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Our diverse and influential member network includes innovative individuals, companies and organizations who take a proactive interest in Africa and value opportunities to connect, share ideas and develop viable partnerships.


Make your business more visible to people that matter 



Online Profile

Manage your member profile and photo, update your professional biography, set your communication preferences, and more.


Website Builder

Design your own free web pages. Publish, brand and promote your work, products, projects or company. Project sites include a custom url.


Bootstrap Briefs

Access self-paced, personalized entrepreneurial and leadership content. A new topic is added to the ELISA portal every Tuesday.

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ELISA is an entrepreneurial ecosystem

We exist to counter the perceived challenges of doing business on the continent of Africa. We provide a highly networked and reliable source of entrepreneurial training and support for the development of companies that produce products and technologies or provide services that enable the continent to thrive. Our network of members reenvision Africa’s challenges as a catalyst for innovation. With so many unmet needs the potential for growth on the African continent is limitless. Entrepreneurial success in Africa requires:

A strong entrepreneurial ecosystem bolstering development of suppliers and supply chain infrastructure

A new kind of business leader nurtured by internships, training, mentoring and collaborations

Local development of independent sources of power, water, waste management and other utilities


frequently asked questions

IS THERE ANY COST TO JOIN ELISA GATEWAY?
No, there is no cost to join ELISA Gateway and there is no application.  Anyone can create a profile and start accessing ELISA Gateway.

CAN I JOIN GATEWAY IF I AM NOT AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR?
ELISA Gateway members are from anywhere in the world. You don't have to have a business, but you should be intersted in supporting or learning about Africa focused entrepreneurs.

I HAVE NOT YET STARTED TO OPERATE MY BUSINESS, CAN I STILL JOIN ELISA GATEWAY?
Yes, operating a business is not a requirement for joining ELISA Gateway.

HOW LONG WILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE BOOTSTRAP BRIEFS?
Once a Bootstrap Brief has been released it is saved permanently on the ELISA portal. All Gateway members continue to have access to Bootstrap Briefs for as long as you maintain your Gateway membership.

WILL I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING EXTRA TO ACCESS BOOTSTRAP BRIEFS?
There is no extra cost to access any of the content on the ELISA portal for Gateway members. Gateway members are able to access Bootstrap Briefs but cannot contribute or comment on content.

CAN I SHARE THE BOOTSTRAP BRIEFS WITH OTHER PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH OR GO TO SCHOOL WITH?
The ELISA portal is designed to be accessed by individual ELISA Gateway community members and ELISA portal users. You can invite your friends or colleagues to visit the ELISA portal and join the Gateway community.

DO THE BOOTSTRAP BRIEFS INCLUDE ANY DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS?
Yes, some of the Bootstrap Briefs include downloadable documents and tools designed to enhance your ability to learn and retain the knowledge, as well as implement the training.

HOW MUCH CONTENT IS INCLUDED WITH EACH BOOTSTRAP BRIEF?
Bootstrap Briefs vary in length and the content differs, however they're designed to be concise and comprehensive. You should be able to review each topic in less than 15 minutes. 

CAN I REVIEW A BOOTSTRAP BRIEF MORE THAN ONCE?
You can search for and review any of the Bootstrap Briefs at any time. You can also save topics for future review or return to a topic to see if additional content has been contributed to the topic. 

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