Cape Town To Host African Angel Investor Summit In November

By Staff Published: May 6, 2017, 9:33 am
Photo: African Business Angels Network

The African Business Angels Network (ABAN) has announced it will host the fourth edition of its African Angel Investor Summit in November, with this year’s event moving to Cape Town, South Africa, for the first time.The 2017 edition of the summit will be held on November 15 and 16, and this year will be held in Cape Town, South Africa; having taken place in Lagos, Nigeria, in previous years.The two-day event–hosted by ABAN in partnership with VC4Africa and SABAN–promises to bring together angel investors, the venture capital community, corporate partners, and government representatives to exchange best business practices, share business lessons learned, and shape the road map for early stage investing in the future. The Africa platform for startup funding, VC4A  is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game-changing companies on the entire African continent. SABAN (South African Business Angel Network) is the non-profit, professional association for the South African early stage investor community. The association dedicated to growing angel investing in South Africa.

This year’s summit will partner with XL Africa–a five-month accelerator program for small African digital business startups, launched recently by the World Bank Group.  The program also offers participants a tailored curriculum and mentoring, as well as help in securing up to US$1.5 million in early stage capital. XL Africa Group, (previously trading under the name of XL Management Services Limited) is a Nigerian and Africa focused diversified services group with operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the USA, and service footprints across the entire West Africa sub-region. The XL Africa Group brand is focused on becoming a regional model for the achievement of rapid and sustainable growth in market share and profitability through a culture of consistent value creating service delivery to clients in all the sectors and countries of operation.  The group operates through fully owned subsidiaries in the following sectors; outsourcing & managed services, logistics & courier services, security & protection services, facilities management & project management, oil & gas support & engineering services, and integrated cash management services through a joint venture with a foreign company.

The 20 startups selected to join the inaugural XL Africa cohort – with applications currently ongoing – will attend the summit in November, where they will pitch their businesses and network with event attendees.

From Disrupt Africa. Story by Gabriella Mulligan.

The African Business Angels Network (ABAN) has announced it will host the fourth edition of its African Angel Investor Summit in November, with this year’s event moving to Cape Town, South Africa, for the first time.The 2017 edition of the summit will be held on November 15 and 16, and this year will be held in Cape Town, South Africa; having taken place in Lagos, Nigeria, in previous years.The two-day event–hosted by ABAN in partnership with VC4Africa and SABAN–promises to bring together angel investors, the venture capital community, corporate partners, and government representatives to exchange best business practices, share business lessons learned, and shape the road map for early stage investing in the future. The Africa platform for startup funding, VC4A  is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game-changing companies on the entire African continent. SABAN (South African Business Angel Network) is the non-profit, professional association for the South African early stage investor community. The association dedicated to growing angel investing in South Africa.

This year’s summit will partner with XL Africa–a five-month accelerator program for small African digital business startups, launched recently by the World Bank Group.  The program also offers participants a tailored curriculum and mentoring, as well as help in securing up to US$1.5 million in early stage capital. XL Africa Group, (previously trading under the name of XL Management Services Limited) is a Nigerian and Africa focused diversified services group with operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the USA, and service footprints across the entire West Africa sub-region. The XL Africa Group brand is focused on becoming a regional model for the achievement of rapid and sustainable growth in market share and profitability through a culture of consistent value creating service delivery to clients in all the sectors and countries of operation.  The group operates through fully owned subsidiaries in the following sectors; outsourcing & managed services, logistics & courier services, security & protection services, facilities management & project management, oil & gas support & engineering services, and integrated cash management services through a joint venture with a foreign company.

The 20 startups selected to join the inaugural XL Africa cohort – with applications currently ongoing – will attend the summit in November, where they will pitch their businesses and network with event attendees.

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