Africa Tech Business Incubator

Welcome to La Plage Factory

The Hub for Startups

La Plage Factory propels impact-driven African tech startups.

Welcome to La Plage Factory

La Plage Factory focuses on propelling impact-driven African tech startups, by providing mentorship, business development support, and access to funding.

Located in the very heart of the old Port-Louis, our coworking space is spread over two beautifully preserved colonial houses connected by a large cobblestone courtyard.

We are the perfect address for tech businesses targeting Africa and Europe from Mauritius.

La Plage Factory

Our Services


We provide you with an experienced entrepreneur who will act as a true partner.

Business Design

Our programs rely on a proven product-market fit method, to make you investor-ready.

Support Services

We assist you for administrative formalities, so that you can focus on business development.

How We Work

We utilize a unique entrepreneurial framework to accompany entrepreneurs seeking to impact change within the African continent and beyond. Our goal is to provide a conducive environment for startups to grow individually and to receive support from their infant to their maturity stages when they are eligible to receive funding from business angels and venture capital. We do this through our incubation program which is based on two pillars: a proven business design method and quality mentorship.

  • Quality mentorship: Each of our startups is paired with a dedicated and experienced mentor, in a special mentor-entrepreneur partnership to help them in their entrepreneurial journey. Mentors hold weekly mentoring sessions with their assigned startups.

  • Business design method: Our unique business design model is provided through the Vianeo platform, a unique business modeling method and set of tools. Entrepreneurs can check the pillars of their startup and ensure that their solutions have a solid product-market fit, a must-have to generate revenue and run sustainably. Our incubation program combines workshops, training, focus groups and specifically tailored reviews.

To further augment the startup’s journey, we offer other supporting services, including Coworking space, administration services, access to funding and networking.

The Startup Journey


We are looking for early stage tech businesses with a good idea, coachable and talented founder, and a business model that make sense.

Innovation comes from diversity, we foster cross-country and inter-cultural startup teams. We incubate international businesses provided a company is incorporated in Mauritius.

We are the perfect address for tech businesses targeting Africa and Europe from Mauritius. Send us a brief summary of your startup project and get invited for a pitch meeting.

Our gut tells us this is a good idea with a killer business model, but before a dollar is spent on a single pixel or code, we will research the industry you're serving, the competition, and other proxy businesses.

The Startup Journey


Now that we have a plan, it's time to build whatever it is we've been talking about for a few weeks. It takes a little money, some help from our partners, advice from our mentors and a high level of engagement from your startup team.

While the designers and developers get started, the founders will be planning the go-to-market strategy, contacting potential customers, collecting beta users, and securing all legal and financial aspects with the support of our team of mentors. Once your web or mobile application is ready, we'll throw a launch party.

This will be an opportunity to showcase and pitch your new startup to beta users, friends and family, and potential investors. You will be coached by "pitch masters" in the venture community to help you get the most from this experience.

Once it's launched, the work is not over, it has only begun!

The Startup Journey


Port Louis is here to see you succeed and that's going to take some time. If your business needs funding to scale quickly, then our team will work diligently to connect you with the local community of business angels and a few venture funds.

If you are building a slow and steady lifestyle startup, then we'll immediately work on customer acquisition, marketing and further product improvements. Either way, you are most welcome to keep your desk for a few months until your business has taken off completely.

Our Mentors

Experts ready to serve

Show me a successful individual, and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. A mentor. — Denzel Washington.