sana Sionné, General Manager of Canal + Gabon as well as Laure Bigourd, General Manager, Gabon 24.

The very first JFD growth incubator in Africa, at the heart of Libreville in Gabon, will be a place to bring together women entrepreneurs, backbone of the African continent and the force behind this digital revolution. JFD will offer training and events and facilitate access to financing to boost their business.

“JFD Gabon is a place of innovation, a space for dialogue and emulation, a powerful network that we want to be pan-African and pan-European. We can no longer deprive ourselves of half of the talents. We must act from the youngest age to create vocations. It is a question of equality but above all of competitiveness. I invite all the economic actors to mobilize to support the reinforcement of this community of women who are changing the world” announces Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO JFD, President Global Entrepreneurship Network France.

The inauguration of JFD in Libreville on March 23, was also an opportunity to celebrate the African 2021 winners of les Margaret Award, placed under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
Margaret Entrepreneur Africa, Nneile NKHOLISE, co-founder & CEO 3DIMO in South Africa – Margaret Intrapreneur Africa, Eloho OMAME, founder of FirstCheck Africa in Nigeria – Margaret Junior Africa, Xaviera KOWO, 18 years old, Cameroonian programmer – Jury’s favorite Margaret Junior, Rose TUO, 15 years old, Ivorian developer of the X-Market project.

 

Boosting business growth opportunities for local women entrepreneurs

Gabon is the 6th most connected African country in the world and the future digital hub of Central and West Africa, according to a World Bank report.

The digital transformation that is driving the current changes in Gabonese society represents a major and decisive opportunity to give women the desire to dare, to innovate, to undertake. It is in this sense that the commitment of JFD in Gabon is in line with the decade of the Gabonese woman decreed in 2015 by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, for the empowerment of the Gabonese woman.

The day after the inauguration of JFD Gabon, over 20 trainings have already been delivered with the support of Comilog coaching workshop led by Gabon 24 focused on e-reputation training and speaking in the media.

“As a JFD ambassador in Gabon, I am delighted to be able to contribute to the training of a generation of women better represented in entrepreneurship and digital in Africa. My generation has an obligation to pave the way for other women, to train another generation of “Wonder Woman” because, as Nelson Mandela said, none of us alone can achieve success. “Camélia Ntoutoume Leclercq, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Technology Transfer and JFD Gabon Ambassador, said.

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