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Steve Tchoumba

Steve Tchoumba is originally from Cameroon and was educated in the United Kingdom. In 2012 he returned to his Country. He manages ‘ActivSpaces’, the first tech-hub for start-ups in Cameroon. ActivSpaces offers co-working spaces in Buea & Douala and an incubation program. It cooperates with ‘Business idea for Development’ by supporting Cameroonians who live in

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Jonas Tesfu

Jonas Tesfu is CEO and Co-founder of Pangea Accelerator, an accelerator program and investment platform that matches African impact startups with investors. They create an enabling environment, where African UrbanTech entrepreneurs can develop ICT competence, access relevant networks and capital in order to reach their full potential. Jonas Tesfu is a strong voice in the Kenyan startup

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Kamran Elahian

High Tech Entrepreneur with 3 Unicorn IPOs Kamran is Founder and Chairman, Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC and advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil-based economies to sustainable innovation economies. In the past, as a global high-tech entrepreneur, he co-founded 10 companies, had 6 exits, 3 of them were Unicorn IPOs with a total

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Eva Sow Ebion

As a seasoned tech ecosystem specialist, Eva has an extensive experience helping African startups to grow and showcasing Francophone Africa entrepreneurial scenes. She brought support to nearly 20 tech startups over her 5 years at the startup incubator CTIC Dakar where she was in charge of business development and coached more than 1500 project leaders

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Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard is a founding Director and Acting CEO of the African Crowdfunding Association (ACfA), a non-profit organization funded by FSD Africa (UKAID/DfID). In 2014 she co-founded LelapaFund, an equity crowdfunding platform for diaspora investors focused on East Africa, building a community of 2500+ investors and entrepreneurs. LelapaFund’s regulatory challenges led her to create ACfA

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Dr Mamadou Dakouo

Dr. Mamadou Dakouo is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, and experienced healthcare professional, specializing in Digital Health, and Data sciences. He has created and led two companies in Data science in Canada. He is building a world-class user-friendly platform that supports health workers and patients in accessing high-quality medicines and lab services in Mali. He holds

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Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin

A serial entrepreneur and thought leader, Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is the founder and chief executive of BlueMoon, Ethiopia’s top incubator and early-stage startup investor, as well as founder and chair of Ethiopia’s first co-working space company, BlueSpace. Prior to this, she founded Eleni, Africa’s leader in designing, building, and supporting commodity exchanges in frontier markets,

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Alain Nkurikiye

 Alain Nkurikiye has more than 10 years of working experience in promoting entrepreneurship and investment in Africa.  He is the Founder of Wajenzi, an online investment platform promoting diaspora investment in SMEs in Africa. His startup has won several challenges like The Hague Innovator Challenges 2019.  Alain has set up several Tech incubators for startups

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Ama Akuamoah

Ama Akuamoah is a Strategist who combines her knowledge and experiences in Communication, Development, and Governance & Politics to support organisations interested in achieving results in the African context. She has over 10 years of experience in four continents, in the areas of project management and delivery, partnership building, advocacy (children’s rights) and external media

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Stan Getui

Stan Getui, Principal, Investments at Luminate Group. Based in the Nairobi office, Stan helps source and manage Luminate’s investments in Africa across the organisation’s 4 impact areas, including efforts to deepen the independent media ecosystem. He was previously a strategy consultant with Dalberg Advisors, where he focused on inclusive finance, as well as on ICT

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