Join L’Afrique Excelle Venture Showcase at Afrobytes and VivaTech!

Ten of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups are selected to participate in L’Afrique Excelle’s second residency in France and will take part in the final Venture Showcase at Afrobytes and VivaTech in Paris.


L’Afrique Excelle in the francophone edition of XL Africa, the World Bank’s tech accelerator implemented by VC4A, Suguba and SahelInnov and focused on supporting growth-stage, post-revenue startups operating in Francophone Africa and aiming to raise their Series A in the range of $250K-$5M.


The residency will kick off with 2 days at The Camp in Aix-en-Provence where the founders will meet with local angel investors and get connected with the thriving startup ecosystem in the South of France. The program at The Camp will consist of several workshops and the Venture Academy format facilitated by our friends and program partners Marcel Dridje, Jean-Louis Brelet and Nathalie Dumas from Sophia Business Angels.

Following the trip to Aix-en-Provence, L’Afrique Excelle will spend the first day in Paris with our corporate partner Deloitte. The founders will receive one-on-one advise from in-house experts on tax, legal, corporate governance, corporate partnerships and valuations, while enjoying the views of Paris from the 27th floor of Deloitte Greenhouse. The day will close off with a networking cocktail (May 14th, 6-8pm), where investors, partners and media can meet the founders informally before the big showcase. Interested to attend? Please RSVP here.


L’Afrique Excelle Venture Showcase will take place at two major industry events – Afrobytes and at VivaTech. Investors interested in more in-depth interaction with the startups are advised to join the deep-dive sessions at Afrobytes.

L’Afrique Excelle Venture Showcase at Afrobytes

Date: May 15th, 2019
On-stage pitch: 11:40-12:40
Deep-dive sessions: 13:30-15:30
Location: Station F (Address: 5 Parvis Alan Turing, Paris)

You’re invited to see the on-stage pitch and participate in the closed-doors deep-dive sessions with the founders. Please pre-register for the sessions with specific startups HERE.

L’Afrique Excelle Venture Showcase at VivaTech

Date: May 16th, 2019
On-stage pitch: 11:30-12:30 at Espace 2000 
Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (Address: 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris)

It’s possible to schedule one-on-one meetings with any of the startups during May 15th or 16th at VivaTech.

A limited number of free tickets and 40% discount code for VivaTech investor passes can be made available to VC4A investment partners, please contact


StarNew Mobile Cameroon

StarNews Mobile is a network of mobile video channels allowing celebrities and brands to monetize their fan bases in Africa

GiftedMom Cameroon

GiftedMom is a mobile-based maternal health education solution to reduce maternal mortality rates in emerging markets by 9.7% annually

PAPS Senegal

Paps is responsible for the pickup and drop of any type of product, whether it’s a document or a pair of shoes from one place to another

Firefly Media Senegal

FIREFLY is an exclusive advertising agency offering a complete service to the clients, by  meeting the communication objectives and allowing unlimited creativity

Solaris Offgrid Tanzania, United Republic of

Solaris Offgrid is developing technology solutions for the 1 billion+ people who live without access to modern forms of energy.

LAfricaMobile Senegal

LAfricaMobile is a multichannel mobile platform that allows startups and African organizations to better interact with mobile users

SUDPAY Senegal

SUDPAY  is a startup specialized in Mobility Solutions and Ticketing. It developed a service platform and electronic payment platforms adapted to African realities

Diool Cameroon

Diool offers a simple way of exchanging digital payments and accessing financial services at scale

Eyone Senegal

EYONE is an IT company specializing in software publishing, consulting and information systems architecture, offering applications available on-site or online for tablet and mobile

L’Afrique Excelle is powered by the World Bank Group and the Tubaniso Agribusiness and Innovation Center (TAIC) with financial assistance from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented by VC4A, Suguba and Sahel’Innov.For more information on the program and the selected start-ups, visit