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#AESIS2020 Virtual edition

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Virtual investor dialogues

VC4A and ABAN are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 7th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2020) on November 3rd and 4th 2020.

This year the annual ‘for investors, by investors’ event bringing together Africa’s early stage investor community, will be fully virtual. In addition we are launching this investor community where as an investor you will be able to sign up for upcoming investor events, discover deal flow, and network with fellow investors. Join now and make sure to sign up for #AESIS2020 on time. Please keep in mind the event is investor-only.

Summit program

#AESIS2020 – Seed
Tuesday, 3 November, 13:00 - 18:00

On day 1 of the summit the focus will be on everything Seed stage related.

13:00 - 13:10Word of welcomeMain stage
13:10 - 13:40Fireside chatMain stage
13:40 - 14:30Expert panel 1 “The Future builders”Main stage
13:40 - 14:30Technical session 1 – How do you value Afric…Break out 1
14:30 - 15:00VC4A Venture Showcase Seed pitches part 1Main stage
15:00 - 16:00Expert panel 2 “Going global: the path to sc…Main stage
15:00 - 16:30Technical session 2 – Remote due diligenceBreak out 2
16:00 - 16:00Technical session 3 – AWS ActivateBreak out 1
16:30 - 17:00VC4A Venture Showcase Seed pitches part 2Main stage
17:00 - 17:10Daily Wrap by The Flip AfricaMain stage
17:10 - 17:15Day 1 closingMain stage
17:15 - 18:00Closing & Informal networkingMain stage

#AESIS2020 – Series A
Wednesday, 4 November, 13:00 - 18:00

On day 2 of the summit the focus will be on everything Series A stage related.

13:00 - 13:10Opening keynote day 2Main stage
13:10 - 13:30KeynoteMain stage
13:30 - 14:30Expert Panel 3 “Coming of age – exits …Main stage
13:30 - 14:30Technical session 4 – Fundamentals of Fund m…Break out 1
14:30 - 15:00VC4A Venture Showcase Series A pitches part 1Main stage
15:00 - 16:00Expert Panel 4 “Resilient industry for turbu…Break out 1
15:00 - 16:00Technical Session – Unpacking the recent Aer…Break out 2
16:00 - 16:30VC4A Venture Showcase Series A pitches part 2Main stage
16:30 - 16:40Daily Wrap by The Flip AfricaMain stage
16:40 - 16:45Summit closingMain stage
16:45 - 17:30Informal networkingMain stage

Investor insights

We will make all recordings of #AESIS2020 available here. Want to re-live last year’s pre-COVID Summit #AESIS2019? Watch the aftermovie:

Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020 – Virtual edition

Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020 – Virtual edition

Participating investor organizations

Spark Venture Fund

Investing in Kenya's disruptive mobile startups

Chandaria Capital

We invest with purpose, experience and networks

Omidyar Network

A world of positive returns

Quona Capital

Investing in Afritech Start-ups

4DX Ventures

4DX Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on Africa

Future Africa

Building an African Future where purpose &prosperity is within everyone's reach

VC4A Venture Showcase

VC4A is excited to see the Venture Showcase becoming a great example of true industry collaboration. The vetting process is fully undertaken by our partnering external investors, where these organizations refer their portfolio companies ready for the next round. These investors then assess the opportunities and ultimately decide who will appear on the virtual #AESIS2020 stage.

Investor participation has been outstanding this year, with 70+ major VCs and multiple angel groups and leading accelerators involved in the process. We believe initiatives like this help to build trust and foster collaboration between industry stakeholders, and importantly, create both co-investment opportunities and exit opportunities for our partners.

The selected companies for the VC4A Venture Showcase Series A and Seed program can be reviewed below. And the founders will showcase their businesses online during the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to meet the founders and reach out to them if you want to learn more.

Gozem

Africa's Super App - Transportation, Delivery, Payment & Lending

Aspire Power Solutions

A better energy experience starts here

GoBEBA Everything Ltd

Helping consumers access cooking gas conveniently and affordably

The Medical Concierge Group

Telemedicine. Pharmacy. Laboratory. Clinic.

Utiva

Using Technology for Skill Development