Hardware Africa 2015 Happy Hour

Hardware Africa 2015 Happy Hour
past 10 months ago

Starts: Thursday, 7 January, 2016 05:30pm

Ends: Thursday, 7 January, 2016 08:30pm

Event Details

Village Capital and the Creativity Group invite you to meet the best Hardware startups in Africa who are working to increase affordability and efficiency while reduce consumption in the fields of energy and agriculture! 10 innovative companies are participating in this year's Village Capital Hardware: Africa 2015-16 program. Click here for more information on our 10 participating companies.  We'll have a discussion with Joseph Steig, CFO at Long River Ventures, Tim Burke, CEO at WellDone Technology, and Jorge Appiah, Founder of Creativity Group about the challenges of hardware manufacturing for African entrepreneurs and what can be done to address them. This is a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest innovations in the hardware space while having a drink and snacking on some delicious bites. FREE welcome cocktail for registered guests who arrive before 6:00pm and a full cash bar thereafter About Village Capital Village Capital sources, trains and invests in seed-stage social entrepreneurs around the world. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs solving specific problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion, and health, and then puts the power of investment in the hands of the entrepreneurs, who award the prize investments to the two ventures ranked highest by their peers at the end of every program. The organization’s unique peer-selection model and curriculum were awarded Mckinsey/Harvard Business Review’s prestigious M-Prize for innovation in 2013. Since 2009, Village Capital has supported 400 enterprises across 27 accelerator programs in 7 countries over the past 4 years, screening 10,000 companies, with enterprises reaching 6 million customers, creating 5,000 jobs, and raising $80 million.  About Creativity Group Creativity Group is a interdisciplinary community of innovators, makers, entrepreneurs and changemakers who eager to use their knowledge with innovation and technology as a tool, to solve problems in our communities and in Ghana for social interventions and sustainable development. Our mission is to create a platform for youth participation in national development through social intervention, appropriate technology, innovations and entrepreneurship.