Every success starts with a dream and for Joseph-Olivier entrepreneurs should not be afraid to dream. Picturing a blank page that progressively turns into an impactful start-up is what he lives for.
He went to a French school: INSEEC Business School, where he specialized in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. He studied in many cities, such as Paris, London, Chicago, San Francisco, which allowed him to discover a variety of cultures, people, ecosystems and studying methods. He has been selected among only eight entrepreneurs in France for the Start-up Factory Program and went to discover Silicon Valley: the heart of innovation. Meanwhile, he built a well diversified network, from VCs to founders, CEOs, investors and mentors.
The infrastructures to undertake a project were not convenient for entrepreneurs, so he decided to change them. After being a sales person, a project manager, a consultant, an entrepreneur and an adviser for start-ups, Joseph-Olivier co-founded WeDev Group: the first start-up factory in West Africa, as an answer to all the difficulties he encountered during his entrepreneurial journey. WeDev wants to give entrepreneurs hope and see their dreams come to life. Its mission is to promote entrepreneurship and to guide its clients on their path to create and develop their start-ups. WeDev is a start-up which develops start-ups from the ground up.
Joseph-Olivier believes in the future of Africa and wants to help African entrepreneurs to show that they are Africans and not African’t.