Beninese entrepreneur Senam Beheton empowers young African startup founders

By : Melchior Koba

Date : lundi, 19 février 2024 11:49

A serial entrepreneur, he offers technological and social solutions to transform communities, businesses, and individuals. He also invests in young entrepreneurs with high-potential business ideas.

Senam Beheton (photo) is a Beninese entrepreneur and investor. The co-founder and CEO of TEKXL, a startup studio offering incubation, acceleration, and venture capital, he is passionate about transforming ideas into scalable ventures. Founded in 2014, TEKXL provides budding entrepreneurs with comprehensive support, from technology and training to workspace and funding, to launch competitive businesses.

Driven by a strong educational background (degrees in political science, international development, and educational technology), Beheton has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years, founding and investing in more than 35 companies and organizations, mostly in the tech sector.

"Investing in and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs in French-speaking West Africa is essential to fuel our region's development," he emphasizes.

Beheton's impact extends beyond TEKXL. In 2009, he established EtriLabs, an innovation ecosystem fostering collaboration on solutions for national and international challenges. He also co-founded Kudizy, a cloud-based financial management tool empowering African SMEs with access to financial data.

Actively involved in the broader entrepreneurial landscape, Beheton serves as a board member of Afric'innov, an association supporting entrepreneurship structures in French-speaking Africa. He is also co-founder and managing partner of Noru Capital, a venture capital firm investing in West African tech companies.

Furthermore, he champions inclusivity through Intrepid Entrepreneurs, an initiative supporting women and young innovators in Africa.

Melchior Koba


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