ANE - African Next Entrepreneurs

ANE is a programme that aims to support young diaspora entrepreneurs who often lack opportunities, funds and visibility to develop their projects through an innovation competition.
(Updated on16/01/2023)

In short

Détail des critères de l'offre

Anyone interested in Africa or any project related to the development of the African continent.

Target audience
Women entrepreneurs
Investors and Business Angels
Entrepreneurship / investment support organizations
Diaspora support organization professionals
Wanna-be entrepreneurs
Project phases
Activity sectors
Agriculture and agri-food
Commerce and handicrafts
Finance and assurance
Green tech/ Environmental and urban services
Human services, health
Business services, engineering, consulting
Information and Communication Technologies/ Media
Transport, logistics
Femme entrepreneuses
Women entrepreneurs
Diaspora priority level value


Through this event, ABC would like to:  

✓ Make cultural diversity a lever for innovation in France and on the African continent.

✓ Create innovation bridges between France and the African continent.

✓ Support young project holders from the diaspora who often lack opportunities, funds and visibility to develop their projects.

✓ Connect high potential project holders with stakeholders in innovation, and the French and African economy.

✓ Overcome the lack of diversity in the French entrepreneurial landscape.

✓ Encourage innovation within the French African diaspora.

✓ Make our rich network of alumni available for French African innovation.  

QUESTIONING: ABC will study and select 20 entrepreneurial projects on the basis of applications received

REWARDING: After deliberation, 3 prizes will be awarded by the final jury to reward the 3 best projects.  

ASSISTING: ABC and its network of experts will prepare the selected projects via online workshops for 8 weeks on topics such as personal branding, the art of pitching, digital marketing, etc.

10 projects will be selected for a final pitch on 18 June, before a panel of experts and investors.    

This project is aimed at young entrepreneurs and student-entrepreneurs from the African diaspora in France.

Service(s) proposé(s)
Business Development Assistance
Business plan and implementation plan
Providing information
Other services proposed by the organization
Description du processus

Where: The event will take place in a school or other venue, depending on the health regulations in force.

The option of digital participation will also be available.

When: It will take place on 18 June 2022.

How: ANE application registration : through an online form.

Updated information will be provided at a later date.

Delay for answers to applications
2 weeks
Difficulty level
Difficulty level
1 (very easy)
Time required to prepare your application
0,5 day
Average acceptance rate
Application mode
Includes funding
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