• Innovation | Entrepreneurship | New Economy

    Connecting Africa to the New Economy

  • Leadership, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Africa

    Transforming Africa through innovation and entrepreneurship

    Hello there,

    My name is Laïssa Mouen.

    I'm a reformed corporate and investment banker, now specialised in open innovation, startup acceleration, corporate innovation, Corporate/Startup engagement, startup ecosystem building in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Currently, I'm working with Groupe Cofina, a Pan-African SME banking institution, to foster Senegalese and Ivorian startup ecosystems.

    I'm constantly looking for early-stage B2B and B2B2C startups in fintech, financial inclusion, foodtech, agritech, martech, adtech, retail, e-commerce, beautytech, fashiontech, travel, hospitality, etc., notably startups founded or cofounded by women that have an Africa growth in their BP from Day 1.

    I love working with passionate people and sharing what I've learned with them.

    This website is my window to the world where you can find more about me and then get in touch for a chat about potential projects.


    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

  • Current work in progress

    Open innovation, corporate innovation & startup acceleration

    Groupe Cofina

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Branding

    Feb 2015 – Present


    +221 77 467 00 35