Creating joint ventures between Dutch entrepreneurs and African entrepreneurs in the diaspora.

F4D is aimed at linking African migrant entrepreneurs and Dutch Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of setting up new (production) companies in Africa that fit in well with the local markets. F4D is an innovative business model allowing migrants entrepreneurs to step into partnership with Dutch SMEs or knowledge institutions, in order to improve the quality and the sustainability of their products or services in Africa.

Creating synergy between knowledge and skills of Dutch SME’s on the one hand and the migrants’ market penetration capacity on the other hand can be seen as an innovative strategy with four advantages

  1. Sustainable resettlement of migrant entrepreneurs in the country of origin
  2. Expansion of the Dutch business sector into promising market segments in Africa
  3. Sustainable employment growth for young people and start-ups in Africa
  4. Reduction of immigration due to the creation of new companies in Africa.

African impact makers:
Are you an African in the diaspora with a business idea that could improve lives in Africa? Are you willing to partner with a Dutch entrepreneur to realize your ambition? 

Dutch impact makers
Are you a Dutch entrepreneur willing to expand to Africa? Are you ready to partner with an African entrepreneur  to facilitate and secure your entry in the promising African consumer market? 

While many Dutch SMEs make products that are extremely useful (or could be) in Africa, the African market remain unknown to them and are simply not on their radar. Not many Dutch SME’s are directed at emerging economies, which make up almost 50 percent of the total worldwide economic growth. On the other hand, there are many Africans in The Netherlands willing to set up a business in their country of origin, but are not yet sure how. They have less or no access to technology and/or credit. F4D takes on the challenge to connect SMEs and migrants with each other.

  • Agriculture
  • ICT
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Biomass valorization
  • Healthcare
  • Audiovisual
  • Food
  • Entertainment