AESIS2022 to include 29 Investor Meetups around the world

  • 26 cities in Africa to host local investor meetups
  • East, West, North and Southern Africa are well represented to boost early stage investing, as well as Dubai, London and Washington DC
  • Over 300 verified investor organisations have confirmed attendance
  • Agenda to include gender inclusivity and green/climate focused investment 

A record 29 cities across Africa and beyond will play host in November to a physical gathering of investors, in the biggest Africa Early Stage Investor Summit since its inception in 2013.

The 9th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2022) will take place from 2-4 November, 2022. As the event kicks off on 2 November, more than 29 physical gatherings will take place in several cities across the world, namely: Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou; Botswana – Gaborone; Cabo Verde – Praia; Cameroon – Douala; Côte d’Ivoire – Abidjan; DR Congo – Kinshasa; Egypt – Cairo; Ethiopia – Addis Ababa; Ghana – Accra; Kenya – Nairobi; Malawi – Lilongwe; Mauritius – Moka; Morocco – Casablanca; Namibia – Windhoek; Nigeria – AbujaLagosPort Harcourt; Rwanda – Kigali; Senegal – Dakar; South Africa – Cape TownJohannesburg; Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam; Tunisia – Tunis; Uganda – Kampala; United Arab Emirates – Dubai; United Kingdom – London; USA – Washington DC; Zambia – Lusaka and Zimbabwe – Harare.

#AESIS2022 is a summit designed by ABAN and VC4A with the slogan “for investors, by investors”, that has been growing steadily over the years even as the startup ecosystem is being recognised as a crucial development tool for Africa.

“These gatherings are designed to create a rich networking experience for investors, and this year we expect more than 200 investor organisations to participate. Moreover, in 2021 we had 13 investor meetups in 11 cities. In November 2022, we will double that number and we can’t wait to see the growth that these conversations will spur,” said Fadilah Tchoumba, ABAN Secretary General. 

Registration for the local investor meetups will be done online and will be open to investors in the individual countries. Interested parties are encouraged to book their complimentary ticket as soon as possible as there is limited space available. 

In the agenda for #AESIS2022, ABAN and VC4A have worked to jointly promote gender inclusivity and a green/climate investment mindset. 

The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit team has announced 11 partnerships for the 9th edition of #AESIS2022; including Make-IT in Africa implemented by  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Work In Progress! Alliance as the Strategic Partners, the FMO Ventures Program and The UNDP – Sustainable Finance Hub as Knowledge Partners and Afrilabs, Bestseller Foundation, Dutch Good Growth Fund, Flourish Ventures, Launch Africa, NEXT176 by Old Mutual, and the UK-South Africa Tech Hub as Friends of #AESIS2022.  

The #AESIS2022 Programme includes:

  • Online Summit with the most inspiring investor speakers
  • Virtual investor panels, keynotes, and fireside chats
  • Learning track with masterclasses hosted by investor expertise
  • 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase – Women founder edition  (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 Organisations 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.

Don’t forget to register for #AESIS2022 and secure your seat via

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About ABAN:

ABAN is the Pan-African network organisation for angel investors. Established in 2015 by a group of 6 pioneer angel networks in Africa, ABAN represents an emerging sector playing a vital role in the African early stage ecosystems’ future, providing valuable human and financial capital to African startups through a growing number of Angel investor groups, syndicates and networks across the continent. Visit for more information.

About VC4A:

VC4A is an ecosystem builder that leverages its infrastructure, network and expertise for the programs that contribute to the startup movement in emerging markets. Since 2008, the organisation designs, structures and implements successful entrepreneurship programs on the continent. VC4A runs an online platform featuring the world’s largest database of startups in Africa and Latin America and connecting local entrepreneurs to learning resources, mentors, investors and partner programs. Visit for more information.