This September 22-27, Ingressive, a company supporting the new generation of African innovators, is leading Tour of Tech: Lagos 2015, a private trip for global investors to spend meeting ministry, African influencers, and hundreds of sub-Saharan startup founders.
Travelers include Jeff Hoffman, Founding Member of Priceline, Founder of ColorJar, and Global Board Member of GEW, US State Department’s GIST and United Nations. Tour of Tech attendees also include Jason Seats, Managing Director of Techstars, Andrea Barrica, Venture Partner 500 Startups, Jorn Lyseggen, Founder of MEST and Meltwater, and Suzanne Andrews, Founder of women angel’s network, WingPact.
Ingressive’s Founder, Maya Horgan-Famodu, seeks to marry access to capital with relevant technical support.
“The world has turned to Africa, and we’re guiding investors ready to mentor and commit capital. Nigeria and Kenya have two of the fastest growing tech hubs in the world, the fastest growing consumer classes, incredible opportunity—but imagine if we had the resources of Silicon Valley. The access to working capital, the support network, the developed tech ecosystem. The purpose of Tour of Tech is to bring experts in building startups to meet, mentor, and invest in those ready to scale.”
Ingressive’s Tour of Tech has partnered with bespoke travel technology company Tastemakers Africa to infuse bespoke, elite, and modern Africa into the events.
Tour of Tech provides an experience — a deep dive into life as an African entrepreneur, and an understanding of policy through meetings with ministry, advice from co-investors.
The agenda starts from the bottom of the period, where travelers will tour Generation Enterprise, a company connecting Ivy MBAs with youth in the slums build scalable startups. After that, they’ll meet women in business and attend an investor summit produced by Lagos Angel Network and VC4Africa.
Their signature event occurs on Thursday, September 24th. In Pursuit of Progress and Preservation provides space for African leaders from all sectors to discuss Naija in the global economy. What we must keep, what we should change.
It is the only event where our investors will have an opportunity to understand the culture, and the needs to preserve, progress, and innovate what is fundamentally Naija. Attendees include Hon. Omobola Johnson, Minister of ICT ’11-’15, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Founder of Terra Kulture, Tunji Eleso, Co-Founder of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, Folabi Esan, Co-Founder Adlevo Capital, Adeola Azeez, Head of Deutsche Bank, Tola Akerele, Co-Founder of Bogobiri Hotel, Diekoye Oyeyinka, author of Stillborn, and many others.
If you are an African influencer or Sub-Saharan technology startup, please contact [email protected] for additional details.