Our 2020 impact
Over the past 3 years we have experienced notable successes and driven significant impact. In 2020, we doubled our impact.
IMPACT ON GIRLS, EDUCATION AND FUTURE WORKFORCE
In 2020 we have trained 21 teachers in technical digital skills through our Technical Skills Training in collaboration with the Lycée Sainte Marie High School in Abidjan. The graduates of our technical training program have gone on to impart their knowledge to the 1400 girls and 190 staff members at the high school. Read the Spotlight.
AN IMPACT ON WORK, ECONOMY OPPORTUNITY AND INNOVATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT
In 2020 we have successfully implemented and run a four-week training and mentorship program in which 20 selected entrepreneurs benefited from 15 hours of training in each of 3 learning paths and over 250 hours of mentorship from our community of qualified experts and mentors. This four-week Workshop Series ended with the Start-ups Pitch Day, before our esteemed Panel of Investors and Mentors.
The program was a success with 11 program finalists, 5 of which were women-led start-ups, and 3 which were admitted on an audit basis. Out of 8 start-ups evaluated, 5 were granted a Certificate of Achievement. While one woman co-led start-up, was selected to pitch to investors at Angel Fair Africa. Furthermore, participating entrepreneurs raised a total of $23 million USD over the prior 7 editions.
Adei Educate - Launch. Boost. Grow has successfully contributed to the upskilling of early stage entrepreneurs, with all participants having improved their investment preparedness through their involvement in our program.
We are excited to announce the rollout of our fellowship program in 2021 including Adei Entrepreneurship Fellowship and the Adei Technology Fellowship to recognize a select group of high potential startups and tech talent and provide an engagement from us to support their success long term.
Adei Entrepreneurship Fellowship which focuses on supporting entrepreneurs towards achieving investment readiness through dedicated low touch mentorship, access to our network of Mentors and Subject Matter Experts. We facilitate connecting investment ready entrepreneurs to our network of local and international investors ready to deploy capital in Côte d’Ivoire.
Adei Technology Fellowship which offers a select number of outstanding advanced technical training program graduates a fellowship. The fellowship will include mentorship from top-notch technologists, challenging hands-on learning with real world projects and possible employment opportunities.