Invest in Africa Virtual Summit

The Virtual Conference for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Dream Makers

Get ready to learn how to make your business and investment dreams in Africa.

Over 20 expert market leaders and entrepreneurs share their expertise about the growing business and investment opportunities in Africa.

June 5 – 8th, 2017

What is the Invest in Africa Summit?


The Invest in Africa Summit is a 4-day virtual event during which over 20 market leaders, experts and entrepreneurs share their insights about various emerging and booming African markets.

Fund the next Google in Africa or partner with the next Uber on African soil.

Discover an abundance of new markets with minimal competition!

Many of the speakers featured in the Summit are African entrepreneurs and foreign investors who will share their firsthand account of business and investment opportunities on the continent often overlooked by investors.

Join us for you a refreshing perspective on Africa and learn how you can benefit from the lucrative gaps in these emerging markets.

The Invest in Africa Summit speakers have been featured in….

Why You Should Attend the Invest in Africa Summit.


No Travel

The Summit is held online and not in a conference room!

All presentations will be broadcast over the web so you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Free Admission

Watch the speaker’s free presentations when they debut for the first time or catch the replay anytime within 24 hours!

Every speaker’s free presentation will remain online for a day from when it first aired.

Expert Speakers

The over 20+ speakers being featured in the Invest in Africa Summit are leaders in their fields, and the knowledge they will share will kick start your entrepreneurial or investment African dream.
The Experts You’ll Be Learning from in the Invest in Africa Summit
will make you realize it IS possible to profit from your connecting with Africa, doing good and having a positive social impact.

▼ check them out below! ▼

Akon

Akon

Singer, Record Producer, Co-Founder, Akon Lighting Africa

Bio

Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

Founding Director, African Crowdfunding Association

Bio
Jones Amegbor

Jones Amegbor

Founder & CEO PayInc Group

Bio
Aliesha Balde

Aliesha Balde

Communications Manager, African Technology Foundation

Bio
Audrey Cheng

Audrey Cheng

CEO, Moringa School

Bio
John Karanja

John Karanja

Founder & Consulting Lead, BitHub.Africa

Bio
Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu

CEO, Scholar & Philantropist Tufts University

Bio
Harnet Bokrezion

Harnet Bokrezion

Market Entry Strategist, Africa Business Jumpstart

Bio
Viola Llewellyn

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President, Ovamba

Bio
Chris Bates

Chris Bates

Chief Security Officer & President, Bitland Global

Bio
Simunza Muyangana

Simunza Muyangana

Co-Founder, Director, BongoHive

Bio
Mira Mehta

Mira Mehta

Founder, Tomato Jos

Chris Folayan

Chris Folayan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mall for Africa Limited

Bio

Paul Oberschneider

Paul Oberschneider

Founder, Hauser-Oberschneider Business Advisory

Bio
Xavier Gomez

Xavier Gomez

COO, AVAK Group

Bio

Alexander Boadi

Alexander Boadi

Founder, Risk Manager, Lets Move Africa

Bio
Opeyemi Awoyemi

Opeyemi Awoyemi

Co-Founder, Investor, Jobberman

Bio
Maja Andjelkovic

Maja Andjelkovic

Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank Group

Bio
John-Paul Iwuoha

John-Paul Iwuoha

Business Strategist, Founder, Smallstarter Africa

Bio
Stephen Newton

Stephen Newton

Founder, The Illuminate Africa Group

Bio
Leyland Hazlewood

Leyland Hazlewood

Top Advisor & Author Dimpex Inc

Bio
Dwight Sproull

Dwight Sproull

Content and Communications Manager, Humaniq

Bio
Carlos Chima

Carlos Chima

CMO, Realty Africa

Bio
Colin Don Schouw

Colin Don Schouw

Managing Director, Business Strategist, The Fixer Company

Bio

INVEST IN AFRICA VIRTUAL SUMMIT

The Experts You’ll be Learning from in the Invest in Africa Summit will share with you their knowledge of various African markets and how to get involved in those markets.

Are You Ready to Start Your

African investment and entrepreneurial dream?

Get free, limited time access to all the Invest in Africa Summit interviews!

