Africa’s early stage investor community comes together November 15th and 16th, with a bonus ‘Cape Town Innovation Tour’ November 17th for the 4th annual African Early Stage Investor Summit – #AAIS2017. This exclusive investor-only event, hosted at Workshop17 in Cape Town, South Africa, unites key stakeholders in the ecosystem from across the continent to exchange best practices, share lessons learned and plot the roadmap for the future.

ORGANIZED BY

ABAN
SABAN
VC4A
Start-Scale-Exit

THIS YEARS’ THEME

This years’ theme ‘START-SCALE-EXIT, F(o)unding Great Startup Teams Poised For Global Success’ focuses on the role investors play in working with startup teams to scale internationally and ultimately exit. Topics key to this year’s event will for example be:

  • expanding from Africa to the world;
  • building international syndicates;
  • taking startup teams from idea to exit;
  • angels exiting to VC’s.

WHY ATTEND

Joining #AAIS2017 provides a unique opportunity for you to network with the most influential thought leaders in the early stage investment space and to plug into the African tech startup ecosystem. Learn and exchange knowledge with a network of top investment experts and exchange best practices with like-minded investors. Register now to get access to quality deal-flow and explore co-investment opportunities in the continent’s top companies.

AAIS2017
Cape Town

Summit program

Tuesday evening – November 14:
Invite-only speakers cocktail (at the Waterfront – exact location TBA).
Wednesday – November 15:
Full day Summit at Workshop 17 (17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront) + the network dinner at Two Oceans Aquarium (Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront).
Thursday – November 16:
Full day Summit at Workshop 17 + World Bank Policy Meeting (invite only parallel track) + After party.

Friday – November 17:
‘Cape Town Innovation Tour’: Mainly for our overseas guests (limited seating + $50 contribution). This tour aims to give you a great introduction to the ecosystem, access to the entrepreneurs and leaders building the sector, and you’ll spend the day being hosted by industry experts who are embedded in the community. Register your ticket here.

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

08:00 Registration open at Workshop17
09:00 Welcome remarks
Profile Photo David van Dijk, ABAN
09:10 Official opening
Profile Photo H. 'Tomi Davies, ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
09:20 International investor panel

State of play: Current investment climate

10:00 Keynote

Key ingredients for Africa’s Startup Community

Profile Photo Ben White, VC4A

10:10 Fireside chat

Unwrapping the $40M Series C Round in Andela

10:40 Keynote

Understanding the investment climate

Profile Photo Tanya van Lill, SAVCA

10:50 Network break
11:20

Welcome by the World Bank and introducing XL Africa

Honorary guest: Paul Noumba Um, The World Bank

11:30

XL Africa Showcase

Investor panel:

12:05 Breakout sessions
Research Roundtable – Getting our facts straight
moderator: Profile Photo Thomas van Halen, VC4A


XL Africa Investor Deep dives
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Parallel investor panels

Seed Stage : First investor in…

How can we address the gaps in the market to enable innovators across all of Africa to find the investment they need?

14:20 Parallel investor panels

Unlocking Diaspora & International capital to drive local entrepreneurship

Accelerating Startups to Scale-ups – how accelerators drive growth

15:10 Network Break
15:40 Keynote

Founding and Funding a Global Multinational

Profile Photo Rebecca Enonchong, ABAN, Cameroon Angels Network

  • SABAN founding members session

    15:50 Keynote

    Building Investor Ecosystems across Africa

  • Profile Photo Aun Ali Rachman, infoDev
  • 16:00

    XL Africa Showcase

    Investor panel:

    16:40 Breakout sessions

    African Angel Investor Roundtable

    XL Africa Investor Deep dives

    18:00 Networking dinner at Two Oceans Aquarium

    NOVEMBER 16, 2017

    08:00 Welcome coffee
    09:00 Welcome to day 2
    Profile Photo David van Dijk, ABAN
    09:05 Keynote
    Scaling for growth
    Steven Koltai, Koltai & Co
    09:15 International investor panel

    Catalyzing smart capital for scale-ups

    10:05 Keynote
    Scaling your investment the Mauritius way
    Profile Photo Shamin Ahmad Sookia, Perigeum Capital
    10:15 Ecosystem panel

    Creating the African Series A market

    11:00 Network Break
    11:25 Keynote

    Taking our entrepreneurial ecosystem to the next level

    Profile Photo Alexandra Fraser, ABAN + Silicon Cape

    11:35 Special announcement

    Announcing Rising Tide Africa

    Profile Photo Yemi Keri, Rising Tide Africa

    11:45

    XL Africa Showcase

    Investor panel:

    12:20 Breakout sessions

    Angel syndication – Interactive workshop

    13:00 Lunch
    13:45 Parallel investor panels

    Investing with exits in mind

    Are impact investors in it to exit?

