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OUR PASSION TO MAKE YOUR PROJECTS COME TRUE

Our purpose

The Entreprenarium Foundation ethos is rooted in the deep belief that African development will come from the joint effort of African men and women to find endogenous and innovative solutions so as to solve the specific issues of the continent.

We do believe that being part of the economic growth of Africa means strengthening its business network. We do believe that supporting African startups and SMEs means providing them with the necessary tools to succeed. We do believe that a successful Africa means the success of women entrepreneurship

Different initiatives but one ambition: make Africa a land of opportunities, where each and everyone can self-sustain.

 

Our team

  • Kristine NGIRIYE

    Founder

    In 2014, Kristine Ngiriye has committed her passion for entrepreneurship by founding the Entreprenarium Foundation. The organisation provides business support and access to finance to women and young entrepreneurs on the African continent. As a serial-entrepreneur, Kristine runs, among other activities, a boutique consulting firm where she coordinates governments’ advisory services throughout Africa.

  • Frédéric NGIRABACU

    Chief Operating Officer

    Frédéric Ngirabacu is Entreprenarium head of strategic partnerships development. He is also managing the work of our business analysts and is ensuring the relevance of the pool of business projects submitted to us.

    Frédéric’s career path is one of an experimented man passionate about Africa. He came back in Rwanda, after an experience of 14 years in Europe including at PwC and ING, Frédéric intends to develop what he considers as a breeding ground for business, with he believes an even higher potential than Europe. Such a commitment to spur African development makes its involvement within our foundation all the more precious and relevant.

    Frédéric studied in Belgium, where he obtained a master in Management Engineering at HEC-ULG, the Higher Business School of Liège University.

  • Rokhaya DIEYE

    Country Coordinator Entreprenarium de Dakar

    Rokhaya is in charge of the operation management of the Dakar office. Passionate by leadership and entrepreneurship, she knows how to bring her experience and expertise to the development of SMEs supported by the Foundation.

    After a professional experience of 7 years in Dakar, she has joined LEAD Francophone Africa as the Program Manager to assist in the training of young leaders aware of the challenges of sustainable development and able to promote the emergence of a new leadership in Africa. Very committed, Rokhaya is both the President of LEAD Senegal and member of Africa2.0. Therefore, she is active in youth entrepreneurship by offering them coaching, mentoring and support in the creation of enterprises; actions that are our purpose and that make her presence in our team more than valuable.

    Rokhaya studied Applied Foreign Languages ​​for Business and International Affairs followed by a specialization in Management of the organizations.

     

  • Natacha RAYNAUD

    Country Manager Entreprenarium of Kigali

    Natacha is in charge of the operational management of the Kigali office. As part of that role, she oversees the different activities and ensures the real value added of our range of services in the local environment. Natacha intends to make the most of her expertise in marketing and communication serve the Foundation outreach programs and also brings a substantial support in that field to our beneficiaries.
    After 8 professional experience years abroad or in Africa, Natacha has acquired a deep knowledge of the East-African business context and she enthusiastically works for the emergence of high potential projects at Entreprenarium of Kigali.

     Natacha did her bachelor degree at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM, Mexico) and has a master degree in Marketing and Management from the l'Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques et de Gestion (IESEG School of Management, France).

Kristine NGIRIYE

Founder

In 2014, Kristine Ngiriye has committed her passion for entrepreneurship by founding the Entreprenarium Foundation. The organisation provides business support and access to finance to women and young entrepreneurs on the African continent. As a serial-entrepreneur, Kristine runs, among other activities, a boutique consulting firm where she coordinates governments’ advisory services throughout Africa.

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