Afro-Francopreneur Connect Program
To celebrate International Francophonie Day, we are launching the Afro-Francopreneur Connect program, dedicated to bilingual entrepreneurs of African descent in Western Canada.
The networking program is designed to help entrepreneurs achieve their business goals by providing a dynamic community of like-minded individuals, skills development workshops, conferences, and networking events. Therefore this program will be led by our facilitator Christine Dikongue, Francophone Economic & Entrepreneurship Development Strategist at BIPOC Foundation.
Starting a business can be a complex and challenging experience for bilingual entrepreneurs of African descent. Moreover, not only do you need a solid idea and business strategy, but you also have to navigate an economic environment that may be unfamiliar. For that reason, bilingual entrepreneurs of African descent need a space to connect, share experiences and resources, and find the support they need to succeed.
Here are some topics we will cover:
- Research market opportunities in sectors that interest you
- Develop a solid business plan, taking into account the challenges associated with entrepreneurship
- Determine sources of funding and grants available to entrepreneurs
- Build a strong professional network to find potential clients and partners
- Develop a strong and consistent online presence to reach a wider audience and promote your business.
In conclusion, Afro-Francopreneur Connect offers a place where entrepreneurs can feel understood and supported while developing their skills and business. If you’re a bilingual entrepreneur of African descent in Western Canada, Afro-Francopreneur Connect can be a great way to find the motivation to launch your business.
Starting and scaling a business is never easy. Nevertheless, it can be an enriching and fulfilling experience with the proper support and community. Join Afro-Francopreneur Connect monthly and start building and scaling your business future now!
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About our facilitator/host:
This program will be led by our facilitator Christine Dikongue, Francophone Economic & Entrepreneurship Development Strategist at BIPOC Foundation. Christine Dikongue is also the Founder and General Manager of the consulting agency Akwaa. Moreover, she is a Co-Founder of the AfricaHacks platform and a member of the board of directors of the Télévision francophone de l’Ontario (TFO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in management, innovation and entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Commerce at Queen’s University. She was named one of the most influential people of African descent at the United Nations General Assembly in 2019.