AfDB Panel Discussion at Africa Women in Technology Summit

ROLE OF INCUBATORS AND VENTURE CAPITAL IN SUPPORTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

Overview

Oct 9 - 9:00 - Oct 11, 2018 - 21:00  • 
African Development Bank (AFDB)Fund of funds
Accra, Ghana
Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

The objective of this session is to host a discussion on the current models of enterprise support and venture capital funding to tech enterprises in Africa with a view of understanding if they are sympathetic to the unique needs and challenges that female tech entrepreneurs face.

Specifically, the session will seek to answer the following questions:

• What are the specific needs of female tech entrepreneurs?

• How do female tech entrepreneurs support each other?

• What are the gaps in the existing models of enterprise support?

• What technical assistance do female tech entrepreneurs need in order to access venture capital funding?

The ultimate goal of this session is to describe a technical assistance program targeting female tech entrepreneurs that will enable them to access and receive venture capital financing to grow their businesses.

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