About us

Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

- African Proverb

A pan-African institution passionate about African SMEs

Africeler8 is a business accelerator, a member of the Oakwood Group, that was established to close market gaps that impact the survival and growth of SME’s in critical sectors of Africa’s economy. We do this by leveraging the Oakwood Group subsidiaries with operations in digital services, financial services, and trade development. 

SMEs are the bedrock of every economy. In Africa, SME’s contribute to development, through employment, service innovation and export. However, most of these businesses often lack basic technologies, proper structuring and access to capital and trade opportunities, making it difficult for them to scale their operations. Our focus in this area is to propel the growth of Sub Saharan Africa’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) through promoting access to tools and technology, knowledge, financing, and access to markets as key pillars for their growth.

Since our inception in 2019, we have worked to help close market gaps that impact the survival and growth of SME’s in critical sectors of Africa’s economy. We do this by leveraging competencies and strategic partnerships in digitization, digital financial services, and trade development. We work especially with women-owned businesses within our countries of operation, helping to upscale their business through our five-stage business structuring program dubbed “The Bloom Journey” which is synonymous with the growth phases of a plant from seedling to a fully bloomed tree.


Our Mission

To enable access to market opportunities for SMEs. across Africa


Our Vision

To be the preferred partner in the delivery of market solutions to Africa’s SME’s.


Our Approach

Our methodology aims to address the key factors that impact an SME’s ability to scale.

Our Team

What sets us apart?

We are passionate about Africa’s MSMEs and their growth. We have therefore dedicated resources and competencies across our network of change makers to support the growth of businesses within the continental and to help position them for wider reach and success. For us, accelerating African businesses is a passion, borne out of a genuine desire to contribute in our own small way to help our content flourish.

Digital Platforms

We provide relevant digital platforms and solutions to help African MSMEs improve their operations and reach more customers locally and across Africa.

Access to Finance

Leveraging our local, regional and international partners, we help MSMEs to structure their businesses properly in order to access needed capital for business expansion and growth

Trade Advisory

Through our parent company Oakwood Green Africa. We facilitate Intra-Africa trade and investments for Africa’s MSMEs by leveraging strategic alliances with regional trade organizations and multilateral agencies with an Africa development agenda, focusing on major trade corridors for business facilitation and growth

Aggregation of SMEs

For similar sized businesses and enterprises, we work towards grouping them into clusters and cohorts, and taking them through various capacity and competence building programs aimed at expanding there each and making them attractive for funding and wider market reach.