    14:30 Parallel interactive workshops – New instruments defining the way forward

    Rising Tide Africa: launching the first ever African female only investment fund

    15:15 Network Break
    15:45

    XL Africa Showcase

    Investor panel:

    16:10

    Angel Investing Portfolio Management Workshop + XL Africa Investor Deep dives

    Breakout sessions

    17:00

    Closing ceremony

    21:00

    Official afterparty

    Bring your dancing shoes

    NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – CAPE TOWN INNOVATION TOUR

    *The tour can be booked at an extra cost of $50: register here
    Cape Town has been recognized globally as an emerging global entrepreneurial hub, due to it’s vibrant startup community and innovative spirit. The greater Cape Town area is home to many accelerator programs, co-working spaces and global tech businesses, serving markets across the continent and globe.

    08:30 Meet at the V&A Waterfont
    09:00 Depart for Zoona
    10:30 Depart for the Woodstock Exchange including Barclays Rise, Injini Edtech Incubator, the Bandwidth Barn, MEST incubator and a number of startups
    13:00 Depart for RLabs
    15:00 Depart for Spier and to meet up with XL Africa teams
    17:00 Depart for the V&A Waterfont
    18:00 Arrive at the V&A Waterfont

    Tour Includes:
    • Transport between venues on a luxury, air-conditioned coach
    • Tea or coffee on arrival from Enmasse Tea and Coffee Merchants
    • Mineral water and fruit to snack on in the coach
    • Morning coffee and snacks at Barclays Rise
    • Healthy packed lunch with locally sourced produce from Superette
    • Wine and chocolate pairing at Spier

    SPEAKERS

    Headlining the Summit are renowned international and local investors – with leading African angels and investors expected to attend from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Somalia amongst many others. Speakers include:
    Kola Aina

