Created in 2017 in Aix-Marseille-Provence, the new Hub of emerging innovations between Europe and Africa, EMERGING Valley is the international summit that attracts to Provence investors, African startups and African and emerging digital ecosystems that want to strengthen their international attractiveness, develop their business relationships and accelerate their impact at the global scale.
As a partner, ANIMA will be present at this edition, to present and gather its network around the REA-BRIDGE Africa project and to launch two activities of the project:
A mentoring programme for 15 African entrepreneurs who are members of REA (Réseau d’entrepreneurs africain), mobilising mentors from the African diaspora based in France or in Africa. REA-BRIDGE Africa relies in particular on the French African Foundation to recruit the mentors.
A twinning programme between REAs to foster collaboration between networks, mutual learning and the development of joint projects.
The EMERGING Valley Summit creates lasting bridges by bringing together in the same place and at the same time, the most influential players in the digital and tech industry in Europe and Africa: impact investors, role models, startups, corporates, tech hubs, support structures, competitiveness clusters, civil society, ministers and political decision-makers, investors and major donors from Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe.