The High Growth Africa Summit, a 2-day conference on how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa will take place on November 17-18, 2016.
Hosted by Starta and Ingressive and supported by Appsafrica.com, the Summit features leading players in the global tech ecosystem including Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; James Lyle, Founder of Fulmar Advisor; Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO of New Relic as well as executives from GitHub and Google.
Organized by Ingressive and Starta, The Summit will be widely attended by over 250 pan-African entrepreneurs and 100 global investors. The High Growth Africa Summit which closes off a week-long rush of conferences, summits and private salons, will take place in Victoria Island, Lagos. A key event is the elevator pitch competition where budding Nigerian entrepreneurs will compete for the chance to win one of four free tickets to private meetings with key investors at The Summit.
“We fundamentally believe that billion dollar businesses will be built in Africa by Africans,” said Dotun Olowoporoku, Managing Partner at Starta. “We know that technology will enable Africans to build these faster and in more efficient ways than generations before us. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs who are serious and committed to building such businesses. The High Growth Africa Summit is one of the ways with which we seek to achieve that.”
Speaking on the potential of the African market as a promising space for foreign investment, Maya Horgan-Famodu, Founder at Ingressive added, “iROKO brought 30x ROI to their initial investors.The world is ready for African tech. The question now is which investors will win the market first.”
You can sign up or find out more here.