Incubators


There are incubators in Addis Ababa that can help you start your business. Visit their website for more information.

ICT Park

The park lies on 200 ha of land behind Bole International Airport, in Bole District, Addis Ababa. It provides working space with fast Internet services, adequate power supply, reliable data security, and affordable land and related inputs as well as many incentives. The park also provides one-window service by various governmental institutions, including banking and financial institutions.. More than 70 ICT companies have joined the park so far.

iceAddis

Founded in 2011 and provides training and co- working space for startups.

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BlueMoon

Founded in 2017, BlueMoon recruits startups twice every year through nationwide competitions. The recruited start-ups receive trainings and business development support, working space and opportunities to funding.

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xhub

Founded in 2014 is an initiative of Center for African Leadership Studies that incubates and mentors young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into businesses and services. It provides coaching services and co- working space for start-ups.

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Finance


Investment firms that invest in start-ups

Renew

Sectors
multiple including clean energy, agro-processing, manufacturing, healthcare
Investment Strategy
Individual investments of $200K - $3M for expansion/growth capital in high growth, domestic firms, with a full exit in 3-7 years via a management buyback; target IRR greater than 25%

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Growth Africa

Provides entrepreneurship, business development and leadership training and coaching and invest in start-up companies.
It’s mission is to accelerate startups and assist local
and international companies grow their business in Africa.

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Novastar Ventures

Novastar is a venture capital manager dedicated to finding and supporting the next generation of exceptional entrepreneurs designing and executing innovative business models to profitably serve Africa’s mass markets.

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Ignite Investment

Provides entrepreneurship, business development and leadership training and coaching and invest in start-up companies.
It’s mission is to accelerate startups and assist local
and international companies grow their business in Africa.

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