ABAN, the newly founded African Business Angel Network, is proud to announce all dates and speakers for the series of Angel Investor Bootcamps being hosted across the continent. Objective of the series is to mobilize the early stage investing community and to grow a pan-African network of Angel investors. Lessons learned will feed into the program for the 2nd Annual Angel Investor Summit scheduled for September 23rd as part of DEMO Africa 2015.
The Bootcamps will consist of a master-class, expert sessions, the presentation of research material and in-depth case studies. The intended audience is new aspiring investors interested in learning about early stage investing as well as seasoned, experienced investors looking to share best practices and engage with their peers. The Bootcamp Series are organised with the support of the US State Department, VC4Africa, Intercontinental Trust and the LIONS Africa Partnership.
Lagos – July 31st
The master-class will be conducted by none other than Candace Johnson, ‘investor extraordinaire’ and president of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN). The expert sessions will bring together leading investors from across the country and VC4Africa will present key findings of the ‘Venture Finance in Africa’ research. Participating investors will also have the opportunity to join the SeedStarsWorld event and see 10-12 of the best early-stage startups from Nigeria on stage. The Lagos Bootcamp is organised in partnership with the Lagos Angels Network (LAN) and Lagos Startup Week.
Nairobi – August 13
Award-winning ‘European Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ Brigitte Baumann will run the master-class in Nairobi. Brigitte is a serial entrepreneur, long time Angel Investor and President Emeritus of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN). She is the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing and Chairperson of Global Angel Investing group YPO. Also at the event Intellecap will announce the launch of their “Impact Investing Network East Africa Chapter” and share insights on launching and managing angel networks while VC4Africa will present their ‘Venture Finance in Africa’ report. The Nairobi Bootcamp is organised in partnership with Viktora Ventures and the iHub.
Cape Town – August 27
Also known as the Business Angelina or Startup-Grand-Dame, the master class in Cape Town will be conducted by Selma Prodanovic. Co-founder of the Austrian Angel Investors Association, partner of accelerator Superfounders, founder of Brainworks. Selma received numerous awards, most recently the Vueve Clicquot Business Woman Award. The Cape Town Bootcamp will take place during the South Africa Innovation Summit and is organised in partnership with Silicon Cape. Further details of the program will follow.
For more information and to register for the events please visit the ABAN site. Seating is limited. Investors only.
About ABAN : The African Business Angel Network (ABAN) started in 2014 when a group of organisations joined forces to create a new not for profit networking association with one goal: Promote a culture of Angel investing across Africa. The founding organisations include Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa), Lagos Angels Network (LAN), Cameroon Angels Network (CAN), Silicon Cape, Ghana Angel Investors Network (GAIN), European Business Angels Network (EBAN) as well as a number of individual Angel Investors.