Event: Joachim Valot (CYTO) meets Emmanuel Macron in Angola

Event: Joachim Valot (CYTO) meets Emmanuel Macron in Angola

Event: Joachim Valot (CYTO) meets Emmanuel Macron in Angola

Mar 5, 2023

Mar 5, 2023

Mar 5, 2023

Macron in Angola
Macron in Angola

This week, Emmanuel Macron - President of the French Republic - visited Angola to show France’s support to the African Startup ecosystem.

On this occasion, Joachim Valot, our Founder and CEO, was invited by the French delegation to partake in a round table discussion on "The potential collaborations between the Angolan entrepreneurial ecosystem and France."



This conference was also an amazing opportunity to meet and pitch our project to key Investors and officials.

This thought-provoking discussion was critical in sensitizing local actors on:

✅ The social impact of a rising entrepreneurship ecosystem in a developing country
✅ The possible role of France as a hub to tackle the challenge of continental integration for Angolan startups
✅ The inclusion of Portuguese-speaking countries in France's start-up support programs - Digital Africa Expertise France

Thank you to the organizing team and the different panelists for their efforts in making this event a reality:

Organized by Louis-Antoine Souchet - Director Angola for the AFD - Agence Française de Développement, the table included the members of the French delegation William Roos - Secretary of Multilateral Development & Trade Affairs, Stéphane Tabarié - Head of Division Sub-Saharan Africa Direction générale du Trésor (French Treasury), Papa Amadou SARR - Executive Director AFD, Thierry Déau - CEO at Meridiam and Mourad CHOUIQA - Regional Manager Eastern & Southern Africa Bpifrance