Date: Sep 20 & 22, 2021 | Virtual - 6am - 10am (airmeet); in Person 11am - 3pm CST (hopin)

EMERGENT AFRICA FORUM

Illuminating Africa and the Diaspora

(Accelerating Tech Investments into Africa and Diaspora Nations)

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Accelerating Private and Public Tech Investments into Africa and The Diaspora Communities.

The EMERGENT AFRICA FORUM is the signature event of the Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC Inc.), a non-profit organization headquartered in Minnesota; a gateway to the community (Diaspora) and the continent (Africa).The signature event of the Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC Inc.)

The EAF is a Digital confluence of elevated ideas and mindset; 

A solution focused event that seeks to accelerate tech Investments in Africa and Diaspora community in strategic and impactful ways. The EAF seeks to bring together professionals, founders, investors and the public sector from Africa and the diaspora nations to showcase innovations, celebrate accomplishments, seal deals and foster a private-public partnership ecosystem.

The Maiden Edition

The Maiden Edition of the EAF, is scheduled to take place this September at the Twin Cities Startup Week ’21. The Second Largest Startup Week in North America. TCSW plays host to 19,000+ attendees, 200+ events, hundreds of speakers, pitches, demos + more.

At the EAF '21

INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLES

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHATS

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

STARTUP SHOWCASE

who will attend

The EAF will welcome a global delegation of influential voices in business, finance, and economic policy in Africa and the Diaspora, as they prepare a blueprint for the next stage of international growth.

  •  Anyone and everyone. We especially encourage Africans on the continent and in the diaspora to attend this event.
  •  Come learn about key avenues to expand your ideas, business or startup.
  • Investors: Come discover lucrative investment opportunities in startups that are owned and run by Africans.
  • Business owners or company looking to gain market share in Africa or to tap into opportunities they have identified on the continent but are not sure how to explore it.
  • Government entities in the United States looking to expand their reach within Africa and the Diaspora nations.

Why Attend?

  • Great opportunity to get informed about the exciting things happening on the continent and in  the diaspora
  • Opportunity to network with resourceful dignitaries from the continent. Opportunity to interact one-on-one
    with these officials.
  • Opportunity to invest, attract investment, form partnerships and develop valuable connections through networking with experts, investors, and captains of the industry.

Opportunity to partner with top startups that are transforming our community with their solutions

Agtech Investments

Edtech Investments

Fintech Investments

Corporate
Sponsorships

Get your brand in front of the right audience, startup founders, corporate partners and community leaders locally, regionally and internationally.

Private Event Details
(In Person)

September 20th, 2021

Our Supporters

Our Speakers

Keynote Speakers

NAVROOP SAHDEV

Economist & Technology futurist

CEO & Founder of The Digital Economist

DAME PAULINE TALLEN


Honorable Minister

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Nigeria

Private Sector
Tech Ecosystem and Investments

Uzoma Ekwebelem

Digital Economy Expert,

Country Cloud Leader Oracle Technology Nigeria

Jorge
Sebastiao

Advisor and International speaker

CoFounder and CEO GBO

José V. Fernández

Economist

CEO & Founder of Bankuish

Yannick Ebibie Nze

Digital Economy Expert,

Chief Executive Officer at SING Gabon

Melissa Slaymaker

Digital Economy Expert

Country Dir. Women in Tech, South Africa

Chinedu Nweke, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Village Seed Ventures

Harriet Khataba

Business strategist
Founder & ED of Her Story Matters.

Hemansu Keeka

Co-Founder and Dir. of Strategy and Operations at Disraptor (Pty) Ltd

Njiddah Ibrahim

SVP CAPEGATE Group
SSA to Ex President Of Nigeria

Kojo Dougan


Senior Consultant, Kyrios Dougan Inc.,

Emmanuel Johnson

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of South California

Aisha Abbas



Co-Founder Barnseed

Dominic Orr

GIZ/Atingi Management and Adj. Prof. for Educational Management, NGU

Sam Massaquoi


VP Morgan & Chase,
Corp Tech/ Ml & Ai

Bako Ambianda


Chairma and CEO,
Labacorp Group LTD

Mark Caraway


Head of Partnerships; BlockApps

Mohammed Jega


Co-founder Domineum Blockchain Solutions Limited

Prof. Sylvanus Ayeni

Neurosurgeon
Author and Founder PACAW, Inc

Ms. Drs Tosca Pinas


Manager Maritime Authority
Suriname

Jackson Akor


Entrepreneurship
Research
Data Analytics

Houssem Touil


Founder, Chamber Index & President,
TECC

Bez Idakula


Founder And CEO
Music And Tech Space (MATS)

David Edoja



Founder, CTO - Analytics Intelligence

Esther Nyauncho

CEO and co-founder of Tustawi

Norbert Gehrke

Founder & Representative Director
Tokyo Fintech

Anne Wambui Gaitha


Founder and CEO
REGAL Africa Group

Aicha Jeridi


Advisory Board Member
at ACOFDC

Armand Gaetan Ngueti


Founder and CEO
UBTS International

Adedeji

Blockchain Professional and Entrepreneur

Nejib Abida

International senior consultant, digital economy, smart cities science park management regional development, Tunisia

Public Sector (Public, Private Partnerships)

Prof. Kelly Mua Kingsly

Finance Engineer
Director Finance Operations of the State, Republic of Cameroon

Christian Ruehmer


CIO Bamboo Capital Partners, Co Founder Q-Lana Inc

Howard Anglin



Entrepreneur & Blockchain Alchemist
Founder at QuatroXi

John Lombela



CEO of AXALIO Digital Bank
South Africa

Ken Morris


Founder and CEO
KnectIQ
Inc

Jeremy Faber


USAID/US
Trade and Investment Advisor at Prosper Africa

Edo Mwenda, PhD


Co-Founder
QCMedchain

Our Sponsors

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Our Partners

Media Partners.