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Emerging Valley 2018 thecamp
Startup Entrepreneur Acceleration

EMERGING Valley, creating a hub for African tech in the Aix-Marseille region

More than 1000 investors, entrepreneurs and government officials met in Marseille and at thecamp on November 20 and 21 for the second edition of the EMERGING Valley summit, co-organized by the AFD (French development agency).

The attendees included several digital ministers from African countries, around twenty incubators from around Africa and 100 African startups, of which nearly 70 participated in the event’s Social and Inclusive Business Camp with more than 40 international investors.

thecamp welcomed the second day of the event, which included the AFD’s launch of Digital Africa, a unique platform in the Aix-Marseille region where innovation leaders from Africa and Europe meet to interact and to help positive impact projects emerge.

Meet Siny Samba, an inspiring Senegalese entrepreneur!

Siny Samba is a Senegalese entrepreneur who participated in the second season of Climb, the acceleration program at thecamp co-produced with Le Village by CAAP. She pitched her startup, Le Lionceau, for investors at EMERGING Valley. Learn more about how she's working to create more nutritious food for babies while strengthening local supply chains (video in French):

Meet Fatimah Nasser, a Libyan entrepreneur empowering women!

Fatimah Nasser is the CEO of Yummy, and also pitched her startup for investors at EMERGING Valley. Learn how she's creating a platform that gives women in Libya the tools to market and sell homemade food and join in the economy:

Meet Sihle Tshabalala, a South African entrepreneur giving digital skills to underprivileged youth!

Sihle Tshabalala is the founder of Quirky 30, which provides software development training for youth in disadvantaged communities. Hear why he believes that improving access to technology can help fight poverty, crime and more: