The High Growth Africa Summit, a 2-day conference dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa is scheduled to hold on November 17-18, 2016. Hosted by Starta and Ingressive, the Summit is a culmination of the 2016 tech tour, which 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 (NYSE: NEWR); as well as executives from GitHub and Google.
The Summit will be widely attended by over 250 pan-African entrepreneurs and 100 global investors. The 30+ masterclass sessions that make up the 2-day Summit are free and open to the public. However, attendance is strictly by registration.
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.
Speaking on the potential of the African market as a promising space for foreign investment, Maya Horgan-Famodu, Founder at Ingressive says,
“iROKO brought 30x ROI to their initial investors. Goldman Sachs and Mark Zuckerberg have made bullish Nigerian investments in the last year and we just hosted Michael Seibel and Qasar Younis of YC in September. The world is ready for African tech. The question now is which investors will win the market first. It’s a standoff, and Ingressive is here to bring those ready to invest and advise into the ecosystem.”
“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.”
To sign up to attend, please visit the High Growth Africa Summit website. For enquiries and/or more information on the Summit or pitch competition, contact Ingressive by email: jenny (at) ingressive (dot) co