The organisers of 8th Angel Fair Africa (AFA), the must-attend virtual event of choice for business opportunities in the African continent, have recently announced that their selected Africa tech ventures to pitch at the event, will have a 50/50 gender balance representation.
The companies are:
- from Senegal – Bayseddo, led by Mamadou Sall and Kalpay, led by Ibrahima Kane;
- from Ghana – AgroInnova, led by Amos Narh and Adi&Bolga, led by Bola Oladeji;
- from Kenya – Kladika, led by Muthoni Mwangi and Gift Pesa, led by Pamela Muriuki;
- from South Africa – Ejoobi, led by Simangele Mphahlele and Kweza, led by Ropafadzo Musvaire;
- from Nigeria – Curacel, led by Henry Mascot;
- from Ivory Coast – Dothan Group, led by Fabrice Koffi.
The cohort will now go through a one-month virtual training program in October to facilitate their preparation for the AFA event on 5th November 2020.
Hafi Barry who is country lead for this year’s AFA said “the sessions would run weekly with three segments theory, practical and assignments delivered by outstanding mentors and partners who have expertise and experience in the areas to be covered”. From storytelling to marketing, finance, legal, IP, management and engaging investors; the entrepreneurs would sharpen their skills and be investor ready. The focus of this year’s event is: “The bold new normal in the new normal” with a caveat of doing deals in a virtual environment.
Ian Ziddah, Partner at Chanzo Capital, commented; “the gender parity in our cohort is a testament to the exceptional rigor of our partners and the commitment to ensure fair representation of the best in class early stage ventures across the African continent who have exhibited resilience during the pandemic.”