    Kola Aina

    Ventures Platform
    Nigeria

    Helen Anatogu

    Helen Anatogu

    iDEA Nigeria
    Nigeria

    Victor Asemota

    Victor Asemota

    Africa Disapora Investment Network
    Ghana

    Adedana Ashebir

    Adedana Ashebir

    Village Capital
    Kenya

    Olawale Ayeni

    Olawale Ayeni

    IFC Venture Capital
    Nigeria

    Lefteris Bibakis

    Lefteris Bibakis

    StartTech Ventures
    Greece

    Martijn Blom

    Martijn Blom

    Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
    The Netherlands

    Andrea Böhmert

    Andrea Böhmert

    Knife Capital
    South Africa

    Leticia Browne

    Leticia Browne

    Intelligent Capital Group
    Ghana

    Chris Campbell

    Chris Campbell

    SABAN
    South Africa

    Abu Cassim

    Abu Cassim

    Jozi Angels
    South Africa

    Daniel Chiumia

    Daniel Chiumia

    Angel Investor
    Malawi

    Llew Claasen

    Llew Claasen

    Newtown Partners
    South Africa

    Brett Commaille

    Brett Commaille

    Angelhub Ventures
    South Africa

    Paul Cook

    Paul Cook

    Silvertree Internet Holdings
    South Africa

    Tomi Davies

    Tomi Davies

    ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
    Nigeria

    Isabelle de Melo

    Isabelle de Melo

    Rising Tide
    Switzerland

    Hüseyin Demirhisar

    Hüseyin Demirhisar

    Angel Wings Ventures
    The Netherlands

    Roeland Donckers

    Roeland Donckers

    IUNGO Capital
    Uganda

    David van Dijk

    David van Dijk

    ABAN
    The Netherlands

    Vuyo Dubese

    Vuyo Dubese

    Thomson Reuters
    South Africa

    Rebecca Enonchong

    Rebecca Enonchong

    ABAN + Cameroon Angels Network
    Cameroon

    Thomas Festerling

    Thomas Festerling

    GreenTec Capital Partners
    Germany

    Rodrigue Fouafou

    Rodrigue Fouafou

    HartNamtemah
    Canada

    Alexandra Fraser

    Alexandra Fraser

    ABAN + Silicon Cape
    South Africa

    Bastian Gotter

    Bastian Gotter

    SPARK NG
    South Africa

    Daniel Guasco

    Daniel Guasco

    Team Africa Ventures
    South Africa

    Stephen Gugu

    Stephen Gugu

    ABAN + Viktoria Business Angels Network
    Kenya

    Thomas van Halen

    Thomas van Halen

    VC4A
    The Netherlands

    Yosi Hasson

    Yosi Hasson

    Techstars
    South Africa

    Mvi Hlophe

    Mvi Hlophe

    SABAN
    South Africa

    Marnix van Holland

    Marnix van Holland

    Hivos
    The Netherlands

    Maya Horgan

    Maya Horgan

    Ingressive
    Nigeria

    Khaled Ismail

    Khaled Ismail

    Algebra Ventures
    Egypt

    Tom Jackson

    Tom Jackson

    Disrupt Africa
    Kenya

    CK Japeth

    CK Japeth

    Kampala Angel Investors
    Uganda

    Alex Kapungu

    Alex Kapungu

    DMM.Africa
    Tanzania

    Yemi Keri

    Yemi Keri

    Rising Tide Africa
    Nigeria

    Philip Kiracofe

    Philip Kiracofe

    Horizen Partners
    South Africa

    Shudhan Kohli

    Shudhan Kohli

    Grey Elephant Ventures
    Kenya

    Steven Koltai

    Steven Koltai

    Koltai & Co
    USA

    Vincent Kouwenhoven

    Vincent Kouwenhoven

    eVA Fund
    The Netherlands

    Kenza Lahlou

    Kenza Lahlou

    Outlierz Ventures
    Morocco

    Stephan Lamprecht

    Stephan Lamprecht

    SAVCA
    South Africa

    Tanya van Lill

    Tanya van Lill

    SAVCA
    South Africa

    Andile Masuku

    Andile Masuku

    African Tech Round-up
    South Africa

    Mixo Mayimele

    Mixo Mayimele

    Pepperfield Ventures
    South Africa

    Tefo Mohapi

    Tefo Mohapi

    iAfrikan
    South Africa

    Audrey Mothupi

    Audrey Mothupi

    South African Business Angel Network
    South Africa

    Sanjay Mungar

    Sanjay Mungar

    Angel Investor
    Mauritius

    Danai Musandu

    Danai Musandu

    Goodwell
    South Africa

    Simunza Muyangana

    Simunza Muyangana

    Bongo Hive
    Zambia

    Isayvani Naicker

    Isayvani Naicker

    DST
    South Africa

    Sawa Nakagawa

    Sawa Nakagawa

    E Squared Investments
    South Africa

    Paul Noumba Um

    Paul Noumba Um

    The World Bank
    Cameroon

    Lexi Novitske

    Lexi Novitske

    Singularity Invest
    Nigeria

    Sean Nowak

    Sean Nowak

    Zephyr Acorn
    Kenya

    Kizito Okechukwu

    Kizito Okechukwu

    SEA Africa
    Nigeria

    Dotun Olowoporoku

    Dotun Olowoporoku

    Starta + Potential VC
    Nigeria

    Collins Onuegbu

    Collins Onuegbu

    Lagos Angel Network
    Nigeria

    Stephen Ozoigbo

    Stephen Ozoigbo

    Lions Africa
    USA

    Max Pichulik

    Max Pichulik

    Impact Amplifier
    South Africa

    Vuyisa Qabaka

    Vuyisa Qabaka

    Entrepreneur Traction
    South Africa

    Mehraz Rafat

    Mehraz Rafat

    NORAD
    Norway

    Yehuda Raff

    Yehuda Raff

    iPartners Africa
    South Africa

    Aun Rahman

    Aun Rahman

    The World Bank
