Google for Entrepreneurs previously supported 14 African Startups on a Tour of Tech Cities Across Europe [the PitchDrive tour] with the aim to raise €20M in funding from investors. The PitchDrive tour started in London on 14th of August 2017, and the selected startups visited Google’s Campus London, TQ Amsterdam, Factory Berlin and Impact Hub in Zurich, concluding at NUMA Paris.
This was the first tour of its kind connecting African tech companies with European capital, with the PitchDrive team led by CCHub Nigeria, aim to open up the sector to investors who desire to include emerging markets in their portfolios. The trip helped to secure a number of capital deals and was a rewarding journey.
Campaign Launch 2018
Campus London is supporting African startups with an inclusive campus of fellow founders, providing a forum to collaborate and build a community. They are sponsoring the #AfricanUnicorns2030 campaign to help.
Launch was held on Friday, 12 October @CampusLondon
Topic: Africa as the next frontier
Panel discussion on the status of the Africa-tech ecosystem, the opportunities for VCs and opportunities to make Africa a unicorn’s playground by 2030.
Bayo Adelaja, Founder of DoitNowNow helps entrepreneurs build incredible businesses that make a difference in Africa.
Alysia Silberg is Host of Global FiresideChat Radio show and a seed-stage technology investor engaging startups addressing global challenges as General Partner at Street Global Venture Capital
Panelists: (L to R)
Aaron Fu Managing Director MESTAfrica
Bayo Adelaja Founder DoitNowNow
Josie Middleton Knowledge Manager GSMA
Jessica Hope Founder & MD of Wimbart
@MESTAfrica has an entrepreneurial training programme, investing and incubating African tech startups across six African city hubs.
@Wimbart is a public relations agency focused on Africa & emerging markets.
@DiNNAfrica We help ordinary people build incredible businesses that make a difference in Africa Startups for Africa. We are creating opportunities for Africa-tech startups to gain the support an investment they need.
@GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme provides mobile operators and start-ups across Africa and Asia Pacific with innovation intelligence.
The Event ended with an interactive audience session and networking
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