The inaugural edition of the Afrikonnect Summit schedule to hold from March 22 to 23, 2018 will take place in Casablanca, the capital city of Morocco.
The event is aimed at bringing together startups, investors and corporate bodies from Africa and the Middle East.
Also, Afrikonnect is an exclusive platform designed to enable large corporations to seamlessly collaborate with top startups from across Africa, foster co-investment between north and Sub- Saharan African investors and engage government and institutional players.
The two-day event, which is organized by Moroccan NGO StartupYourLife and VC firms Outlierz Ventures and LaFactory, aims to facilitate connections for African startups and assist them in scaling.
Over 200 business operators from across the continent and the Middle East are expected to attend the event.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
- Afrikonnect helps large companies innovate and work with some of the best startups across Africa that are disrupting their industries.
- The event is created such that it fosters collaboration between angels, seed funds and VCs focused on African startups and create co-investment opportunities between North and Subsaharan African investors.
- It also creates a unique place where top African entrepreneurs engage with industry leaders with a strong presence in Africa.
- Attending could grant a unique opportunity of meeting with key stakeholders of the African startup ecosystem and connect with entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, institutions and government representatives who make the African tech scene.
Speaking on the event, Kenza Lahlou, co-founder of StartupYourLife and managing partner of Outlierz Ventures said, “We are proud to announce the first edition of Afrikonnect. This event sees itself as a platform for collaboration to connect major African groups and startups on the one hand, and public and private key actors of the region’s and the continent’s ecosystems on the other hand.
“It is now time for startups and large groups to work hand-in-hand to co-innovate, reveal the future success stories of the continent, and provide large companies with the talents of new entrepreneurs to help reinvent their own industries, he added.
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