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How to Invest in Tech in Ethiopia

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Ever wonder how to invest in the Tech sector in Ethiopia? Are you unclear about policies around investing foreign currency into startups led by young bright entrepreneurs? Are you looking for clarifications on the different vehicles or ways to invest? If so, this session is for you.



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5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking

6:00pm-6:15pm: Basics of Investing*

6:15pm-6:30pm: Intro to Venture Capital*

6:30pm-7:00pm: Fireside Chat w/ Zekarias Amsalu

  • Moderated by Bernard Laurendeau

7:00pm-7:30pm: Q&A on Investment in Tech in Ethiopia

  • Please submit questions in advance to ethiopiansintech@gmail.com

7:30pm-8:30pm: Networking

8:30pm+ After Event Drinks (@ TBD)

* The workshop will be run by Ethiopian investment professionals with backgrounds in personal wealth management, venture capital, and investment banking.



About our Guest Speaker: Zekarias Amsalu

Zekarias is the Founder & MD of IBEX Frontier, an Investment Consultancy firm focused on Ethiopia and East African with presence in Washington DC USA, London UK and Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Zekarias has written and commented extensively on bridging the information gap between Ethiopia’s business opportunities and helped provide Visibility, Access and Opportunity to Ethiopia’s investment opportunities and featured in media outlets including CNBC America TV, CNN, Quartz and Afri-digest.

Zekarias has been at the forefront of providing deal sourcing, research, buy-side/sale-side Investment advisory services as well as Route-to-Ethiopian Market consultancy for international businesses and investors. Starting from coining the term ‘Sheba Valley’ for Ethiopia’s tech space and representing and speaking on investment opportunities in Ethiopia, Zekarias has received various international awards for his outstanding contributions, including being selected as The Global Top 100 Under 40 Most Influential Person of African Descent for 2018 as well as ‘Outstanding Trade Advocate Award’ in Washington DC for his presentation of Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia. Zekarias currently leads a top notch investment consultancy focused in East Africa with teams spread across Addis Ababa, London and Washington DC as well as Partners across the Globe including NY, Chicago, Paris, Nairobi, Mauritius, Germany & China.

Zekarias is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA, U.K.) and an MBA Graduate of Oxford Brookes University in the UK.

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