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With founders Emily Sheldon (African Health Innovation Centre), Aurora Chiste (Maakola), Anie Akpe (African Women In Tech), Liz Kitoyi (Baobab), Nkem Oghedo (Ada Supper Club), Adjoa Kittoe (Eat Seulful), William Senyo (Impact Hub Accra), John-Paul Parmigiani (Impact Hub NY).
Thu, Sep 21, 2023 @ 06:30 PM   $25   Impact Hub NY, 417 5th Ave, #814

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Join us to celebrate Africa's burgeoning innovation ecosystem on Kwame Nkrumah Day, at our 3rd annual event on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly. Get ready to connect with passionate entrepreneurs & stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic, in alignment with the 2030 Development Goals. Delicious African food & drinks provided!

Organizing partners: Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area, Impact Hub Accra, African Women in Technology, & Baobab Consulting

Community partners: Maakola, African Health Innovation Centre, Item13, JA Venture Capital, & DawaDawa

You'll hear from inspiring speakers, including:


HE Ameenah Gurib Fakim - First Female President of Mauritius. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was a university professor & entrepreneur before her election as the first female Head of State of Mauritius. In June 2015, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became the first female president of Mauritius. As an entrepreneur, biodiversity scientist & professor of organic chemistry, she analyzed the plants from the region for their health, nutritional & cosmetic applications. She is a global champion for African entrepreneurship & leadership.

Divine Muragijimana - Expert in Fintech in Africa: As Africa's economic landscape continues to evolve, Fintech plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, financial inclusion, & economic growth. Divine Muragijimana, a renowned expert in the field, will delve into the latest trends, challenges, & opportunities within the African Fintech ecosystem.

Hear from entrepreneurs, business leaders, & stakeholders from Africa & New York:

Anie Akpe - Founder of African Women in Technology (AWIT)
Liz Grossman Kitoyi - Co-founder of Baobab Consulting
Emily Sheldon - CEO & Co-Founder of African Health Innovation Centre
Aurora Chiste- Founder of Maakola
William Senyo - CEO & Co-Founder of Impact Hub Accra
Kelechi Ofoegbu - COO & Co-Founder of Impact Hub Accra
Nkem Oghedo, Founder of Ada Supper Club
Adjoa Kittoe, Founder of Eat Seulful
John Armah, CEO of JA Venture Capital
John-Paul Parmigiani - CEO & Co-Founder Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area & Co-founder of Impact Hub Accra
Expect to:
Gain insights about trends & innovations coming out of Africa's startup communities
Learn about opportunities to get involved & connect with Ghana's innovation ecosystem
Enjoy African food & drinks!
Explore the current state & future of tech & innovation in Africa
Understand the unique challenges & opportunities that drive growth on the continent.
Network with industry professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, & enthusiasts
Who Should Attend:
African & Africa-focused entrepreneurs
Investors & venture capitalists
Industry professionals
International Development Agencies & Nonprofits
Public stakeholders & regulators
Academics & researchers
6:30pm - Doors open, networking & refreshments
6:50pm - Opening remarks
7:00pm - Keynote Speakers
7:20pm - Remarks from partners
8:00pm - Networking reception
9:00pm - Doors close
We believe African innovators have what it takes to tackle the challenges of today & continue to build a bright future for the continent. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to engage in conversation about the future of the continent.
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