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Avant-Garde Network | Africa 2030: An Enterprise-Led Future

The Avant-Garde Network

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

Avant-Garde Network | Africa 2030: An Enterprise-Led...

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Join the Avant-Garde Network  and Gobee Group on Monday, May 11th at Madiba Harlem for a special panel discussion on “Africa 2030: An Enterprise-Led Future – Entrepreneurship and Technology in Africa”. Following the panel and Q &A, there will be a one-hour open bar and  networking with a DJ. 

The age of technology has enabled an enterprise-led future for Africa. Entrepreneurship and enterprise are becoming major forces in driving growth in the world’s fastest-growing continent. Learn about the unique challenges and promises of investing in, creating, and growing enterprises from four eminent African entrepreneurs and investors. Take advantage of this professional development opportunity by engaging in a leadership discourse with experts and peers with an interest in Africa.

 Doors open at 6:00pm and the program begins at 6:30pm. 

*Special thanks to our sponsors: Africa 2.0 (New York Chapter) and NYU Development Research Institute 

Our Esteemed panelists:

Chinedu Echeruo, Partner, Constant Capital; Tech Entrepreneur & Founder of and  Prior to joining Constant Capital, Mr. Echeruo founded two U.S-based internet companies; and was acquired in 2010 by Rand McNally and is now owned by USA Today. HopStopwas acquired by Apple in 2013. Chinedu was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa (2014) by Forbes, Black Enterprise Magazine's Small Business Innovator of the Year and listed in the magazine's Top 40 under 40.

Maureen Erokwu, CEO, Vosmap Maureen was listed as Inc’s 9 Awesome Women Black Tech Founders To Watch. Vosmap is New York's leading Google Business View Provider. Since 2011, Vosmap has helped Google expand street view technology inside of businesses. Maureen has singlehandedly sought out and secured partnerships with numerous top brands like Ralph Lauren, Mercedes, ABC, in order to bolster their marketing objectives and customer visibility. 

Edward Donkor, Principal, Pine Brook Partners.  Edward currently represents Pine Brook as a director of GR Energy Services Holdings, LLC, La Luna Energy Partners, LP, and Saguaro Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Donkor was with First Reserve Corporation, where he was an associate specializing in investment opportunities in oilfield services, power generation, energy infrastructure and renewables.

 Ani Onuorah, President & Co-founder, Puku LLC.  Puku LLC is a New York based company that is revolutionizing the mobile charging industry with high quality and beautifully designed portable chargers. As President and co-founder of Puku LLC, Ani Onuorah is leveraging his background in engineering and finance in the pursuit of his passion for entrepreneurship and product innovation. 

Mahad Ibrahim, Ph.D, Managing Partner, Gobee Group LLC. Mahad’ s primary focus is technology and information management with an emphasis on strategy, policy and information equity. Through Gobee, he and his teams consult extensively with clients on their mobile products and business models for emerging markets. 


Adeola Adejobi & Natalee Vernon

Avant-Garde Network Founders


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When & Where

Madiba Harlem
46 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

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The mission of the Avant-Garde Network is to provide a friendly and supportive environment for black attorneys and professionals seeking to build strong personal and professional relationships while encouraging community service, civic engagement and wealth creation through career advancement and entrepreneurship.

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