African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017
$299 – $399
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

2050 Gateway Place

San Jose, CA 95110

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The Second Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium will be held on January 27-28, 2017 in Silicon Valley at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose. The symposium is a catalyst for diaspora-driven initiatives and investment with the potential to shape the Continent’s future.

During #ADIS2017 you will engage with leaders and organizations facilitating successful African investments, shift portfolios towards high-growth Africa-focused firms, and interface with entrepreneurs working on impactful and transformative innovations.


SESSION OVERVIEWS

Day One: Friday, January 27, 2017

Breakfast & Registration

Opening Session:

  • Traditional African Drum Performance by Oriki Theater

  • Opening Remarks by Chris Folayan, CEO of Mall for Africa

  • Morning Keynote Address

Up To Speed on Africa -- Africa's Growing Startup Ecosystem

Networking Break

Up To Speed on Africa -- Investment Channels: Vehicles for the Diaspora and Friends of Africa

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Panel Discussion: Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Key Trends:

  • FinTech and the Democratization of Financial Services

  • Powering Africa: Current & Prospective Solutions for 21st Century Africa

Networking Break

Key Trends:

  • Beyond VC's: Early Stage Funding for Startups

  • Franchising: A Proven Option for Scale

Reception & Closing Activities

  • Evening Keynote Address

  • Awards & Achievements

  • Live Performances

  • Closing Remarks

Day Two: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Breakfast & Networking

Opening Activities:

  • Opening Drums Performance

  • Summary & Highlights of Day One

  • Morning Keynote Address: Chinedu Echeruo, CEO of Gigameet

ADIS Tracks:

  • Investor Town Hall: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Lesser Known Markets

  • Entrepreneur Panel: Finding Reliable and Actionable Market Data

Networking Break

What Africa’s Diaspora & Friends Can Do

  • Panel Presentation of ADN Projects

  • Fast Pitches from Selected Entrepreneurs

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session: Taking Action

ADIS Tracks:

  • Investors Workshop: Closing your First African Deal

  • Entrepreneur Workshop: Imagining Productive Remittance Solutions

Closing Activities:

  • Lessons from Successful Diaspora Groups

  • Next Steps: Chris Folayan & Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

  • Closing Remarks: Almaz Negash

Evening Reception at Glasshouse

For the full description of our multiple, daily sessions:

View agenda on ADN site

Directly download the agenda (PDF)

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

Book your hotel room for the event at special rates, available on an exclusive basis. Complimentary WiFi in-room: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose


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