African Business Angel Network, a pan-African non-profit association that supports the development of early-stage investors across Africa, has announced the launch of the 2016 series of investor events.
The events are part of a shared effort to connect the network, knowledge and capital needed to support the continued growth of Africa’s innovation sectors and to help maximize the continents entrepreneurial potential.
The series will focus on facilitating interactions between aspiring angel investors, experienced angel investors, promising high-potential entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem from NGO’s government institutions and the academic world.
The series will kick-off in Nairobi, Kenya on August 11, 2016. ‘European Angel Investor of the Year 2015’, Brigitte Baumann will host the event.
Brigitte is a serial entrepreneur; long time Angel Investor and President Emeritus of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN). She is the founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing and Chairperson of Global Angel Investing group, YPO.
On hand to share the findings of the Venture Finance in Africa 2016 report highlighting the performance of early stage, high growth ventures and the activity of early stage investors in Africa will be Dr. Jasper Grosskurth, MD of Research Solutions Africa, and board member of VC4Africa.
A panel of local investors and experts will compliment the session. The panel will consist of Harry Hare, Executive Producer of DEMO Africa; Martin Kiillu of Impact Advisory firm Intellecap; Keziah Njieri, co-founder of Viktoria Ventures, and Robert Yawe, long time startup mentor and advisor.
The event will be moderated by ABAN board member and Viktoria Ventures co-founder, Stephen Gugu.
“We very much look forward to welcome Brigitte Baumann back to Nairobi. For this years masterclass we asked Brigitte to prepare a case that will cover the entire investment spectrum from valuation, due diligence, negotiation, post-investment monitoring and finally, exit – and we cant wait to learn from her experience and discuss this amongst the participants,” said Stephen Gugu.
The Nairobi Masterclass will take place at the Best Western on the aforementioned date from 2 PM to 5 PM. Audience is investors-only and seating is limited. For more information, do contact the local team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking place next to the event is a closed-door hands-on training for members of the Viktoria Ventures Investor Network.
Last year, the investors series took place in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa. Brigitte Baumann was at the Nairobi event while Selma Pandanovic, an Austrian entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder of the Austrian Angel Business Network (ABAN), facilitated a session in Cape Town.