Tordenskioldsgate 3, Oslo Date:
27 September 2017, 16:30 – 18:30 Signup: Eventbrite
How will The African Startup ecosystem develop? How can Norway and Europe drive impact investment in supporting startups and job creation in Africa? What roles should The African Diasporas in Europe and US play in investment and capacity building of African startups? This event will discuss how to invest in Africa and how to transform the landscape by supporting young entrepreneurs and creators. Come and talk with experts on the latest trends and get an insight into the opportunities within the continent. The world's second fastest growing region and largest workforce by 2040 is positioning itself to leapfrog through technologies, innovation and the creation of smart cities. Over the last five years, African countries have strategically used entrepreneurship as a tool for job creation and economic growth. From M-Kopa in Kenya and Arnergy in Nigeria to Mozambikes in Mozambique, MeQasa in Ghana, DabaDoc in Morocco, Dr. CADx in Zimbabwe and Giraffe in South Africa, African startups are already leading innovative ideas targeted at emerging markets. However, African startups and SMEs are still underserved in terms financial capital and support.