The event which is a culmination of the 2016 tech tour is scheduled to hold on November 17-18, 2016.
Leading players in the global tech ecosystem such as Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; James Lyle, Founder Fulmar Advisor; Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO New Relic (NYSE: NEWR); as well as executives from GitHub and Google will all feature in the summit.
Organized by Ingressive and Starta, the Summit will be widely attended by over 250 pan-African entrepreneurs and 100 global investors. A key event is the elevator pitch competition where budding Nigerian entrepreneurs will compete for the chance to win one of four free tickets to private meetings with key investors at The Summit.
Speaking on the potential of the African market as a promising space for foreign investment, Maya Horgan-Famodu, Founder at Ingressive says, “iROKO brought 30x ROI to their initial investors, Goldman Sachs and Mark Zuckerberg have made bullish Nigerian investments in the last year and we just hosted Michael Seibel and Qasar Younis of YC in September.
"The world is ready for African tech. The question now is which investors will win the market first. It’s a standoff, and Ingressive is here to bring those ready to invest and advise into the ecosystem”, she added.
“We fundamentally believe that billion dollar businesses will be built in Africa by Africans,” said Dotun Olowoporoku, Managing Partner at Starta. “We know that technology will enable Africans to build these faster and in more efficient ways than generations before us. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs who are serious and committed to building such businesses. The High Growth Africa Summit is one of the ways with which we seek to achieve that.”
VENUE: Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
DATE: November 17-18, 2016.
To sign up to attend, please visit the High Growth Africa Summit website.