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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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