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1 Incubator Success Stories in Africa World Bank/infoDev Experience Oltac Unsal, Manager AfDB-EMRC SME Forum, June 2011

2 What does Incubator Success mean? Three levels and narratives (which may or may not overlap): 1. Network success is infodev successful? 2. Incubator success sustainable incubator? Stakeholders? Inclusion? 3. SME success ultimate beneficiary 4. Where do we go from here together?

3 infodev is a World Bank FPD Group focused on Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation Focus on enterprises that use technology to deliver innovative solutions or to increase their competitiveness and market reach Snapshot of Results 300+ incubators globally 100% locally owned and operated 6 Regional Networks 80+ developing countries 20,000+ SMEs assisted 220,000+ Jobs created 90% success rate of incubators 75% survival rate of incubated SMEs 3 years after graduating ~1:1 leverage with local partners Regional Networks: Asia, Africa, ECA, Middle East / North Africa, Latin America / Caribbean Global Communities of Practice: Youth, Women, ICT High Growth, Agribusiness

4 infodev s Finland program leverages Nokia to promote mobile innovation in Africa 1 2 Regional M-Apps Labs: Testing and training facilities for developers Incubation services for entrepreneurs Locally owned and operated PPP Mobile Social Networks: Communities of practice for developers and entrepreneurs infodev provides TA and seed financing..while working to improve the regulatory environment Results: M-Apps: 1. Mobile Application Labs USD5m, 5 labs in 3 continents incubating 50 SMEs by Social Networking Hubs, 7 cities, participants from 400 organizations by 2012

5 Network of s advances global innovation in climate technologies and builds local industry Building a network of 30 Climate Innovation Centers (s) that serve multiple priorities pilots launching in Kenya and India, business plans underway for other countries Private Sector Development Climate change Energy security & access s are virtually or physically hosted centers that deliver: Risk financing Technology information Business advise Capacity building Market analysis Policy advocacy Testing facilities Results: Kenya : Over 120 stakeholder consulted, 26 market gaps analyzed USD 15.2m over 5 years, USD 9 m in investments, 100% leverage, over 70% sustainable after 10 years, over 70 new ventures supported over 24,000 jobs over 10 years at cost of <USD 850 per job, 1.5m tons of CO2 mitigated, Increased energy access to over 300,000 Kenyans

6 infodev s analytical and research products are a trusted source of information 37% of infodev.org users say our products supported development of new policy or regulation How do people use our knowledge products? 87% of infodev.org users say our products provide important background knowledge >14,000 unique users a month visit It gives a sense of authenticity, when the facts and figures are from infodev. User discussing broadband debate in India, infodev Website User Survey 2010

7 Incubator Success: The Kenya Climate Innovation Center Finance Advisory Services Enabling Ecosystem Access to Information Access to Facilities Risk Capital Fund Business Training Policy Support Market Information In-sourced Proof of Concept Basic & advanced courses Advice and advocacy Market Intelligence Products Computer Animated Design Seed Investments Investment Facilitation Syndication Working capital & consumer finance facilitation Seminars and Events Local bank training program Technical Training Product design, & tech courses Advisory Service Fund International Collaboration Network Brokering of tech transfer and joint R&D Center Visibility Competitive Landscape Technology Information Tech quality & performance data Finance Information Database Rapid 3D prototyping Office & networking space Outsourced Testing and demo Initial production Packaged services TA Fund 7

8 Incubated SME Success infodev Top 50 SMEs Global Competition Over 1,000 submissions from 64 Countries Over 100 Submissions from 18 African Countries Top 50 Awards: 11 African Companies from 11 Countries 4 Access to Markets & Finance Awards on June 1, 2011 at infodev Global Forum in Helsinki to African incubated entrepreneurs

9 EGG-energy TANZANIA We deliver electric power to low-income African households. One battery at a time. Welcome to the portable grid! EGG-energy links electricity sources to end users with a battery subscription service: We take electricity from a grid connection or from an off-grid power station and package it into portable, rechargeable, and affordable batteries, owned and maintained by EGG-energy. Each battery is rented to a customer in exchange for a subscription fee. Each fully charged battery is sufficient to power lights, cell-phones and radio in a typical household for five nights. At the end of their useful life, batteries are removed from circulation and recycled. Our largest customer segment is the 5 million rural households in Tanzania that will not be connected to the grid in the foreseeable future. These households rely largely on agriculture for their income, use kerosene to light small lanterns, chop wood for fires, and use AA batteries to power low-quality radios. Their total spending on kerosene and AA batteries is $500 million.

