8th Angel Fair Africa on 5th November 2020, Senegal - Virtual
By Angel Fair Africa
Thu, Nov 5. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
upcomingin about 1 month
Chanzo Capital has partnered with Africa.com to make virtual the 8th Angel Fair Africa which was scheduled to be in Senegal. The new normal is making everything virtual so the theme of this year’s event is “doing deals in a virtual environment” on 5th November 2020 on the www.virtualconferenceafrica.com platform.
This year, we are launching the Africa Virtual Accelerator (AVA) to replace the physical bootcamp which prepares the entrepreneurs to be investor ready. Angel Fair Africa chose Senegal for the dynamism of its entrepreneurial ecosystem. The objective is to showcase Dakar as the francophone hub for investors, entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Support Organizations while facilitating cross border deals. On 27th May 2020, Angel Fair Africa worked with Africa.com to host a virtual pitch competition at which six African startups pitched to judges who honored three winners with cash prizes, mentoring sessions and media packages at virtualconferenceafrica.com/brilliant-african-innovations.
This year’s event will start with a keynote fireside chat with Lucy Quist, author of the book, “The Bold New Normal”. The conversation will center on situating the bold new normal within the new normal of “virtuality” and how that can enable deal making in Africa. Teresa Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Africa.com will follow with a lunchtime keynote fireside chat on how she exemplified the bold new normal by leaving Goldman Sachs in New York, relocating to Johannesburg, South Africa to build Africa.com from the ground up into a media empire, which last year acquired iAfrica. The day will end with Tim Draper sharing his bold new normal of investing globally from Silicon Valley into companies like Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, Skype, etc which all redefined their industries.