African Business Club

African Business Club

African Business Club

Our mission is to facilitate the professional integration of young talents interested in Africa and to contribute to the enrichment of the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in connection with the development of the continent.
(Updated on 03/02/2023)

In short

Professional association & think tank
Target audience
Supports projects in steps
Diaspora priority
Legal status
Association / Foundation / ONG


The African Business Club (ABC) is an association created in 2003 within the ESCP Business School and which today brings together a large network of professionals, entrepreneurs and graduating students.

Our action is based on three pillars: Leadership; Commitment; Unity.  

Our vision: To become a bridge between young people wishing to do business in Africa and the business ecosystem on African soil.

Our mission: To build a think tank around the issues/opportunities of contributing to Africa's development.

Our objective: To promote and strengthen the development of initiatives and opportunities in Africa.

Our work is materialised through different activities:

  • Meet & Share: A monthly round table where experts and personalities share their vision and convictions on current issues Interview: A regular podcast where personalities from the economic, political and social ecosystem exchange on their career path and their projects
  • Networking: Activities to revitalise the ABC network and interconnect ABC members, Alumni, partners and supporters.
  • Membership Pack: An all-in-one paid programme to support professionals and entrepreneurs in their installation in Africa.
  • African Next Challenge: An international competition designed to propose practical and innovative solutions to African issues.
  • Forum Elit': A forum of excellence where businesses operating in Africa recruit talent from the diaspora.  

The African Business Club offers support to diasporas in their project to return to Africa through its ABC Connect programme. ABC Connect offers a feedback package of the people who have made the move and coaching sessions on specific topics related to the issues of return to Africa. The African Next Entrepreneurs (ANE) is a programme that aims to support young entrepreneurs from the diaspora who often lack opportunities, funds and visibility to develop their projects through an innovation competition.


Market study
Diagnosis and business model
Aid for innovation
Organization, recruitment support
Toute personne intéressée par l'Afrique ou tout projet en lien avec le continent peuvent participer aux différents évènements et programme proposés par l’association.

Contact us

79 Avenue de la République75011ParisFrance
79 Avenue de la République
75011 Paris
79 Avenue de la République
75011 Paris


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    Target countriesCameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, ...
    Target audienceWomen entrepreneurs, Investors and Business Angels, Entrepreneurship / investment support organizations, Diaspora support organization professionals, Wanna-be entrepreneurs
    Project phasesAcceleration, Growth
    Proposed servicesBusiness Development Assistance, Business plan and implementation plan, Providing information, Partnerships
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