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Youssouf Simbo Diakite

Youssouf Simbo Diakite

Coach/Mentor/Business Consultant at Founder ADYFE
Vienna, Austria

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 14 hours


I am motivated to share my knowledge and know how with you because I believe I have the academic qualifications, experience, and skills that could be useful in your projects.

I am a graduate-MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WU Executive Academy, the Business School of the Vienna University of Economics and Business with an International Residency at Stanford University in San Francisco, USA (Where I spent my international Immersion) .

I am currently working as a consultant for multiple companies, International Organizations, and Institutions such as META, UNIDO, ICMPD,ITC, RX global, SME’S, African Embassies, AFRILABS, DEFENSE MINISTRY AUSTRIA, and ADEPT ASBL.

My responsibilities entail during the last 10 years diverse roles in different consultancy projects (project manager, products development, fundraiser, strategy expert, coaching in the field of entrepreneurship and Innovation, and researcher). Furthermore, I am co-chair of ADYFE, an entrepreneurship forum focusing on SMEs and Hubs development within the African continent and in Europe. I have developed the largest diaspora entrepreneurship forum and The Diaspora Innovation Days in Africa. I achieved to raise more than 5 million USD to support the Ecosystems by implementing projects.

My strong attraction toward working with Startups began during my specialization in the Bachelor Program and can also be justified by my affinity for creative methods of problem-solving and my enthusiasm towards strategic decisions and analysis. I have a sound knowledge of enterprise development and management, especially in the areas of market positioning, marketing, and budget planning.

I worked to recognize challenges that met Startups and SMEs faced at different levels of the business. I helped over 300 companies to sustain, innovate, brand and pivot to reduce their operational costs and meet the effectiveness of their work. Efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability are key components of my strategy.

Spoken languages

Bambara English French German Mandingo

Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

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