Invest with intent
Upboost helps established micro, small and medium-sized businesses invest in West Africa with a positive social and environmental impact.
Explore diverse, viable, risk-reduced opportunities
Upboost helps businesses and investors advance appropriate solutions that yield financial gain and boost business and market potential and at the same stimulate Africa’s entrepreneurial growth, develop local supply chains, create employment and generate tax revenues.
Unleash the power of financial and human capital to support Business for Good
Upboost develops and implements private sector-driven investment projects focused on non-extractive sectors. We promote impact investments in manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, commercialization, physical and market infrastructure, transport and logistics, health and wellness, and data capture, collection, and communication.
Make sound strategic investments
We translate impact investing from a compelling concept into sound strategies for responsible investment and sustainable business development. Upboost ensures your investment dollars align your business solution with a return on investment (ROI) in a way that is scalable and responds to African needs, preferences, and demands.
Opportunities In West Africa
A good business model for doing business well in Africa
Upboost helps micro, small and medium-sized businesses export their know-how, processes and technologies to West Africa. We have over 20 years of business and field experience, operational capabilities and local country teams throughout the region.
What We Deliver
Upboost Africa is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, with satellite teams in Benin, Ivory Coast, Niger and Nigeria. We have extensive experience throughout West Africa:
For companies looking to explore opportunities in West Africa, we provide cost-effective ways to explore market potential and viability for specific products and services in one or more countries: product viability assessment, initial market scoping, in-depth market assessment, market engagement, market-entry, and development strategy.
For companies already present in West Africa and looking to expand their market presence or reach, we provide support to enhance and reinforce business and market development strategies.
The Upboost Approach
Our approach to impact investing ensures financial health and market competitiveness are established and sustained: