Non profit foundation promoting Angel Investing in Africa

Investor Bootcamps and Masterclasses 2016

ABAN also this year is facilitating a Series of Angel Investor Bootcamps and Masterclasses to help mobilise the African Angel investing community. The events are organised with the support of the US State Department and the LIONS Africa Partnership and will take place across the continent as well as overseas. The theme for the series is ‘Unlocking capital for early stage innovation’.

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This summer ABAN will facilitate a Series of Angel Investor Bootcamps to help mobilise the African Angel investing community. The bootcamps are organised with the support of the US State Department and the LIONS Africa Partnership and will take place in Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town.

The theme for the series is ‘Unlocking capital for early stage innovation’ and will focus on facilitating interactions between angel investors, promising high-potential entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem and culminate at the ABAN Investment Summit held at DEMO Africa in September.This is part of a shared effort to connect the network, knowledge and capital needed to support the continued growth of Africa’s innovation sectors and to help maximise the continents entrepreneurial potential.

These events are critical for raising the profile of angel investing in Africa and play an important role in unlocking local capital for early stage innovation. The series of bootcamps works to:

  • Catalyze Investments
  • Mobilize Local Capital
  • Spur Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Dates & Locations

  • Istanbul, Turkey, February 21-23, World Business Angel Forum
  • Washington DC, USA, March 22, ABAN Roadshow
  • Philidelphia, USA, May 09-11, ACA Summit
  • London, UK, May 17 ATBN
  • Porto, Portugal, May 26-27, EBAN Annual Congress
  • Palo Alto / Silicon Valley USA June 22-24, Global Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Nairobi, Kenya, August 11, ABAN Masterclass
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, August 24, SABAN launch
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26, ABAN Workshop @ DEMO Africa
  • Hargeisa Somaliland, September 19-21, ABAN Masterclass
  • London, The Next Frontier by MEST, September 29
  • Douala, Cameroon, October 07-08, ABAN Masterclass
  • London, UKBAA Summit, November 1
  • Marseille, France, November 3-4, EMEA Business Forum
  • Cape Town, South Africa, November 10, SABAN launch
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 11 Africa Works Conference
  • Lagos, Nigeria, November 17,3rd Annual African Angel Investor Summit
  • Zagreb, Croatia, November 28-30, EBAN Winter University
  • Cairo, Egypt, December , ABAN Masterclass
  • Lagos Nigeria, December 9-11, ABAN Masterclass with Rising Tide Africa
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