Membership Structure

At Tessalit, we believe in fostering a diverse and engaged community of African innovators. Our membership structure is designed to provide various opportunities for individuals to contribute and participate in our mission.

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Foundational Membership

As a foundational member, your dedication and commitment to Tessalit during the early stages are crucial to our success. We recognize that this may involve providing services for reduced or low pay as we build the foundation of our organization. However, we want to emphasize the long-term potential and the concept of sweat equity. Here's how we approach compensation for foundational members: Sweat Equity and Ownership, Performance-based Incentives and Future Compensation Growth.

How Tessalit Operates as a DAO

Tessalit DAO is built around the key principles of DAOs, using these benefits to promote an innovation ecosystem that resonates with our mission.

Shared Ownership

Every member of Tessalit DAO has a stake, fostering a culture of collective responsibility and commitment. This shared ownership not only bolsters engagement but also ensures all voices are heard.

Digital Native Company

Tessalit DAO operates entirely in the digital sphere, transcending geographic boundaries. This means we can connect African innovators globally, enabling collaboration without borders.

Global reach

Our digital-first approach enables us to reach African innovators wherever they may be, offering them a platform to innovate, collaborate, and succeed.

Wisdom of the Crowd

We believe in the power of collective intelligence. At Tessalit DAO, every member has a say in decision-making, fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion of ideas.

Extensive Expertise

Tessalit DAO brings together individuals with a wide range of skills and experience. This melting pot of expertise fosters innovation and drives the DAO forward.

Increased Trust & Accountability

By operating as a DAO, Tessalit provides transparency in its processes and decisions. This transparency builds trust and ensures accountability among its members.

Membership Structure

At Tessalit, we believe in fostering a diverse and engaged community of African innovators. Our membership structure is designed to provide various opportunities for individuals to contribute and participate in our mission.

Foundational Members

Foundational members are the visionary leaders who have played a crucial role in shaping Tessalit from its inception. They have demonstrated a deep commitment to our mission and have made significant contributions to the development and operation of the DAO and Venture Studio. Foundational membership recruitment is based on the ability to contribute to the establishment and growth of Tessalit during its early stages

Membership Benefits

As a member of Tessalit, you gain access to a vibrant network of African innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry experts. Collaborate with like-minded individuals, form partnerships, and unlock new opportunities for growth and development. Engage in knowledge-sharing initiatives, workshops, and events to enhance your skills and expand your understanding of emerging technologies, business strategies, and innovative practices. Benefit from mentorship programs, project opportunities, and participate in the governance and decision-making processes of Tessalit.

Joining Process

Joining Tessalit is a straightforward and inclusive process. Simply visit our website, fill out the membership application form, and provide information about your skills, experience, and areas of interest. We believe in creating an open and accessible community, welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise

Membership Equity and Tokens

As a member of Tessalit, you have the opportunity to be part of our shared ownership structure. Foundational members, in particular, hold a special status within our community, given their pivotal role in our formation. They enjoy additional benefits and influence in shaping the direction of Tessalit. Members may also be eligible to receive membership equity and tokens, representing their ownership and participation in the growth and success of Tessalit and its initiatives. These equity and token allocations are determined based on contributions, involvement, and the long-term commitment of each member.

Future Membership Categories

Tessalit recognizes that as our community grows and evolves, there will be opportunities for new membership categories. These categories will be introduced to cater to the changing needs and aspirations of our community and to foster diversity and inclusivity. We envision expanding our membership structure to include individuals with various skills, expertise, and backgrounds. The criteria for future membership categories will be designed to align with the ongoing development of Tessalit's ecosystem and its initiatives.


At Tessalit, we believe in recognizing and rewarding the contributions of our members. We have designed a comprehensive compensation framework that aligns with our mission, values, and the growth trajectory of the organization