3 Events shaping the Start-up Ecosystem in Africa

Demo Africa 2015

These three events in September are continuously shaping the African start-up ecosystem in now small way.The events are:

Angel Investors Summit by the African Business Angel Network :

On Wednesday September 23, the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN), DEMO Africa and VC4Africa,will jointly present “The African Opportunity: Angel Investing in Africa” Investor Summit at DEMO Africa 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. Following the successful edition of last year’s Investor Summit at DEMO Africa which resulted in the formation of ABAN, the 2015 summit will again bring together investors from the Cairo Angels, Lagos Angels Network, Ivoire Business Angels, Viktoria Angels, Ghana Angel Investors Network, Africa Angels Network, Cameroon Angels, Silicon Cape and others to exchange best practices, share lessons learned and set the road map for the future. Experts from InfoDev, the WorldBank, African Development Bank are expected.

DEMO Africa 2015:

September 24,DEMO Africa 2015 will attract insightful media, critical venture capitalists, respected technology business development professionals, connected corporate IT professionals, and the most-promising new technology companies in Africa.

LIONS Summit(September 23)

This is a closed session of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partner members. An innovative partnership  that seeks to mobilize the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance Africa’s innovation ecosystem and to spur entrepreneurship by investing in the 4C’s: Capacity-building, access to Capital, enhanced Connectivity to global markets, andCredibility by raising awareness of Africa’s innovation potential. Launched at the 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa, the partnership is on track to achieve its ambitious goal to support 100,000 entrepreneurs as they launch and expand technology-based businesses by 2020. Founding partners of the partnership include:  the U.S. State Department, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Microsoft, Venture Capital for Africa, Nokia, InfoDEV, African Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, DEMO, Startup Weekend,Appfrica, Business Action for Africa, Business Fights Poverty, and Venture Hive.




Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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