Lagos , Nigeria will play host to this year’s highly anticipated startup conference DEMO Africa and with it comes the African Business Angel Network jointly presented by DEMO Africa and VC4Africa.
This was announced Thursday, May 7, at the 2015 Annual Conference of The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN).
Following the successful edition of last year’s Investor Summit at DEMO Africa which resulted in the formation of ABAN, the 2015 summit will again bring together investors from the Cairo Angels, Lagos Angels Network, Ivoire Business Angels, Viktoria Angels, Ghana Angel Investors Network, Africa Angels Network, Cameroon Angels, Silicon Cape and others to exchangebest practices, share lessons learned and set the road map for the future.
Experts from InfoDev, the WorldBank, African Development Bank are expected to join and event partner Ingressive is leading a delegation of US investors to the summit. We also look forward to being joined by a
delegation from EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players.
The Investor Summit on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23 will bring together internationally renowned investors and will conclude with an exclusive investor-only cocktail on the evening of September 23. Most attends are expected to join DEMO Africa 2015, the annual event where innovative African entrepreneurs come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed, happening September 24th and 25th. All events are scheduled to take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos, Nigeria.
ABAN President Tomi Davies explains, ‘The summit will provide an unprecedented opportunity to network with the leading opinion leaders in Africa’s early stage investment space, and a unique opportunity for accessing the latest investment methods and best practices from sourcing deals through valuation to exits.’
The program of the Investor Summit will focus on knowledge exchange between the continent’s various angel investors and angel investor networks and focus on the roadmap of the future of angel investing in Africa. The
program will consist of speakers, case studies and fireside chats.
Investors will be both local and international and will consist of angel investors, impact investors, venture capital funds, corporates (corporateventure capital); all focused on early stage SME investing.
Keynote speakers and the detailed program will be announced shortly.