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Start-up founders in West Africa 2010-2019, by country of origin

Between 2010 and 2019, most of the start-up founders in West Africa came from Nigeria. Specifically, 80 founders were Nigerian, while 11 were from Ghana. U.S. citizens made up the third largest group of start-up founders, followed by Mali, Israel, and France. In fact, for postgraduate studies, Nigerian universities were the most frequent institutions attended by start-up founders in the Western Africa.

Start-up founders in West Africa between 2010 and 2019, by country of origin

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Techpoint Africa
Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Refers to start-ups founded in the West African region with at least one West African co-founder, and that has raised a million dollars cumulatively between 2010 and 2019

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