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This annual Awards and its Brochure published by MyAfricanStartUp is made possible thanks to the invaluable support of partners.
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HEC Paris , Partner of MyafricanStartup since its creation in 2017.

HEC Paris is regularly ranked among the world's top business schools, regardless of the rankings or the category of programmes ranked. These rankings underline the school's academic excellence.The HEC Paris Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre has created an unrivalled concentration of entrepreneurial energy! Whatever your profile as an entrepreneur or company, whether you're a budding start-up or a burgeoning unicorn, an accelerating sme or a corporate metamorphosis, a budding entrepreneur or an experienced manager, self-taught or a graduate, whether you're from Paris, Abidjan, Douala, Seoul or New York, if you're driven by the desire to change the world, HEC Paris can help you develop with ambition, efficiency and impact!


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ASAFO & CO. is an international law firm established to deliver a unique and integrated offering of world class legal services dedicated to Africa-related business. With experienced teams on the ground in key hubs across the African continent and a unique pan-African footprint, ASAFO & CO. has positioned itself as Africa’s international law firm.

With over 150 lawyers and legal professionals across offices in Abidjan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, London, Mombasa, Nairobi, Paris and Washington DC, the team works on complex and high impact transactions, financings and dispute resolution matters in a broad range of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, natural resources (mining, oil and gas), telecommunications, agribusiness, healthcare, as well as banking and financial services. ASAFO & CO. regularly acts for development finance institutions, sponsors and developers, States, commercial banks and investment funds on high impact projects that are key to driving progress in Africa.

Our team of private equity and venture capital lawyers regularly advise investors and young companies with high innovation impact potential on transactions that foster entrepreneurial growth and innovation in Africa.

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The African Development Bank (known by its acronym AfDB) is a multinational development finance institution established to contribute to the development and social progress of African states. The Bank has launched various initiatives to support entrepreneurship, including Boost Africa, which stems from the conviction that we can improve living standards and accelerate social progress in Africa by fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.

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To compile the rankings, the MyAfricanStartUp.com teams criss-crossed the continent with the support of Air France. This on-the-ground approach enabled them to evaluate and select the best companies.