Registration now open for the African Angel Investor Summit 2016 – #AAIS2016

VC4A, ABAN and the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the third annual African Angel Investor Summit 2016 (#AAIS2016). Powered by the Work in Progress! Alliance, this one day event is exclusively for investors – register here – seating is limited. Entrepreneurs are welcome to attend one of our partner events listed below.

AAIS 2016 gathers investors from across the continent to have serious and much needed conversations about the future of early- stage  investing in Africa. Come to AAIS 2016 if you want to be part of affecting improvements in the Angel investment space in Africa and set the roadmap for the future. Expect honest conversations confronting real challenges.

“Growing Africa’s Angel investing community is a critical component to scaling up the number of African start-ups successfully becoming global businesses. AAIS 2016 is a crucial gathering for experienced and new investors to hold prescient conversations, sharpen their investing skills, and build the relationships needed for successful co-investment.”

– Tomi Davies, President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN)

Taking place on Thursday November 17th at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, AAIS 2016 brings together investors from across the African continent and other parts of the world to exchange best practices, debate pressing issues, share lessons learnt and set the road map for angel investing in the future.

The Summit will provide an unprecedented forum to network with pre-eminent opinion leaders in the African early stage investment space. It is a unique opportunity to solve African Angel investing challenges and access the latest investment methods – from sourcing deals and valuations through to exits.

Confirmed speakers and panelists – more to be added

More than 30 speakers confirmed divided over 7 panels and 4 keynote sessions. Also the Top 5 graduates from the She Leads Africa accelerator 2016 will pitch their business on stage. For more info on the program, check out

Dotun Sulaiman
Raphael Afaedor
Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien
Ben White
Chris Shultz
Collins Onuegbu
Tomi Davies
Yvonne Wassenaar
Stephen Gugu
Rebecca Enonchong
Dave Uduanu
Helen Anatogu
David van Dijk
Ike Eze
Olawale Ayeni
Mark Essien
Stephen Ozoigbo
Ife Adebayo
Eghosa Omoigui
Neku Atawodi
Lexi Novitske
Afua Osei
Tayo Oviosu
Eloho Omame
Maya Horgan-Famodu
Mikul Shah
Dotun Olowoporoku
Leticia Browne
David Osei
Monique Woodard
Marek Zmyslowski
Odunoluwa Longe
Alina Vinogradova

Co-investing and co-operating – Making it work together

The theme for AAIS 2016 is pertinent to the times, ‘co-investing, making it work together’. With Nigeria officially in a recession and most major African economies suffering from low commodity prices, working together is seen as one of the only ways to unlock capital and maximise Africa’s entrepreneurial potential.

The 2016 Summit will be centred around how different players in the ecosystem can and should co-operate – Angels, VC’s, Government, diaspora, academia, crowd-funders, professional services, corporates, incubators, accelerators and others.

Lagos is the place to be – November 16th-20th

AAIS 2016 is excited to support the following partner events:

LAN Deal Day (16 Nov.): On Wednesday 16th November, the day before the Summit, LAN will be holding its 3rd Deal Day. This is a closed-door evening event for members of the Lagos Angel Network.
More information.

High Growth Africa Summit (17-18 Nov): The High Growth Africa Summit is organized by Starta and Ingressive and focuses on how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa – #GrowthHacking. Taking place alongside AAIS 2016 at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, entrepreneurs and ecosystem stakeholders are invited to join AAIS investors for the High Growth Africa Summit.
More information.

She Leads Africa  Demo Day (20 Nov): The She Leads Africa (SLA) Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. Demo Day on 20 November is a public viewing for investors, corporate senior executives and the press to view our most recent accelerator startups.
More information.