The one-year YEP Tech Startup Support programme is part of the YEP Gambia project, funded by the European Union, and implemented in cooperation with ITAG, The Gambian IT association. Twenty-four Gambian tech startups applied to the programme in January 2019 and were selected further to a review of their application and one-to-one meetings.
The selected startups benefit from a range of services including training, coaching, market linkages and promotion. The objective of the programme is to help the tech startups on their business journey and to position The Gambia in the global tech ecosystem. The Directory brings together young Gambian tech entrepreneurs and presents their startups to a global audience of partners, investors and clients.
Early-stage tech startups (Ideation/ Entrepreneurship) receive a blend of online and onsite training and targeted coaching on different topics related to building and further developing their startup, product/ service. This also includes thematic trainings and coaching such as e-commerce and digital payments.
More advanced startups (Growth) have access to opportunities in the form of local/regional/international start-up events and competitions, to develop their business, and connect them with global markets and potential investors
All the startups benefit from an online and offline visibility, including the directory, PR & Communications support.
Download the Gambian Tech Startup Directory here.