Angel Fair Africa hopes to promote deals in Accra

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The third annual Angel Fair Africa takes place in Accra, Ghana today, bringing together 50 investors and entrepreneurs from within and outside Africa to “do deals”.

Angel Fair Africa is taking place at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Ghana and is organised by Angel Africa List alongside the likes of the Ghana Angel Investor Network (GAIN), NewGenAngels, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and Angel Capital Association.

The event – which is supported by Dimension Data, Chanzo Capital, Interpay, Servled and African Entrepreneurs Hub – brings together selected entrepreneurial businesses from PIVOT East, Seedstars World and DEMO Africa to pitch, and gives investors the opportunity to prioritise those they wish to meet.

In the afternoon, attendees will circulate to meet entrepreneurs in order to explore investment, business development and other types of deal. There will also be a number of panel discussions shedding light on experiences and trends, while this year’s event is also showcasing 15 businesses in an exhibition style.

Eric Osiakwan, co-founder of Angel Fair Africa, said Accra was selected as the third destination after successful events in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2013 and Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 resulted in a small but significant number of deals. Kenya and Ivory Coast are possible destinations for 2016 and 2017.

The Accra event follows the Africa Technology Summit (ATS), hosted by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra over the last two days, which convened leading corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors and media who are shaping Africa’s tech ecosystem.

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