The 2016 African Angel Investor Summit is slated to occur on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.
Organised by the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN) and VC4Africa, the Summit is a one-day event that brings together investors and thought-leaders in the early stage investing space to discuss issues and share ideas.
ABAN President, Tomi Davies says, “Growing Africa’s Angel investing community is a critical component to scaling up the number of African start-ups successfully becoming global businesses. AAIS 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.”
The theme for this year’s Summit is ,“Co-investing, making it work together,” and discussions will be centred around how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VCs, Government, academia, corporates, incubators, accelerators, etc. – can and should co-operate.
With Nigeria officially in a recession and most major African economies suffering from low commodity prices, working together is seen as one of the only ways to unlock capital and maximise Africa’s entrepreneurial potential.
There’s limited space available, so if you’re interested in attending the Summit, register here asap.