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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Startup Economics in Emerging Markets

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Over the last five to ten years, Africa has seen a boom in the emergence of tech hubs, many of which serve the continent’s innovative digital entrepreneurs. With rapid innovation in the digital industry, and increasing sophistication of African tech entrepreneurs, these tech hubs can play a useful role in the next stage of tech innovation: scaling up successful startups.
This session will address the following topics:
the evolution of African Tech Hubs; scale up and the integration of startups into mature economies and even global value chains; investment readiness of African tech startups; and is infoDev/The World Bank Group doing to take tech hubs and digital startup ecosystems to the next level?
Presented by infoDev / World Bank Group

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avatar for Tayo Akinyemi

Tayo Akinyemi

Exec Dir, Afrilabs
Tayo is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of tech innovation hubs. She is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who has worked for several young ventures in the US, Africa, and Latin America. She began her career at an NGO dedicated to advancing women in corporate... Read More →
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Maja Andjelkovic

Digital Entrepreneurship Co-Lead, infoDev/The World Bank Group
Maja is interested in the potential of entrepreneurship and human ingenuity to contribute to economic, environmental and social development. She has spent over 14 years connecting these fields, including as product manager in a web-technology startup, lead researcher at the International... Read More →
avatar for Senam Beheton

Senam Beheton

Co-Founder, Tekxl
I am co-founder, CEO and mentor at TEKXL, a venture building company with operations in Benin, Senegal and the US (more countries coming soon). TEKXL combines concepts of incubation, acceleration and venture investment. Over a period of 3 to 6 months, team members are provided with... Read More →
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Toni Eliasz

Digital Entrepreneurship Program Co-Lead, infoDev/The World Bank Group
I'm a co-Lead for the Digital Entrepreneurship Program at infoDev / World Bank Group, responsible for initiatives that stimulate the commercialization of mobile/web startups and innovation ecosystems in key markets in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Eastern Europe. This includes... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K

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