The first ever Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa, organized by Stars From All Nations (SFAN), will be hosted in Accra July 22-24, 2019.
The event, to be held at the Ecobank Head Office in Accra, is a forum aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs gain actionable, experiential knowledge and tools for building sustainable businesses. The forum will also serve as a platform for showcasing talents, facilitating networking and identifying funding sources for start-up businesses.
High growth-prospect technology entrepreneurs looking for investors will also have the opportunity pitch their businesses for funding of up to US$100,000 during the one-on-one pitch session with Ingressive Capital, an Africa-focused venture capital fund.
Investors like QI Holdings, an AI venture building firm is also open to investing up to US$10,000 in start-ups that are the right fit for them.
Commenting on the forum, President of the SFAN, Tom-Chris Emewulu, expressed his delight about the prospects and impact it will have on startups.
“We’re incredibly excited to be creating the pan-African Student Entrepreneurship Week to equip young and ambitious innovators with tools they need to build successful businesses. We’re excited to partner with Ecobank, the pan-African bank, to host this brilliant event. As with SFAN events, we’re assembling some of the best and brightest speakers and trainers to spark meaningful conversations that help turn ideas into innovations,” he said.
The event is expected to host about 700 high potential innovators from around the continent over three days of power-packed training, thought leadership, pitching, and insightful conversations.
Partners for the event include Ingressive Capital, QI Holdings, Movemeback, ABANAngels, 3rdfloor Digital, Venture Capital for Africa, East Gate Hotel, and more.
Ecobank chose to be a host to the event as SFAN goal of unlocking business potentials of young Africans for job creation moves in the same direction with its Pan-African agenda of contributing to the economic development and financial integration of Africa.
Day one of the event will welcome a diverse array of speakers from around the world. Starting with a hands-on bootcamp at the venue. Trainers from Ecobank will take attendees through all the processes of financial modeling, highlighting sustainable business funding.
Day two will also delve into the areas of technology, product development and making sense of data; and how to and how to use the law to protect yourself and your business.
The final day of Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa will be an exciting day of thought leadership and business pitch. The day will begin with a keynote on the event theme: ‘Unlocking the Business Potentials of Young People for Job Creation.’