Stanford Africa Business Forum

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  • Stanford, CA
  • Apr 25, 2018
Multi-Employer General Business

Event Description

Stanford Africa Business Forum 2018 This years Forum will highlight that Africa is a continent ripe with high-potential opportunities and growth, and that there is tremendous pride that comes along with sharing our opportunities and visions for the future with the world. We want the world to take notice and join us as we shape our future. But we want to do it on our terms, controlling the narrative of what it means to do business in Africa in the present and the future. These are our voices, our narratives, our opportunities. The Forum will serve as a launchpad convening thought-leaders, business titans, changemakers and investors, exchanging diverse perspectives and knowledge about the different markets on the continent. We want to build bridges between Silicon Valley and the young talent, rich natural resources, and novel innovation throughout our dynamic continent.Join us for what promises to be an engaging day exploring this theme with some of the leading thinkers and practitioners from Africa and around the globe. Keynote Speakers Include: Hakeem Belo-Osagie : entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist,former Chairman of Etisalat (Nigeria) Julie Gichuru: Entreprenuer & Media Personality (Kenya) Abiola Oke: CEO, OkayAfrica (USA/ Nigeria) Prof. Mthuli Ncube: Former Chief Economist & VP, Africa Development Bank (Zimbabwe) Startup Pitch Showcasejudges include: David Wu: judge on CNBC's Power Pitch, entrepreneur, angel investor, Maveron Capital Toro Orero: DraperDarkFlow, Africa-focused Silicon Valley based venture capital fund Industry Panels: Manufacturing: How viable is Africa as an investment destination for the development of an export-focused manufacturing sector? Food and Agriculture: Final breadbasket for the world: investing in feeding the world through the 21st century FinTech: Harnessing technology to deliver essential financial services Technology: The fourth industrial revolution: Adopting a technological approach to solve problems at scale Media and Entertainment: Africas Next Export Industry? Education Outcome: Responsiveness of Higher Education in Africa Design Thinking Workshop Led by pioneering faculty from the Stanford Design School giving participants training on the applying the principles of design thinking to solve a business problem for a company from Stanford Seed, the Stanford Insitute for Innovation in Developing Economies. Networking Reception: Enjoy ambrosial soul food from the Motherland while connecting with impactful, diverse influencers Career Fair: For Africa-focused recruiters to connect with exceptional talent We look forward to seeing you here! Check outsabf.stanford.edu for full information and updates or contact us via:gsb_africabusinessforum-leadership@stanford.edu Register Today! Group discounts are available - please reach out with requests. **ALL STUDENT AND STANFORD IDs WILL BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR**

Event Date

May 12, 2018