10 MFarm KENYA MFarm Ltd is a software solution and agribusiness company. Our main product is an application that delivers necessary information for Kenyan farmers, thereby helping farmers to improve their productivity and increase their incomes. MFarm has adopted an SMS-based solution to empower farmers through the following services: Price information inquiry The farmers inquire current market prices of different crop from regions or specific markets via SMS. This application allows farmers to have greater bargaining power with middlemen and empowers them with information about different market prices before they market their produce. Buying/selling together Farmers get connected to suppliers and, through collective buying power (think Groupon), get 30% - 50% percent off of farming inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and useful equipments that suppliers have to offer. The collective buying will be done via SMS through M-Farm.

11 Chahbani Technologies TUNISIA CHAHBANI conceived and tested several innovations related to the water resources (rain water and ground water) mobilization, use, and conservation. The top of these innovations is the Buried Diffuser which has a worldwide patent. In 2005, Professor CHAHBANI decided and started the creation of his enterprise (Chahtech SA) under the umbrella of Enterprise incubator. This Enterprise will manufacture and commercialize the product of this invention: the buried diffuser. In 2009 company started building the factory, buying the machines and all needed equipments. End of 2009 the buried diffuser received the UNESCO International Water Prize and the The Tunisian National Prize of Scientific Innovation. Now everything is ready to start the production and the commercialization of the different models of the buried diffuser. This is programmed for end of June

12 AlKhawarizmy Software EGYPT alkhawarizmy Software is an Egyptian Company working in the Arabic Natural Language Processing (NLP) field. Despite the complex nature of the Arabic language and its unique structure, alkhawarizmy takes the challenge to provide the Arabic user with multiple applications that understand and interact with the Arabic language, in order to simplify the way the user interacts with Arabic electronic content. alkhawarizmy Software was established in January, 2006 by Dr. Hossam Mahgoub, who wanted to invest his 20 years of experience in the field of Computational Linguistics for the Arabic language, to provide the Arabic user with applications that facilitate the processing of Arabic content and present them in a manner useful both to the Arabic user and to the user of Arabic.

13 Access to Finance Program with the Kenyan Risk Capital Fund Proof of Concept (US$ 25K -100K) Funding to allow entrepreneurs prove that a business idea/model is feasible 0% co-investment required, entrepreneur skinin-the-game (cash and/or in-kind) required Seed investments ($100K -750K) Financing for start-up companies to assist them move from the PoC stage to sustainability Highly flexible and can involve equity, debt and/or convertible debt Target for 30% portfolio to receive 1:1 coinvestment Co-investment & entrepreneur skin-in-thegame in cash or in kind required. Investment Facilitation facilitates entrepreneurs, SMEs, government and industry with other funding sources leveraging center s brand name and relationships Syndication to leverage other grant, loan and equity investments bring together multiple sources of finance that maybe available in the market but unknown Facilitation of working capital financing and receivables financing from banks Facilitation of consumer finance to ensure adoption of technologies once in the market Possible partnership with CTI PFAN and others hungry for viable investment but want something vetted and a little larger

14 Building a Pipeline of New Ventures Country: Kenya Company: Craftskillz Entrepreneur: Simon Mwachiro Clean Technology: Small Wind Current capacity: 10 to 20 turbines a year. Employees: Between 3-20 Barriers Solutions Lack of risk capital Center could offer start up risk funding. Simon is looking for approx USD100k Standardization Policy Business support Equipment and tools Center could offer standards for various tech Center could act as an Industry Association Center could provide business training, market data etc. Center could provide facilities where entrepreneurs could prototype their innovations and produce initial products for proving the market.

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