Africa StartUp Cup Summit 2016

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    April 29, 2016

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    April 29, 2016

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Africa StartUp Cup

Africa StartUp Cup was created to recognize the achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs who have grown dynamic businesses during their local StartUp Cup acceleration program. Entrepreneurs from StartUp Cups from all over Africa have taken the first steps in their journey toward growing a great company and their voyage continues through competing in Africa StartUp Cup, held on April 29 at Alisa Hotel at Accra, Ghana.

Some of the confirmed speakers for the summit include Sean Griffin, CEO & founder of StartUp Cup World (Washington DC), Diana Ofwona, West and Central  Africa Regional Director of UN Women, Neal Hansch, managing director of MEST (Ghana), Albert Biga, CEO of Zooba Shop (Ghana), Neeraj Gala, product and innovations director of Bharti Airtel Africa (Kenya Head Quarters) , Ethel Cofie, founder and CEO  of Women in Tech Africa (Ghana) , Eric Kinoti, CEO of Shade Systems EA (Kenya and Eastern Africa), Lukonga Lindunda, CEO of BongoHive (Zambia), Vuyisa Qabaka, CEO of Entrepreneur Traction (South Africa), Zineb Rharrasse, founder of StartUp Maroc (Morocco), Ahmed Maawy, founder of Swahilibox (Kenya).

Ten global entrepreneurs have confirmed their participation for the upcoming maiden Africa StartUp Cup competition scheduled for Accra. They will be annouunced shortly.

Some of the talks by the mentioned speakers will include the following:

  • Power of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
  • Start small, Think Big, Start Now 
  • Role of Women in Entrepreneurship
  • Impact of StartUp Cup in Africa
  • Is Technology the New Entrepreneurship? 
  • Speaker Briefing: The Role of TechStars in Africa
  • Growing Entrepreneurship Communities Focus on Investments and Seed-Funding

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