tiphub Announces Renowned Speakers, Partners and Expert Panel for Inaugural Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank November 22
AppsTech, Ghana International Chamber of Commerce, Gamerholic, Saidah Nash Carter, Navarrow Wright and more join the lineup for the largest gathering of African Startups Outside the Continent of Africa.
Who: tiphub,the mentorship driven accelerator and business consultancy that develops and supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures within Africa and the African Diaspora
What: Diaspora Demo Day is a social impact startup showcase & the largest gathering of African startups, entrepreneurs and angel investors outside of the continent of Africa. The event will present emerging tech companies and social enterprises from an assortment of industries including energy, environment, education, agriculture, mobile, finance, entrepreneurship, tourism and more.
Hosted in conjunction with She Leads Africa and the African Technology Foundation, the 20 Startup participants will make 10 minute pitches to an audience of impact and angel investors, policy makers, fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts and an esteemed panel of judges including:
Gloria La Cava,Co-Coordinator World Bank Middle East & North Africa Youth Program
Ngozi Bell, Regional Advocate for the Small Business Administration
Chinesom Ejiasa, Director Private EquityOPIC
Jon Gosier, Managing Partner of AppsAfrica Fund
Danielle Walker, Director of African Affairs – US Chamber of Commerce
Alex Dixon, Director of the Rockefeller Aspen Diaspora Program
Samuel Suraphel, Founder Mansa: CoLabs
Celena Green, Director of Africa Vital Voices
Karen Attiah, Dep. Digital Editor Washington Post
Antwaun Griffin, Dep. Asst. Secretary – International Trade Administration
Rebecca Enonchong, Founder & CEO of AppsTech
Adrienne Gifford, Sen. Program Manager – Initiative of Global Development
Isaac Boateng, CEO of Face2Face Africa
All participating startups will be provided with free legal and business consulting courtesy of Bingham McCutchen. The event will also include a networking reception and series of keynotes and demonstrations by thought leaders including:
Navarrow Wright, CEO of Max Leverage Solutions
Saidah Nash Carter, VP of Strategy & Business Innovation at Thomson Reuters
Former CTO of Interactive One
Anari Sengbe, Founder & CEO of Gamerholic
Aun Rahman, Head of Access to Finance at InfoDev
Romi Bhatia, Diaspora Partnerships for US Global Dev. Labs USAID
Justin Mahwikizi – Founder of Market Atlas
Diaspora Demo Day is supported by several sponsors including AppsTech, Bingham McCutchen, InfoDev, Market Atlas, D’USSE, InfoDev, Thoughtworks, Gamerholic, Bingham McCutchen, and Evernote. Participating media partners include AllAfrica.com, Ventures Africa, Applause Africa, Innov8tiv, The Africa Channel, Africa 2.0, and complimented by a host of community partners including Ghana International Chamber of Commerce, The World Bank’s Young African Society, Diaspora African Women’s Network, Toniic, Young African MBA’s, Impact Hub, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, and The African Impact Group.
For the complete list of participating startups visit DISAPORADEMO.