This month, Ingressive continues its work of guiding global capital to Silicon Sahara through its 3rd annual Tech Tour from November 21-22. Tech Tour creates individual market access and promotes cross-pollination through curated convening’s with leading investor across Africa, techies, influencers, and policymakers. Top executives from Y Combinator, GitHub, New Relic, USAID, 500 Startups, Intuit, and others graced the event last year. Executives from various big companies like AngelList, GitHub, Glickman Family Trust, Banwo & Ighodalo, Jackson Ross Law, PwC, Petrolex and more will be present this year.
Jason Seats, Techstars Partner, said after 2016 tour “I’m ready to co-invest with experienced African tech investors. Before Ingressive and Tech Tour , we didn’t know where to start without boots on the ground. The Ingressive team are true networkers and made investing in the continent digestible and accessible.”
Yvonne Wassenaar, a top Silicon Valley CIO, and 2016 traveler said “I deeply believe that technology has the power to change the world for the better. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Africa on the Tech Tour where I got to see this theory in action with the startup community in Lagos, Nigeria.
The week-long tour is culminated by Ingressive and Starta’s High Growth Africa Summit; a 2-day conference committed to teaching entrepreneurs develop their startups, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The summit started last year and included Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; Yvonne Wassenaar, New Relic CIO (NYSE: NEW); 5 executives from GitHub and Google, VilCap investors, and many more.
In a significant increase from the 350+ pan-African entrepreneurs and 100+ global investor’s attendees, this year’s Summit will be hosting 750+ delegates.
Invited Speakers are:
• Mr. Eazi and Ajebutter, two Nigerian prominent artists and entrepreneurs ;
• Chris Schultz, Founder at LaunchPad
• Akin Oyebode, of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund;
• Fela Durotoye of Gemstone Group
• Shola Akinade, Founder of Paystack
• Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Founder at Flutterwave.
This year’s Tour of Tech and High Growth Africa Summit sponsors and partners include GitHub, Banwo & Ighodalo, Petrolex, AriseTV, Flutterwave, Vconnect, AriseTv, Google Launchpad, Nigeria Info 99.3 and Cool Links.
Program Holds: November 21-22
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