AFRICA MOVES is the defining event for the development of Africa and the African diaspora, and the largest African event dedicated to tech and innovation. We offer 230 African (and African descendant) startups a chance to join the events in Tunis, Singapore, Dakar and at the Las Vegas CES. Do not miss these fantastic opportunities!
EDN, THE ORGANIZER, INVITES 230 STARTUPS*:
- 100 startups invited to THE BIG SUMMIT in Tunisia
- 50 startups invited to THE BUSINESS TOUR in Singapore
- 50 startups invited to THE INNOVATION DAYS in Dakar
- 30 startups invited at the Las Vegas CES 2020 (Jan. 7-10, 2020)
*. Flights, accommodations, meals, turnkey exhibition stand (if applicable) **. If applicable
EACH EVENT FEATURES**:
- Qualified B2B meetings
- A free, turnkey exhibition stand
- Access to conferences, roundtables, etc.
- Startup and investors pitches
- Live fundraising meetings
THE BUSINESS TOUR IN SINGAPORE:
STARTUP APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN SOON!
If your startup is selected, you will receive an all inclusive benefits package: flights, accommodation, meals, pass for the event, visits, B2B meetings… In addition, you will be granted the opportunity to pitch during the Forum in front of potential customers or partners.
STARTUP SELECTION COMMITTEE
Saloua ABDEL KHALAK, Director of the St’ART UP LAB
Saloua ABDEL KHALAK is senior coach and a mentor specialized in the digital and cultural industries. She has dedicated her life to promoting culture through digital innovation because she strongly believes that the digital economy is one of the most important topics that will contribute to Tunisia’s rise. Today, Saloua is focused on empowering young entrepreneurs willing to conquer the world with state-of-the-art innovations and projects incubated within the St’ART UP LAB.
Mohamed JOMNI, President of the Coordination Committee of AFRICA MOVES, Co-Founder of Accelerate Africa Tunisia
Mohamed JOMNI is a sales and marketing specialist who has worked both in Qatar and Tunisia for international digital and telecommunications companies. His experience and skills within the digital industry, combined with his dedication to the youth of his continent have led him to founding Accelerate Africa in Tunisia and to taking part in the organization of THE African in order to contribute to the African ecosystem’s rise.
Amina DJIRDEH, Equity Research Associate at iA
Amina DJIRDEH is an “afroptimist” with extensive experience in equity research, investment banking, and other areas of finance. Skilled in methods of investment analysis, transactions and other financial concepts, she builds financial models for a living and is an asset for all startups willing to rise internationally.
Haymée I PEREZ COGLE, Local Leader at Founder Institute Luanda
A highly motivated senior business executive with extensive experience in sales & business development, along with a demonstrated history of working in telecommunications industries. Haymée is passionate about Digital Transformation in Angola and Africa in general and committed to the promotion of the startup ecosystem in Angola. She is also interested in emerging technologies and early-stage startups. Dynamic and resilient, with strong leadership and team building skills, Haymée is customer and sales orientated with a strategic business vision and a broad knowledge in IT technologies.
A pioneer in the promotion of the Internet and new information technologies in Angola, she is also the co-founder of the 1st ISP in Angola and has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and IT industry.
Haymée is a strong advocate for women’s inclusion in technology.
Elise SHADMAN, International Program Manager, Schoolab
Entrepreneurship is the way society can solve its new global issues. After traveling across a few continents, I discovered how entrepreneurs from around the world have the power to create positive change in the economy and across ecology and social issues.
Thanks to my background in marketing, sales and finance, I now help – via Schoolab – startups that are willing to make a difference.
Hauwa YABANI, CEO of Abuja Technology Village
Hauwa Yabani currently manages a portfolio of a broad range of programs including master planning, large-scale infrastructure and real estate, enterprise development, human capital mobilization and development and, the deployment of operating frameworks, processes and procedures for the establishment of a Science and Technology Park with Special Economic Zone status in Nigeria. She holds key positions and has served on boards of organizations such as the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation where she was the immediate past Treasurer and the Abuja Enterprise Agency. Hauwa is the World Business Angels Investment Forum’s High Commissioner for Nigeria; a Nigeria Leadership Initiative – Yale Fellow; and, the founder of an Angel Network, a non-governmental initiative that presently focuses on youth empowerment and a women-focused investment platform.
Thameur HEMDANE, Founder of Afrikwity
Thameur is a pioneer in the development of crowdfunding in Africa. He is the founder of Afrikwity an equity crowdfunding platform that connects investors to African startups. He’s also the chairman of of FPAM – “Financement Participatif Afrique & Méditerranée”, the professional body engaged in promoting crowdfunding across Africa.
He previously held management positions in strategy consulting firms and financial services.