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2021 ENRICH in Africa Congress

Thu Nov 18, 10:00 - Thu Nov 18, 18:00

Workshop 17


Connecting African and European innovation ecosystems

The first ENRICH in Africa Annual Congress is coming up! It will connect innovation players across Europe and Africa, promoting shared learning and growth. Current challenges and opportunities will be explored by discussing questions such as:

  • How can we better support innovation across borders, connecting Europe and Africa?
  • How can we meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals through innovation?
  • How can we champion entrepreneurial opportunities for women?

In addition to panel discussions and interactive workshops, this in-person and online event will feature exclusive networking sessions and bring together senior-level decision-makers, incubation and acceleration experts, business executives, entrepreneurs, and experts from Europe and Africa. They will have the chance to exchange knowledge and discuss how to overcome the challenges faced by the African and European communities today to support current and future innovations for the benefit of both continents.

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Fully vaccinated delegates attending the Congress will not need to self-quarantine.

ENRICH in Africa has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101004709.



Funding African Innovators - exploring trends and developments in Africa's early-stage investment landscape.


David van Dijk, Boost Africa


What are the key trends occurring in Africa’s investment landscape? What can be done to better support and engage with both start-ups and investors to increase innovation potential? These and other questions will be addressed and discussed in this session by David van Dijk, a long-term advisor and expert working in the African investment landscape.



Lean start-up principles - what big organizations can learn from collaborating with start-ups.


Philip Kiracofe, Startupbootcamp


What do start-ups have, that big corporations want?

How does cooperation between them promote innovation?

Find out all about it in this workshop session delivered by Philip Kiracofe, CEO of Startupbootcamp Afritech and high-profile innovation ecosystem contributor.



Making women entrepreneurs’ success a priority


Fadilah Tchoumba, ABAN


How can ‘WE’ make women entrepreneurs’ success a priority? Access to Financing & Capital, Mentorship, Networking, and Capacity Building. Find out who is ‘We’ and how you can leverage it to build or contribute to building successful women entrepreneurs. Fadilah Tchoumba is the new Secretary-General of the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and a prominent speaker on the development of support for investing in innovation.


2021 ENRICH in Africa Congress
Workshop 17
Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
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