About us 


For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs

Founded in September 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, Rencontre des Entrepreneurs is a private multi-sector accelerator supporting and nurturing Medium Enterprises. Our ambition is to identify high-potential SMEs to turn them into champions by giving them access to capital, the best skills and a set of networks via our accelerator program. In addition, we provide operational advice to business leaders who are not part of the Acceleration Program, according to their needs.

A word from the founder

Rivo Ratsimandresy

CEO, co-fondateur

Holder of a Master 1 in Business Law from the Faculty of Law of Reims and a Master 2 in Taxation, Business Law, Consulting and Business Management from INSEEC Paris (Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales), Rivolala RATSIMANDRESY. has evolved in the consulting world first at KPMG LLP and then at TAJ (Deloitte) in France, for 8 years before embarking on the entrepreneurial adventure. Having initiated 3 companies in the last 10 years, La Rencontre des Entrepreneurs is her fourth entrepreneurial endeavor, co-founded in 2014 with an associate. Today the RDE is the 1st private SME gas pedal in Senegal.

Notre Équipe


Marketing Strategy & Brand identity partner


          HR &Talent Acquisition Manager


                Expert in Digital Marketing 


                                  Legal Expert 


 Specialist in digital transformation of SMEs

We see Africa as a land of opportunity where entrepreneurs will exploit the possibilities offered by the vast domestic and intra-continental markets, while developing and cultivating solidarity to implement the best of the continent for its development.

RDE's mission is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit while developing opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthening their skills. Par ailleurs, nous apportons du conseil, des supports humains et financiers aux PME ayant vocation à devenir champion de leur secteur.


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