VC4Africa has initiated a global conversation on African entrepreneurship in over 20 cities around the world as a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013.
The initiative will see VC4Africa members hosting informal networking drinks, bringing together local networks of entrepreneurs, angels and VC investors as well as individuals eager to be part of Africa’s next great success story.
The informal meetups meetups will be held on Thursday November 21, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (in the local time zones) in cities such as Accra, Addis, Alexandria, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Buea, Cairo, Chicago, Dakar, Dar, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Monrovia, Lagos, Lille, London, Los Angeles, Lusaka, Nairobi, New York, Silicon Valley, Tunis and Washington D.C.
According to a statement by VC4Africa, over 700 people have signed up so far.
Miguel Heilbron, Director of Outreach at VC4Africa said: “We believe entrepreneurship development in Africa can be accelerated when we are able to connect a global network of knowledge and capital. It is inspiring to see so many members take the initiative to rally members in their area and host a meetup. I think this series of meetups shows there is a global recognition for Africa’s entrepreneurs, and we are coming together as a community in the shared interest to support these entrepreneurs.”
The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. During one week each November, GEW inspires people around the world to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.