About us

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Performance


The Observatory of Support for Entrepreneurship (OSE) in Africa seeks to stimulate entrepreneurial productivity in Africa, thereby promoting social well-being, economic and democratic development, and growth.


Our goal at the Observatory of Support for Entrepreneurship (OSE) in Africa is to become the primary driver of entrepreneurial transformation on the African continent. We hope to play a critical role in the strengthening and expansion of entrepreneurial ecosystems through in-depth analysis based on network theory. By focusing our efforts on the mapping of relationships, communities, opportunities, and challenges within these ecosystems, we hope to inspire positive changes, foster innovation, and propel long-term economic development in Africa.


  • Extensive studies: Using network theory and content modeling, we conduct extensive studies on 33 entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa. Our goal is to analyze collaborative dynamics, identify key stakeholders and communities, and detect emerging trends in order to provide actionable data and strategic recommendations.
  • Interaction mapping: We map the relationships and interactions between the various actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and its sub-communities, from the start-up phase to the growth phase, passing through financing, training, and support. This map identifies opportunities for collaboration and innovation, as well as measures to improve the performance of these ecosystems.
  • Identification of opportunities: By analyzing the collected data, we identify gaps and opportunities in African entrepreneurial ecosystems. These data influence our recommendations for increasing entrepreneurial support and promoting long-term economic development.


  • Engagement in innovation: We are firm believers in innovation as a critical driver of economic and social growth. We are committed to promoting novel approaches to stimulating entrepreneurship in Africa and encouraging creativity among ecosystem actors.
  • Collaboration and partnership: We value collaboration with all stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies, universities, and civil society organizations. We believe that building a strong network of partners is critical to achieving our common goals.
  • Analytical rigor: Our approach is founded on rigorous and methodical analysis. We place a high value on rigorous data collection and objective, scientific interpretation to ensure that our recommendations are founded on strong foundations
  • Long-term impact: We hope to have a long-term impact on African entrepreneurship. Our initiatives aim to generate positive long-term change by identifying and resolving structural challenges that entrepreneurs face across the continent.

Governance and Organisation

Scientific Council

David B. Audretsch
David B. AudretschScholar
Erik Stam
Erik StamScholar
Didier Chabaud
Didier ChabaudScholar
Karim Messeghem
Karim MesseghemScholar

Advisory Board

Marie-Christine Chalus Sauvannet
Marie-Christine Chalus SauvannetDean
Allan Villegas
Allan VillegasScholar
Norris Krueger
Norris KruegerScholar
Stephane Foliard
Stephane FoliardScholar

Our Directors

Our team brings together a combination of entrepreneurs, tech & data experts, and community builders with an African focus.

Gregory Guéneau, PhD
Gregory Guéneau, PhDCEO & Founder
Scholar / Entrepreneur / Investor in Impact Entrepreneurship and Education in Africa
Eric Leguay
Eric LeguayCTO & Partner
Tech Evangelist, top pedagog, digital expert for international institutions
Majdouline Ettahri
Majdouline EttahriCPO & Partner
A Partnership partner, with a strategic advantage !