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How To Scale Your Business: The African Investor Master Class

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The African Investor Master Class is a series seminars aimed at providing Diaspora Africans with business & investment training. This event is also a premium networking opportunity for change-makers and go-getters.

The theme of this seminar is "How To Scale Your Business".

At this seminar we'll empower Diaspora Africans to act like the true African investors they really are. First off, we'll start by discussing the main principles of starting a business i.e. how to turn an idea into a sustainable business. Then we'll go through investment training and strategies. We'll handle the following thematic areas among others;

- how to study trends in the market
- how to spot business opportunities
- how to calculate ROI (return on investment)
- how to minimize risk and maximize returns
- how to fund a business venture

We also talk about how to get into the mindset of an entrepreneur/ investor. The tools and skills you learn at this master class will enable you to make sound business/ investment decisions. However, after all is said and done it is up to you to act. Immediate and decisive action yields the best results. The next time you consider starting your own business or making an investment in Africa, you can confidently do so knowing you have all the facts and figures.

We're convinced that Africans have the potential to create employment for other Africans by either starting or investing in African businesses. However, not everyone can become an entrepreneur. Therefore, we need to build an ecosystem that will support those who start their own businesses, while at the same time provide returns to those who invest in them.

Bonus:

  1. In addition to being a premium networking event, the master class provides a platform for African Entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses. African Entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to pitch to African Investors and ask for a possible investment.
  2. After the master class, we'll have the Investor Dinner. This is a great chance to network and socialize over a warm meal.

Take this opportunity to network with like-minded people and invest in yourself.

Knowledge is Power!

About Steve Odhiambo:
Steve is an award-winning entrepreneur & innovator. Currently, he's the CEO of ukowapi UG and also serves as the COO of PRO-DATA GmbH i. Gr. He successfully raised over € 200,000 in funding for both businesses. Steve has vast experience in building a sustainable business from idea to execution. He has also been a speaker at several events and conferences around the world. A recipient of the Galileo Masters Award by the European Space Agency, Steve has built an extensive network across the European Union and in Africa. Being very passionate about entrepreneurship on the African continent and how it can be used to change lives, Steve is determined to share his experience and knowledge to create the next generation of African Investors.

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Background Information:
According to the World Bank, Africans in the diaspora sent a total of $ 32.5 billion in remittances to their countries of origin in 2015. This number is projected to rise every year. Remittance inflows to Africa are a great source of foreign exchange. Money sent by Africans in the diaspora makes an even larger contribution towards social and economic change. Africans living abroad provide a lifeline to their families back home and this forms a sort of welfare system. In this case, remittances are used as an informal insurance against unforeseen economic downturns i.e. floods, famine, unemployment etc. Most important, however, is that remittance inflows increase the purchasing power of many African households. This directly results in increased spending and eventually investment in income generating activities.

The average African living in the diaspora is actually an investor by default. A foreign investor at that. However, due to lack of business knowledge and relevant market information, many may not be in a position to act as such. Africans in the diaspora end up falling victim to scams where they eventually lose their money. Or in cases where the projects do take off, they incur heavy losses due to mismanagement and improper planning. Hiring family members, with little or no experience in running a business, instead of skilled personnel is a common practise. When the business venture eventually fails due to obvious reasons, many Africans living abroad suffer emotional stress resulting from disputes or even fallouts with very close family members.

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