The Observatory of Support for Entrepreneurship (OSE) in Africa Conceptual Model is based on scientific research published in peer-reviewed journals as well as popular publications such as Harvard Business Review France® by the authors of this report and is based on the capture of big data on the internet using automated scraping techniques.
To that end, we will embark on an initial phase of identifying and qualifying key players in the targeted entrepreneurial ecosystem, using a variety of reference sources such as bilateral cooperation organizations, patronal conferences, professional associations, institutions, researchers, and universities. We were able to identify almost 1500 entrepreneurs in 19 African countries, making this the most comprehensive and exhaustive repository to date.
To enable our Observatory to provide its full value, we qualified the entire database of over 1500 actors by specifying the kind and role of each actor, using a consistent model of distribution of these types and roles. The following types of actors are listed: Schools, Universities, Training Centers, Incubators, Accelerators, Social Economy Actor, Co-Working Spaces, Startup Nurseries, Third Places, FabLabs, Cultural Space for Startups, Media with an Entrepreneurial Focus, Startup Event, Clusters, Competitivity poles, Business Angel Clubs, Venture Capital, National Institutions, International Institutions, Local Institutions, Banks.
Following the hexagonal model, each of these categories of actors has been assigned a key role: schools and universities, incubators, accelerators, practice support, private equity investors (VCs and business angels), and government actors.
As presented below, OSE in Africa present a cutting edge complementary tool to leverage efficient strategy to stimulate Entrepreneurship in Africa.