Africa’s early-stage investor community came together on November 17th for the 3rd annual African Angel Investor Summit at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.… read more
November 17, the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN) and VC4Africa jointly present the 3rd annual African Angel Investor Summit in Lagos, Nigeria.
Theme for this years Summit is ‘Co-investing, making it work together’. With Nigeria now officially in a recession and most major economies suffering form low commodity prices, working together is the only way forward to unlock capital fast and maximize Africa’s entrepreneurial potential. All presentations, keynotes and workshops during the 2016 summit will be centered on how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VC’s, government, crowdfunders etc – can cooperate and support each other.
Working together is also how we want to build the program: do you know a thing or two about angel investing? Are you interested to speak or join as a panel member? Do you have suggestion for additional workshops? Join the conversation and add your suggestions here. The team will get in touch with you directly after.
This event is for investors and thought leaders in the the early-stage investment space only. This event is not for entrepreneurs. We hope to welcome entrepreneurs to one of the many other events organized by VC4A, LAN or ABAN.
For all inquiries about hotels, local travel arrangements and visa invitation letters please contact Mayowa via email@example.com.
Panel 1 – Founders funding founders
How Africa’s success entrepreneurs turn around to help the next generation – do’s and dont’s, pittfalls, how do we get many more.
Panel 2 – Angel syndication, how to make it work
This panel looks at questions such as what is the ideal legal structure of a syndicate, what lessons can we learn from syndicates in established markets and how to go about the costs.
Panel 3 – Governments and business angels
The role governments play in creating an enabling environment for early-stage investors. What goes right, what goes wrong, what to improve?
Panel 4 – Business angels and the VC community, friends or enemies?
What advice do VCs give to angel investors? How VCs are natural exit partners.
Panel 5 – Growing your business together: reaching investor readiness
The accelerator experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at accelerating the life cycle of young innovative companies, compressing years’ worth of learning-by-doing into just a few months. Next step: get investors onboard.
Top 5 graduates of the She Leads Africa acceleration program, powered by Work in Progress Alliance, will get the stage to pitch their latest innovations.
She Leads Africa accelerator
Panel 6 – Engaging international investors
How to make investing into Africa easier? How to de-risk African opportunities? How to get the diaspora involved?
Panel 7 – Corporates and Business Angels
Trade sales being your most likely exit scenario? How do corporates and business angels connect?
Closing and sharing lessons learned
Join the conversation and leave your details here!
|Date||November 17, 2016: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM •|
|Organizer||African Business Angel Network Angel Group|
The Landmark Centre, Lagos
|Targets||Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Sectors||Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene|
ndaman joshua olayinka posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.
As an upcoming entrepreneur i would like to attend the AFRICAN ANGEL INVESTOR SUMMIT 2016 in Lagos state. I stay in Lagos state and would like to gain experience and network with investors and mentors.
Eagerly waiting on this event come November.
2, most investors expect same person with idea to be marketing savvy, good manager, good accountant, etc and often time, some have age cutoff.
It’s high time the world redirects its investment focus to ventures requiring more humans than automated. Africa especially needs to take a cue from Europe and America and go the way of funding services such as recreational.
Also, investors should provide more of incubation than boot camps, great buildings go beyond the architects.
I want to share some personal opinions which I think are eroding most efforts put forward through investing, hence “Nigeria now officially in a recession and most major economies suffering from low commodity prices”.
1, ventures are being created primarily to concentrate financial wealth in the hands of a few. Rather than creating jobs commensurate with volume of investment knowing that world population is increasing per second, the trend is billion dollar biz that employs hundreds
I wanted to know how I can be part of the Engel network ,and what I can do to attend the forum in Lagos come November?
Olayinka David Adebayo posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.
How and what do I need to join this event in November? I am a developer and Agricultural Extensionist working the use of ICT as developmental tool in Agriculture.
Am i allowed to attend the event