    USA

    Anna Samake

    Anna Samake

    AHL Venture Partners
    Mali

    Charles Sidman

    Charles Sidman

    ECS Capital Partners
    USA

    Vasili Sofiadellis

    Vasili Sofiadellis

    Visions2Ventures
    South Africa

    Shamin Sookia

    Shamin Sookia

    Perigeum Capital
    Mauritius

    Jaap Spreeuwenberg

    Jaap Spreeuwenberg

    Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
    The Netherlands

    Justin Stanford

    Justin Stanford

    4Di Capital
    South Africa

    Christian Steinbarth

    Christian Steinbarth

    Spark
    Liberia

    Leonard Stiegeler

    Leonard Stiegeler

    Ringier Africa
    Nigeria

    Dotun Sulaiman

    Dotun Sulaiman

    Lagos Angel Network
    Nigeria

    Ido Sum

    Ido Sum

    TLcom Capital
    United Kingdom

    Hugues Vincent-Genod

    Hugues Vincent-Genod

    Investisseurs & Partenaires
    France

    Bertil van Vugt

    Bertil van Vugt

    VC4A
    The Netherlands

    Alina Vinogradova

    Alina Vinogradova

    VC4A
    The Netherlands

    Ben White

    Ben White

    VC4A + ABAN
    The Netherlands

    Shinta Yoshioka

    Shinta Yoshioka

    DMM.Africa
    Japan

    Marek Zmyslowski

    Marek Zmyslowski

    Angel Investor
    South Africa

    Keet van Zyl

    Keet van Zyl

    Knife Capital
    South Africa

    Workshop17

    LOGISTICS

    The event will take place at Workshop17 – an innovation and co-working space right in the middle of Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. It’s a place where innovative like-minded people and start-up entrepreneurs come together to collaborate towards a better country and continent through various projects.

    Click here for directions

     

    As the event location is so central we opted not to pre-select hotels. There are almost endless options from super luxurious to budget. For inspiration please see for example Waterfront area and a few minutes out but also very nice De Waterkant. Our team is very much available to assist further where needed. Please contact us via info[at]aais2017.com.

    In good company

    Meet the following investors

    4Di Capital
    800 ventures
    ABAN
    Accion
    Action Hero Ventures
    African Development Bank
    African Diaspora Network
    Africatech Ventures
    AHL Venture Partners
    Akili
    Algebra Ventures
    Angelhub Ventures
    Angel Wings Ventures
    Anges Quebec
    Blue Haven Initiative
    Brooklyn Ventures
    Cactus Advisors
    Cairo Angels
    CAN
    Clifftop Colony
    DMM.Africa
    Earth Capital
    EAVCA
    EBAN
    EchoVC
    Empretec
    eVA Fund
    fsdafrica
    GBAN
    Glenheim
    Glo Ventures
    Global Innovation Fund
    Global Partnerships
    GoBeyond
    Goodwell
    Greentec Capital
    GSMA
    Hivos
    Horizen Ventures
    Innovation Edge
    Intelligent Capital
    Invenfin
    IetP
    Investment One
    iungo Capital
    Jozi Angels
    KAIN
    Knife Capital
    Lagos Angel Network
    Maine Venture Fund
    Mercy Corps
    Movement Capital
    NACO
    Neon Ventures
    Nest
    Newtown Partners
    Orange Digital Ventures
    Outlierz
    Pepperfield Ventures
    Quona Capital
    Rising Tide Africa
    RMI
    SABAN
    Sanaga Ventures
    Seedstars
    Silvertree Internet Holdings
    Singularity Invest
    Singularity Invest
    Spark-ng
    Starttech Ventures
    Team Africa Ventures
    Techstars
    TLcom
    VBAN
    Ventures Platform
    Village Capital
    Visions2Ventures
    WBAF
    Zephyr Acorn

    Ecosystem and media partners

    Africa Business Radio
    Africa Diaspo
    African Tech Round-up
    AppsAfrica
    Business Angels Week
    Business Insider
    Disrupt Africa
    Fast Company
    iAfrikan
    innov8tiv
    Silicon Cape
    Simodisa
    smartmonkey
    StartupBootcamp
    StartupBootcamp
    Techcrunch
    Ventureburn

    Your organization not on the list? Contact the organizers on info [at] AAIS2017.com.

    Welcoming special guest: WORLD BANK’s XL AFRICA

    This year’s event partners with XL Africa, the first post seed stage pan-African acceleration program made possible by InfoDev at the World Bank. Sourcing the best digital innovators from across the continent, the XL Africa team will introduce 20 companies ready for Series A funding and poised for global success. These companies will showcase their remarkable innovations and significant business traction over the course of event, participating in the continent’s first venture showcase of this caliber. The program will focus on what it takes to build a great startup team in these markets and how to take a company from idea to exit when focused on African markets. The 20 selected companies will be announced August 14th on XL-Africa.com.
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    Contact the organizers on info [at] AAIS2017.com. Look forward to see you in Cape Town!

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