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Kola Aina

Kola Aina is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. He is passionate about using technology and innovation to solve problems in society and ultimately create prosperity. He is an impact-oriented capitalist and he believes that it is possible to do well and do good at the same time. Kola is a passionate supporter and collector of

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Tayo Akinyemi

Tayo has spent several years working in African tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on building the capacity of enabling institutions such as tech hubs and accelerator programs. Most recently, she has focused on conducting research, specifically on the role of tech hubs in African startup ecosystems for the International Trade Centre, and shared

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Michael Oluwagbemi

Michael Oluwagbemi is a serial Entrepreneur and a Project Management Professional having founded or aided the founding of more than half a dozen companies in West Africa. He co-founded LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, an innovation development company with offices in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kaduna and Houston (USA) and serves as the Executive Partner.  With a

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Martin Karanja

Martin is a Market Engagement Director for the GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator programme, a programme that supports mobile operators and innovators in driving scale in unique, commercially and socially sustainable products and services in emerging markets. The programme has funded 34 start-ups across Africa and Asia Pacific to a tune of £6M with the start-ups raising

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Erich Thaler

Mr Erich Thaler is responsible for the Networks and Global Partnerships unit at the University of Basel and Program Director of the Swiss – African Business Development Program SABII. His unit forms part of the President’s Office.  Erich joined the University of Basel in 2007. After heading its Global Affairs unit for several years building

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Amalya Yeghoyan

Amalya Yeghoyan – Business and Regional HighTech Development manager at Enterprise Incubator Foundation (www.eif.am). She is involved in technological sector developments since 2007 starting from the job of receptionist in the Gyumri Information technologies Center (www.gitc.am)  and moving up to Executive Director of the same organization. Amalya is certified in Business Modeling, Financial planning and

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Amir Elneihoum

Amir is a manager of a nationwide program called TEC (Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus) to build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. I specifically manage three Incubators supporting entrepreneurs throughout Libya. I believe collaboration within Libya and throughout the continent is vital for a better economy.

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