After the successful completion of the Turbine Test Drive 2018 in last October, four start-ups have joined the Turbine’s Incubation programme in January 2019. These start-ups are Friend’liveryKatapult, Connectme and Feuilles et fleurs.

The Incubation Program of Turbine

The Incubation program of Turbine lasts 12 months. During this time, the incubated start-ups benefits from free co-working seats, weekly business coaching with a dedicated coach, 30 hours of free access to experts in Marketing, Finance, Legal and more, access to Turbine’s network, media exposure via Turbine’s platform and press partners, tailor-made workshops among others.

Turbine in return takes 10% of equity from each incubated start-up, the aim is to finance our operations costs and support other projects in the future.

Our mission is to support start-ups and give them the tools and support they need for the pre-launch, start or scale their business. Turbine’s Incubation Programme helps entrepreneurs to better follow their respective milestone plan and identify new solutions for their challenges.

Turbine is supported by the ENL Group and accredited by the Mauritius Research Council, under the National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS).

About the Incubated Start-ups

Yohanna Laroque, Founder of Friend’livery


Friend’livery is a crowdshipping platform with the objective of connecting travelers with people who need to receive or send something that travelers could ship. This start-up allows you to receive and send products anywhere in the world. Founded by Yohanna Laroque, friend’livery was recently launched and already has an active community of more than 500 Facebook members.


Jade Li, Founder of Katapult


Katapult is an initiative to encourage young people to get involved in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and mathematics). Founded by Jade Li, this start-up offers game-based learning experiences in robotics and coding to develop the computational thinking of children, but above all to show them that they can really change the world. Jade organizes various workshops incorporating games, storytelling and real-life applications that make them as interactive as possible.


Jason and Eva, Founders of Connectme


Connectme is a start-up that enhances the way to search, evaluate and book services. It is an easy-to-use platform that allows users to search effectively for service providers. The founders, Jason Delorie and Eva Graham, are currently building their first product, a platform linking students, parents and guardians with clear and concise information and various benefits. The team is currently reaching out to teachers who wish to be part of this community.


Nathalie Daruty, Founder of Feuilles et Fleurs


Feuilles et Fleurs, founded by Nathalie Daruty, is a start-up that offers natural, local and good quality products. Nathalie cultivates her plants and packs her products in the most respectful manner to preserve their benefits. She also organizes various workshops to share her knowledge and help people create their own cosmetics and cleaning products. Nathalie’s creations today include twelve varieties of infusions namely turmeric powder, moringa powder, bulk raw dried plants, massage balls (Siam buffer), sage-based purification fagots.


The on-boarding of the 4 start-ups

Turbine celebrated the on-boarding of its 4 new incubated start-ups last week at Vivéa Business Park with the presence of Turbine’s partners, experts and business coaches.


Turbine is proud to have by its side strong key people of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and sincerely thanks all of them for continuously believing in Turbine’s mission. The Turbine team is all set to start this journey with the newly incubated start-ups and looks forward to see them strive and thrive into successful and sustainable enterprises.


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