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Monday, March 16 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Why You Will Invest in the Sub-Saharan Africa

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Africa is alive and well, and open for business. The continent now holds the fastest growing economies in the world, but still struggles to develop an infrastructure for its entrepreneurs. Why? Bank rates average 25%, loans are inaccessible, and coordinated resources are hard to come by, leaving the continent’s businesses, over 99% of which are SMEs, underbanked and unable to access the tools they need to evolve. To combat this, Ingressive has created a resource pipeline to thoroughly vet, represent, build and connect high-growth businesses with international resources and impact opportunities. Come find out what it’s like to be an African entrepreneur, international investor, and legal and auditing firm connecting Western businesses with Sub-Saharan opportunities. We demystify the African entrepreneur’s experience, show you just how easy it is to cross borders for business, and introduce you to the Silicon Valleys of the Sub-Saharan.

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Taiwo Ajetunmobi

Co-Founder/Strategy & Business Dev, Passion Incubator
Taiwo is a co-founder of Passion Incubator where he leads all strategy and business development initiatives. Taiwo has spent all his career in corporate strategy and over time has primarily focused on the Technology & Media industries.
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Kwame Dougan

Managing Partner, IYa Ventures
Kwame Dougan is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of iYa Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on technology startups in the Sub-Sahara. Mr. Dougan also advises investment funds and technology focused angel investors seeking to enter Africa.
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Maya Horgan Famodu

Founder, Ingressive LLC
Maya Horgan-Famodu is a Nigerian-American committed to making things easier for Sub-Saharan entrepreneurs. She is Founder and CEO if Ingressive and a regular contributor for the Huffington Post. She comes from a background in private equity research and entrepreneurship journalism... Read More →

Dapo Okubadejo

Partner & Africa Head, KPMG Nigeria
Dapo is Partner & Africa Head of Deal Advisory & PE at KPMG.He provides Buy-side & Sell-side corporate finance & transaction advisory to strategic and financial investors on local & cross-border deals within Africa and in-bound investments into Africa. Dapo leads the sub-Sahara African... Read More →
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Stephen Ozoigbo

CEO, African Technology Foundation
Stephen Ozoigbo, serial investor and advisor to multiple startups, is the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, a Silicon Valley based organization focused on globalizing African technologies by providing access to resources that effectively address and manage the pressing technological... Read More →
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Pule Taukobong

Founder, Africa Angels Network
Pule is the founder of Africa Angels Network (AAN), a seed stage investment firm that invests in Africa-focused Tech startups. Their mission is to fuel economic growth in Africa by identifying and investing in high potential startups. AAN also matches its entrepreneurs with highly... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB

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