San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You’ve heard it before “Africa is rising”, it’s the “next frontier”, home to” 7/10 of the fastest growing economies in the world”
But where are these opportunities and how can you as a business/entrepreneur/investor start to tap into them in a sustainable and ethical way? And how can you become part of driving development in Africa through business and technology?
We believe the answer lies in innovation. Innovation in the way you do business and in developing solutions that meet the unique needs of this market. In addition, by harnessing technology in ways that empower African businesses and consumers by connecting them to global opportunities.
We’ll hear from a great line up of speakers who are doing just that. Creating innovative platforms, solutions and business models that open up Africa for business and as a result create a means for sustainable development on the continent.
We'll close with a panel discussion where our speakers will share their insights on the role of technology and business in Africa’s development and how we can become enablers of that development.
6:00- 6:30 – Drinks, nibbles and networking
6:30- 6:45 - Introductions
6:45- 7:00 – Charles Sekwalor co-Founder - MoveMeBack
MoveMeback is making Africa’s most exciting and unique opportunities accessible and realisable to overseas talent, leaders, influencers and organisations.They are a members-only community making the prospect of moving to Africa a realisable possibility and offering exclusive access to unique and exciting high potential opportunities on the African continent.
7:00- 7:15 – Christopher Baker-Brian CTO - BBOXX
BBOXX designs, manufactures, distributes and finances innovative solar systems to improve access to energy across Africa and the developing world.
BBOXX is leading The Solar Revolution by offering an on-grid experience in an off-grid world powered through a unique financing model to sell solar systems to the mass market on a monthly payment plan.
7:15-7:30- Will Tindall co-Founder - Emerging Crowd
Emerging Crowd will be the UK's first crowdfunding and investment platform focused on unlisted growth-stage companies in frontier and emerging markets.Initially focusing on selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia, the platform will provide ordinary investors with direct investment choices from a carefully vetted selection of companies.
7:30-7:45 - Conall O'Caoimh Founder & Director- Value Added in Africa
Value Added in Africa is a UK and Ireland based non-profit organisation that builds sustainable channels to market for African products. Acting as a trade facilitator between African shelf ready products and European retailers, our core activities consist in supporting African producers to market and promote their products in target markets.Through their Proudly Made in Africa label they aim to raise awareness of the increasing number of high quality products being manufactured and packaged in Africa.
7:45-8:00- Leslie Onyesoh Founder & CEO- Kwanji
Leslie is an entrepreneur, evangelist and campaigner for change. After personally experiencing the challenges of running a business out of Africa, he went on to set up Kwanji, a global trade company working to level the playing field in international trade. Kwanji’s vision is to make it easy for any business, no matter its location to trade globally.
8:00-8:30- Panel discussion led by Eunice Ball Founder- Africa Technology Business Network
8:30- 9:00- More drinks, nibbles & networking
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Africa Technology Business Network
The Africa Technology Business Network is a social enterprise focused on driving technology and business innovation in Africa by connecting the UK and Africa ecosystems.
We connect UK businesses & investors to the emerging technology opportunities in Africa and run programmes to support African innovators.