2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Why You Will Invest in the Sub-Saharan Africa

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center


Africa is alive and well, and open for business. The continent now holds the fastest growing economies in the world, but still struggles to develop an infrastructure for its entrepreneurs. Why? Bank rates average 25%, loans are inaccessible, and coordinated resources are hard to come by, leaving the continent’s businesses, over 99% of which are SMEs, underbanked and unable to access the tools they need to evolve. To combat this, Ingressive has created a resource pipeline to thoroughly vet, represent, build and connect high-growth businesses with international resources and impact opportunities. Come find out what it’s like to be an African entrepreneur, international investor, and legal and auditing firm connecting Western businesses with Sub-Saharan opportunities. We demystify the African entrepreneur’s experience, show you just how easy it is to cross borders for business, and introduce you to the Silicon Valleys of the Sub-Saharan.


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Kwame Dougan

Managing Partner

IYa Ventures

Maya Horgan Famodu


Ingressive LLC

Maya Horgan-Famodu is a Nigerian-American committed to making things easier for Sub-Saharan entrepreneurs. She is Founder and CEO of the impact facilitation firm Ingressive and a regular contributo...

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Pule Taukobong


Africa Angels Network

Stephen Ozoigbo


African Technology Foundation

Stephen Ozoigbo, serial investor and advisor to multiple startups, is the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, a Silicon Valley based organization focused on globalizing African technologies b...

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