Making Progress
‍Inevitable

We are backing Africa’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness.

Growth. Trust.

Innovation.

Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, IDEA Africa partners with exceptional founders across the continents to launch and scale startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Our global community of partners, mentors, and organizations backs African entrepreneurs from the very start of their founder journey—pre-team or even pre-idea. Since inception, we have helped create and invested in more than 165+ startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 400 startups by 2025.

A better future will not happen automatically—Africa needs determined, ambitious, and resilient founders to build it. We are committed to supporting them and pursuing our vision of making progress inevitable.

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What sets us apart?

Idea Africa is ranked the #1 tech incubator in Lagos by Art of Technology Lagos 5.0. The ranking recognizes our commitment to helping entrepreneurs and high-growth tech startups scale, fostering a vibrant startup community, and fueling innovation in Africa.

Idea Africa is proud to be part of a network of world-class mentors, partners and startups who provide impactful and to-the-point support – fostering an ecosystem based on the labour of love.

Joining Idea Africa means joining a strong, unique and vibrant community of like-minded people who are passionate about tech, innovation and changing the status quo.

Your Support Matters

Every dollar counts. By donating to IDEA Africa, you are investing in the future of Africa and empowering entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. Together, we can build a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow for generations to come.

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