Young Senegalese entrepreneurs in particular often suffer from a lack of available know-how around business development, access to capital and IT. Volkeno thus created the two-year trainee programme Bakeli, in which ambitious students can further develop their ideas under experienced guidance. In addition, students are provided with the tools needed to found their own company.The training focuses on teaching students how to independently solve problems, with creativity, innovation and sustainability being the most important outcomes. Bakeli alumni lead the workshops, following the “train the trainer” approach. The number of students reached thus rapidly grows within a very short time.