Day 1: Monday June 5, 2017  – 10:00 am ET/16:00 GMT

Opportunities for Startups, Investors & Partnerships

Opening Keynote Speaker: Professor Kingsley Moghalu, CEO, Scholar, Philanthropist, Tufts University, Key factors to consider for African startups and foreign investors 

 Maja Andjelkovic, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank Group, XL-Africa.com, Scaling for Innovation  

Viola Llewellyn, Co-Founder & President, Ovamba, Bridging the gap between African SMEs and International Investors

Simunza Muyangana, Co-Founder, Director, BongoHive, Reducing barriers to entrepreneurship

Kevin Allen, Founding Director, African Crowdfunding Association, Why crowdfunding matters to African startups

Aliesha Balde, Communications Manager, African Technology Foundation, Bridging the Diaspora and Africa


 

Day 2: Tuesday June 6, 2017 10:00 am ET / 16:00 GMT

Making your African startup and investment dream a reality 

Dr. Harnet, Market Entry Strategist, Africa Business Jumpstart, How to do business in Africa

Paul Oberschneider, Founder, Hauser-Oberschneider Business Advisory, Why sell tacos in Africa

Audrey Cheng, CEO, Founder, Moringa School, Bridging the skills gap in Africa’s eco-system

Mira Mehta, Founder, Tomato Jos,  Agritech’s attractiveness as a profitable social enterprise

Stephen Newton, President, Co-Founder, The Illuminate Group, Africa’s booming consumer base

Opeyemi Awoyemi, Co-Founder, Investor, Jobberman, The online jobs giant’s mission

 

 


Day 3: Wednesday June 7, 2017 – 10:00 am ET / 16:00 GMT

Build it and they will come: business opportunities in Africa’s booming markets

Special Keynote Speaker: Akon, Singer, Co-Founder, Akon Lighting Africa,  Africa: an entrepreneurial and investor’s paradise 

Chris Folayan, Founder, CEO, Mall for Africa Ltd, Opportunities to serve the growing African middle class

Leyland Hazlewood, Top Advisor & Author, Dimpex Inc, Doing business in Africa: what you need to know

Dwight Sproull, Content and Communications Manager, Humaniq, Financial inclusion with mobile technology

Alex Boadi, Founder, Risk Manager, Lets Move Africa, Navigating real estate investments on the continent

Xavier Gomez, COO, Avak Group, Financial literacy’s role in Africa’s economic growth


 

Day 4: Thursday June 8, 2017 – 10:00 am ET / 16:00 GMT

Leveling the playing field- how technology is transforming Africa’s startup landscape

Colin Don Schouw, MD, Business Strategist, The Fixer Company, Capetown’s startup boom and why it matters 

Chris Bates, Chief Security Officer & President, Bitland Global, Empowering Africa with property innovation tools

John Karanja, Founder & Consulting Lead, BitHub.Africa, Blockchain Adoption, the challenges and promises

Carlos Chima, CMO, Realty Africa – Wealth building in Africa through crowdfunding real estate

Jones Amegbor, Founder & CEO, PayAngel – Reinventing remittance with technology

Closing Keynote SpeakerJohn-Paul Iwuoha, Business Strategist, Founder, Smallstarter Africa, Transforming challenges into opportunities


INVEST IN AFRICA VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Are You Ready to Start Your

African investment and entrepreneurial dream?

Get free, limited time access to all the Invest in Africa Summit interviews!

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions not answered here? Simply email [email protected] with any concerns.

What is the Invest in Africa Summit?

The Invest in Africa Summit is a 4-day virtual event where over 20 African market experts and entrepreneurs are going to share their knowledge and experience doing business on the continent.

All interviews will be streamed for free for the first 24 hours after they’ve aired. Specific dates and times will be emailed to registrants. Anyone who has a free ticket to the event will receive the links to access the broadcasts of these free interviews.

Hello! I’m your Summit Host, Nako Mbelle.

I help Fintech companies and emerging African startups find top talent!

I started Fintech Recruiters to meet the growing demand for worldwide Financial Technology (Fintech) professionals.

I have a passion for finding talent for African startups and bridging entrepreneurs and investors with the continent’s growing economic opportunities.


Hello! I’m your Summit Co-host, Anna Velvet

I help financial firms in the digital space identify services and partnerships that could add value on real industry issues. I provide the necessary communication tools and business cultural knowledge to promote their company, products and services.

These services are delivered through bootcamps and workshops that focus on global growth  within the Fintech space.

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