African Angel Investor Summit set for Lagos, speakers announced

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Registration is now open for the third African Angel Investor Summit, with over 40 speakers to present at the one-day event dedicated to the early stage investing space.

Disrupt Africa reported in August the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) announced it would host the third annual African Angel Investor Summit on November 17, once again in Lagos.

The theme for this year’s event has now been selected as “co-investing, making it work together”; with ABAN saying the Summit will focus on how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VC’s, government, diaspora, academia, crowdfunders, professional services, corporates, incubators, accelerators and others – can and should co-operate to unlock the potential of Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The event brings together investors from across the African continent and other parts of the world to exchange best practices, debate pressing issues, share lessons learnt, and set the road map for angel investing in the future.

“Growing Africa’s Angel investing community is a critical component to scaling up the number of African start-ups successfully becoming global businesses. The African Angel Investor Summit 2016 is a crucial gathering for experienced and new investors to hold prescient conversations, sharpen their investing skills, and build the relationships needed for successful co-investment,” says Tomi Davies, president of ABAN.

Over 40 speakers have been confirmed for the event, and will participate in six keynote talks and seven panel discussions during the one-day Summit.

Speakers include ABAN president Tomi Davies; Leticia Browne of the Ghana Angel Investor Network; Tayo Akinyemi of AfriLabs; Mark Essien of hotels.ng; and Afua Osei of She Leads Africa; to name a few.

A number of related events will also be co-located at the Summit, such as the third Lagos Angels Network (LAN) Deal Day, as well as the She Leads Africa accelerator Demo Day.

Tickets to the Summit are available here.

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