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The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe. The Group Division Voith Hydro is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as trusted partner for equipping hydropower plants. Voith develops customized, long-term solutions and services for large and small hydro plants all over the world. Its portfolio of products and services covers the entire life cycle and all major components for large and small hydro plants, from generators, turbines, pumps and automation systems, right through to spare parts, maintenance and training services, and digital solutions for intelligent hydropower.

Ecolog is a leading provider of integrated solutions, supply chain and logistics, technology, construction, facility management and environmental services. It provides turnkey and customized solutions to governments and defense, commercial clients in the energy, Oil & Gas, Mining and Infrastructure sectors as well as humanitarian organizations. Incorporated more than two decades ago, Ecolog has carried out over 1,100 projects and is active in 36 countries, leveraging a pool of nearly 12,000 committed people in more than 150 locations around the globe.

Since July 2004, Songas has been powering Tanzania’s industrialization through the supply of safe and reliable energy. By utilizing the country’s own natural gas resources, the Songas facility continues to supply the most cost-effective energy to the region and provides an alternative source of generation. It is estimated that the Songas facilities have saved Tanzania more than US$6.5 billion by helping to avoid the high costs of importing fuel oil used for power generation and industrial applications

Engie group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, our ambition is to become the world leader in the zero carbon transition "as a service" for our customers, in particular global companies and local authorities. We rely on our key activities (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions. With our 160,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Covirán es una empresa de distribución alimentaria, compuesta por 2.467 socios detallistas independientes de este sector. En la actualidad, esta cooperativa ocupa la segunda posición en el ranking nacional por número de establecimientos, cerrando el ejercicio 2018 con más de 3.034 supermercados que operan bajo la enseña Covirán repartidos por toda la península ibérica. En 2018, alcanzó 1.372 millones de ventas brutas bajo enseña, un 2,5 mayor que en 2017. Su apuesta por la economía social, contribuyendo a generar empleo y riqueza en los territorios donde se asienta, caracterizan esta cooperativa, un referente de la economía social en España y Portugal.

La incubadora y aceleradora de startups Lanzadera forma parte, junto con EDEM Escuela de Empresarios y la sociedad de inversión Angels, del polo de emprendimiento Marina de Empresas. Se trata de una iniciativa de Juan Roig situada en la Marina de València que tiene la misión de formar, asesorar y financiar a los emprendedores de hoy y del futuro y que constituye una apuesta por la creación de riqueza, el empleo y el fomento de la cultura del emprendimiento.

Africa • Start-Ups • Mar 2019

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L'Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition /1of the World Bank Group's XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator.

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. • More detailed info.


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GE Aviation an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines, avionics, digital solutions and electrical power systems for aircraft. GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Channel VAS is the premium Fintech and data analytics provider, offering Mobile Financial Services by supporting Large Mobile Telecom Operators to provide airtime/data credits and Micro-Finance Institutions to provide micro and nano cash loans to unbanked population in the emerging markets, through big data and proprietary analytics tools.

Barko Financial Servicesis a leading microfinance institution in South Africa, established in 1996. The group offers an ethical and innovative credit solution to formally employed and financially underserved employees. Barko Financial Services identified its market as being the millions of modest-earning, but salaried South Africans, Government employees, mineworkers and civil servants. Barko Financial Services has grown rapidly in the past years through innovative system enhancements to manage information and collection capabilities, resulting in a faster and more secure experience for the client. Barko Financial Services makes a difference in the social and economic landscape in which the business operates. Barko Financial Services empowers the communities where it has a presence.

VC4Ais an ecosystem builder that leverages its infrastructure, network and expertise for the programs that contribute to Africa’s startup movement. Since 2008, the organization designs, structures and implements successful entrepreneurship programs on the continent. VC4A runs an online platform featuring the world’s largest database of African startups and connecting local entrepreneurs to learning resources, mentors, investors and partner programs.

The African Business Angel Network (ABAN) is a Pan-African non-profit association. ABAN was founded in early 2015 to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to grow the cohort of early stage investors excited about the opportunities in Africa.

Naspersis a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. The group operates and partners a number of leading internet businesses across Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia in sectors including online classifieds, payments and fintech, food delivery, travel, education, health, and social and internet platforms. Naspers has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange in South Africa, and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The African IXP Associationis a group of Internet exchange point operators from across Africa, brought together by a shared need to coordinate and exchange knowledge. It aims to foster an enabling environment for IXP operators, improve connectivity within the continent, and increase the Internet’s value for all. AFIX was established in 2012, joined the Internet exchange Federation (IX-F) in 2014, and now organizes the annual African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF).

KaiOS Technologiespowers an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services, and exists to empower people around the world through technology. Its flagship product, KaiOS, is the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones with more than 100 million devices shipped in over 100 countries. Kai’s mission is to open up new possibilities for individuals, organizations, and societies by bringing mobile connectivity to the billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as providing those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones. KaiOS is based on HTML5 and other open web technologies. Devices running on the platform require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience through access to apps like WhatsApp, the Google Assistant, YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps, and Twitter.

Rogers Capitalis a well-established FinTech company in Mauritius and is a subsidiary of Rogers Group, one of the largest conglomerate listed on the SEM 10 on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Rogers Capital is a leading Mauritian provider of fiduciary, technology and financial services. Its Technology arm is a leading Infocom solutions provider in Mauritius & the Indian Ocean region with a multi skilled workforce of 125 ICT Professionals and with an ISO/IEC 27001 certified Data Centre.

AGCOis a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and delivers high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® smart farming solutions. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.4 billion in 2018.

Baker Hughes, a GE company, is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

Talamus Health Inc. was founded in 2015 by Murisiku (Muri) Raifu MD, MPA, FAANS as a platform to deliver integrated, cost efficient and reliable healthcare solutions in Emerging Markets, while improving access to the data and analysis that is essential to modern approaches to healthcare management.

Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited (IEPL) operates state of the art Petrochemical plants, which produces a range of Poly Ethylene (PE) and Poly Propylene (PP) products. The PE and PP plants are licensed by Nova Chemicals, Canada and Lyondell Basell of Italy, respectively, and the Olefins plant is licensed by M/s Kellogg Brown & Root of USA. The manufacturing plants are well supported by a captive power plant, technical and management support services.

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