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Gearing Up For Africa’s Biggest Early Stage Investor Summit

Preparations for the 5th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018 are in full swing. We look forward to welcome Africa’s leading investors back to Cape Town on 11 and 12 Nov, where key stakeholders from across the continent and beyond will gather to exchange best practices, learn from peers, discuss recent transactions, and do deals.

For the second consecutive year, this exclusive investor-only event, organized by VC4A and ABAN, will be hosted at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. As we are building the program we continue to seek out the best of the best moderators, panel members, speakers and topics. Want to be part of the conversation? Reach out to: [email protected].

Investors in our network are also invited to recommend companies to apply for the VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A set to take place on November 12 in Cape Town, as part of #AESIS2018. Please refer your post-revenue portfolio/alumni who are looking to raise their Series A in the range of $250K and $5M.

As we continue to roll out the ABAN plans for 2018, we are looking forward to meet, share and collaborate with like minded investors from around the world; representing Africa’s early stage investor community; and promoting the African opportunity at these events:

SAVCA-GIBS Foundation Programme
The premier training programme for private equity in Southern Africa, in which 20 private equity practitioners take delgates through the full spectrum of the private equity life cycle. 24-25 July in Johannesburg, SA.
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Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana
#SEWGH is the leading platform bringing together #SiliconValley, the #UK #Nigeria and #Ghana entrepreneurial execs for knowledge sharing, valuable networking and to showcase innovation. 26-28 July.
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African Diaspora Network Speaker Series
Join us for an engaging and invigorating discussion on the growing Investment Opportunities in Africa. A conversation with experts on Early Stage VC, Impact Investing and Corporate Expansion Programs. 28 July.
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Africa Singapore Business Forum 2018
The ASBF gathers over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to promote business exchange, thought leadership and fostering trade between Africa and Asia. 28-29 Aug in Singapore.
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AFROLYNK Berlin Conference | 31 Aug ’18
An impact venture conference that supports, connects and brings together start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, SMEs, cooperation and organizations that are connected to the EU – African market.
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LeaderEx: Africa is Rising | 04 Sep 2018
Africa is rising! Africa’s largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. A day to challenge conventional thinking and learn from respected CEOs, thought leaders and >5000 delegates.
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VOLGA Early Stage Investors Summit
In the largest meeting of business angels and other participants of early stage markets in Russia, professionals will discuss trends of a venture market, newcomers will get a hands-on experience of investing.
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SA Innovation Summit 2018
SA Innovation Summit believes that entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in our lifetime, and the most important way that Africa can come to its full potential. The lion is waking up and Africa is rising. 12-14 Sept.
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NACO World Angel Investment Summit
The National Angel Capital Organisation Summit will attract over 700 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. 25-27 Sept.
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Afric’Up Startup Africa Summit | Tunisia
The Leading Startups, Investors and CEO event in Africa. More than 40 speakers are expected: business leaders, public decision makers, startups, investors, experts. High-level discussions and exchanges. 2-3 Oct.
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AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018
The AfriLabs Gathering provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem, including investors and entrepreneurs to convene, network and share knowledge. 11-13 Oct.
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DEMO Africa Morocco 2018
DEMO Africa is the launch pad for African technology and trends, attracting a global audience of over 2,000 people to experience the finest African innovations as they venture into the markets.. 18-19 Oct.
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EBAN Winter Summit 2018
The second of EBAN’s annual flagship events. After 15 successful editions, including Copenhagen in 2015, and Zagreb in 2016, the 2017 Munich Winter Summit tackled global challenges with top-tier speakers. 22-23 Oct.
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AVCA Venture Capital in Africa Summit
AVCA aims to convene founders, investors, and industry leaders to facilitate thought provoking dialogue, industry-driven insights and unparalleled networking opportunities. 24 Oct in London, United Kingdom.
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Africa Investment Forum 2018
Connecting global investors and project sponsors, the Africa Investment Forum is where project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors will come together to accelerate Africa’s investment opportunities. 7-9 Nov.
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Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018
This exclusive investor-only event, hosted in Cape Town, unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals.
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Rise Up Summit Cairo 2018
The ultimate summit experience. Thought leaders, media mavens, tech-legends and power player investors gather to share their experience, support and invest in the Middle East & Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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We are excited to witness the continued growth of the ecosystem and look forward to seeing you at one of the many events.

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