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African Development Bank (AfDB) 2022 Innovation Lab ESO360 Program

Are you running a business incubator, accelerator or fund that supports businesses to start up and grow? Are you interested in growing your entrepreneurship support organization to the next level? Do you want to boost the quality of your programs, engage more effectively with your community, and sustain your work and impact? Apply now for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Innovation Lab ESO360 Program 2022.

ESO360 works with your entrepreneurship support organizations (ESO) to strengthen organizational sustainability and the quality of entrepreneur support services you offer. The Program uses a unique and tailored approach, that considers the development of your ESO from multiple angles through a 360-degree assessment and support, for the holistic growth of your organization. They first understand the needs and priorities of your ESO, and then develop and deliver a combination of training workshops, guidance, and best practices as needed.

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About African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Established to promote economic and social development efforts on the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group comprises three entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB) which is the parent institution, created following an agreement signed by 23 founding member states on August 14, 1963 in Khartoum, Sudan. This became effective on September 10, 1964. The group includes two concessionary windows – the African Development Fund (ADF), established on November 29, 1972 by the African Development Bank and 13 non-African countries; and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF), set up in 197... read more


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AfDB Innovation Lab Program


Aim and Benefits of AfDB Innovation Lab Program

Through the Program, you will:

  • Self-assess – Assess your strengths and capacities in entrepreneurship support service delivery.
  • Strengthen your support to entrepreneurs – Strengthen and improve entrepreneurship support and BDS services and skills; training topics could include but are not limited to: Investment readiness (for entrepreneurs and ESOs), business planning, developing fundraising programs, etc.
  • Get certified – Certification provided by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
  • Improve your fundraising strategy – Assess your strengths and capacities in organization sustainability, communications and fundraising.
  • Individualized growth planning and capacity development – Leverage the Hub Collective to develop your own growth plan to boost your ESO’s communications and fundraising preparedness and capacities. Training topics could include but are not limited to: Grant fundraising strategy, revenue and income source planning, donor and private sector engagement, etc.
  • Gain experience – Gain practical experience and best practices through tailored support and active engagement with other ESOs.
  • Leverage the VC4A startup academy – Use top business courses of the VC4A Startup Academy for blended learning sessions within your startup support programs.
  • Gain access to VC4A partner tools – Be onboarded and get access to VC4A application and selection tools to manage your venture pipeline in a smart way.

Requirements for AfDB Innovation Lab Program Qualification

  • Applicants based in Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa;
  • At least two years of business activities and audited accounts;
  • Having grown to a team of 5+ full-time employees (including founders);
  • At least two finalized incubation/acceleration programs implemented with at least 20 supported and/ or 10 companies invested in;
  • At least one member of the executive team is available to participate for virtual training and support between April and June 2022.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for AfDB Innovation Lab Program

Management and Leadership – 30%:

  • A strong team that has the skills, knowledge and capacity to participate fully in the Program and implement learnings
  • Robust management and governance principles including adherence to financial management best practice

Sustainability and Aspirations – 30%

  • A clear mission, vision, and program alignment
  • A strong business model with a clear approach to scale and financial sustainability with justification

Programs and Impact – 25%

  • A clear description of current programs and how they link to objectives and impact with attention to the youth demographic where applicable
  • A clear approach to increase access to finance for SMEs
  • A clear description of how progress and impact is tracked, measured, reported and incorporated into program development

Community and Communications – 15%

  • A clear understanding of target groups and their value proposition to each of them
  • Awareness of the local community as well as stakeholders in the wider ecosystem

Applications will be scored according to the list of criteria above and weighted accordingly. Final decisions on successful applicants are made by Frankfurt School, Common Good Company and VC4A.


Application Deadline

January 2, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on vc4a.com to apply

They invite eligible business incubators, accelerators and fund managers to apply for this capacity development and support program.

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