VC4A & ABAN unveil 9 new partnerships ahead of #AESIS2022

The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit team is proud to announce 9 partnerships for the 9th edition of #AESIS2022 coming up on 2nd, 3rd and 4th, November in person and online. VC4A and ABAN made the move in order to jointly promote an active Gender inclusive and pro Green/Climate investment mindset in the future.  

#AESIS2022 – Strategic Partners

Introducing GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and the Work In Progress! Alliance as the Strategic Partners for the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2022.  Through this partnership, attendees will benefit from a powerful keynote delivered on the double-themed Summit “Investing with a Gender Lens & Clean/Green Tech”, GIZ powered roundtables, fireside chats, reverse pitch events, workshops and more. The rich and insightful learnings ensure delegates enjoy a varied yet holistic agenda at The Summit.

#AESIS2022 – Knowledge Partners

As part of our efforts to inspire and educate, AESIS2022 announces two Knowledge Partners namely the FMO Ventures Program and The UNDP – Sustainable Finance Hub. The Knowledge partners will anchor workshops on relevant topics around funding and lessons learned in supporting entrepreneurs across various markets, LP/GP Office Hours and multi-city Investor Meetups.

Friends of #AESIS2022 

Introducing the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, Bestseller Foundation, NEXT176 by Old Mutual, Launch Africa and Afrilabs as Friends of #AESIS2022. Meet and greet members of each team in various virtual rooms, workshops and in person Investor Meetups across the globe. 

The #AESIS2022 Agenda

  • On November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, VC4A and ABAN are hosting the 9th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2022
    • IN-PERSON Nov 2nd investor meetups hosted in 30 cities around the world 
    • ONLINE Nov 2nd daytime – Ecosystem Side Event
    • ONLINE Nov 3rd and 4th 2022 – Summit

The program includes:

  • Online Summit with the most inspiring investor speakers
  • Virtual investor panels, keynotes, and fireside chats
  • Learning track with masterclasses hosted by investor expertise
  • VC4A Venture Showcase pitch event (95 alumni have raised over $500M)
  • LP and GP Office Hours
  • In-person investor meetups hosted by investors all over the world

Brand new to the #AESIS2022 Agenda: The Ecosystem Side Event

#AESIS2022 is for the first time introducing an Ecosystem Side Event, curated for Entrepreneur Support Organizations and accelerators. The segment speaks to the intersection between entrepreneurship development and early stage investing. Attendees can join the Investment Readiness Masterclass powered by GIZ, the Reverse Dragon’s Den where investors will be showcasing, as well as the Hub Sustainability Panel Discussion, where different models of creating value by providing deal pipelines will be discussed.

In addition, #AESIS2022 is thrilled to partner with AfDB and AVCA, to offer a select group of Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) who are exploring establishing a Fund, an opportunity to learn Fund Management and network with investors.

Register for #AESIS2022 today

Registrations are live and accompanied by a fresh 2022 website. Tickets for #AESIS2022 are free however registration is required to secure your seat. Visit to register for all sessions now.

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