MBTN Accelerating Ideas Conference

The largest gathering of Africa's startup ecosystem in London


Mar 28, 2019: 8:00 - 20:00  • 
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Barclays Rise London
41 Luke St, London EC2A 4DP
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

This full day conference will provide inspiration, education and practical advice to entrepreneurs and business owners on methods to scale their businesses, evaluate funding options and engage with the investor community.


The event will also feature funding pitch sessions by promising startups, discussions and workshops from industry experts & investors, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and more.

There will be opportunities for VC firms, Angel Investor Networks and other business funders to talk about their organisations, and how they support entrepreneurs.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andy Ayim – Managing Director, Backstage Capital
  • Fope Adelowo – Senior Vice President, Helios Investment Partners
  • Franklin Amoo – Partner, Baylis Emerging Markets
  • Chandan Raja – Founder, Parallel AI
  • Dele Akinyemi – Investment Associate, MMC Ventures
  • Matthew Rowell – Head of Fundraising/ Partnerships, SeedLegals
  • Hephzi Pemberton – CEO Equality Group
  • Justin Onuekwusi – Head of Retail Multi Asset Funds, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Nzube Ufodike – Director, Aurora Equity Partners
  • Omosuyi Omojole – Head of Legal and Chief of Staff at Anergi Holding Company
  • Nzube Ufodike – Head of Investments, Wayra UK
  • Mame Yaa-Bonsu – Angel Investor, Fintech Expert
  • Bryan Mezue – Co-Founder Lifestore Pharmacy
  • Chris Kanwei, ACMA, CPA – Managing Director, RealCorp Capital