• STARTUP AFRICA SUMMIT

    - 2018

    STARTUPS SHAPING AFRICA

    Hotel Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses, Morocco

    6,7 & 8. December 2018

  • About the Event

    Startup AFRICA SUMMIT is an international disruptive event by THE NEXT SOCIETY, designed to bring together innovative startups, investors, industry experts and ecosystem leaders to discuss business and investment opportunities in Africa.

     

    StartUp Africa Summit is a 3-day event of intensive learning experience and networking environment to enable startups from Europe, MENA and Moroccan diaspora to take the leap into the African Market, share experiences and foster cooperation and investment opportunities.

     

    Startup AFRICA SUMMIT is a flagship event of THE NEXT SOCIETY & DIAFRIKINVEST

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    THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It gathers already a large network of over 300 business & innovation, research and investment organisations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries. To know more, visit www.thenextsociety.co and follow THE NEXT SOCIETY on Twitter @TheNext_Society or Facebook /THE NEXT SOCIETY.

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    Diafrikinvest's ambition is to accelerate in 36 months the mobilization of diasporas for the development of Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. This will strengthen the long-term commitment of the diasporas entrepreneurs to the creation of initiatives with high local impact, whether by supporting entrepreneurship, strengthening local development initiatives or investment . In order to support an optimal and rational engagement of the diaspora in favor of economic and social change in African countries, connection strategies will be developed between countries of origin and residence. To know more, visit www.diafrikinvest.com and follow DIAFRIKINVEST on Twitter @DiafrikInvest or Facebook /Diafrikinvest.

     

    2 Days BOOTCAMP

    6 & 7 December 2018

    The selected startups from Europe, MENA & Moroccan diaspora will benefit from 2 Days events of coaching & mentoring, networking, one-on-one meetings, trainings & workshops by the best national and international mentors.

    CONFERENCE Day

    8 December 2018

    Speakers from all around the world will be on the stage talking about startups, internationalization and investments opportunities in Africa, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Morocco as a bridge to the African market.

  • TARGET

    • Actors of the continental and global entrepreneurial ecosystem;

    • Startup from Europe, MENA & Moroccan Diaspora interested in business opportunities in Africa;

    • Institutional and private investors.

    INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF STARTUPS IN MOROCCO TO EXPLORE INTERNATIONALIZATION & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA

    Europe | MENA Region | Diaspora

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    Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria, France

    IN FIGURES

    • +300 participants;
    • +20 represented country;
    • + 20 inspirational speakers.
  • Here is what you can expect from the Startup Africa Summit

    One on One Meetings

    Coaching & Mentoring

    Workshop & Trainings

    Panels & Talks

  • Program

    3 Days Full of Inspiration and Networking, Conferences ,talks & workshops

    6 & 7 December – Mentoring Bootcamp

    By invitation Only

    8 December – CONFERENCES & TALKS

    Open to the Public

  • Mentors & Speaker

    Anouar El Haji

    Founder & CEO
    of Veylinx

    Morocco/Netherlands

    Amine Smahi

    Founder and Managing
    Director of “J2S Conseil”

    Morocco/France

    Chokri Mosaoui

    Founder & CEO of
    Eternal Sun

    Morocco/Netherlands

    Mbwana Alliy

    Founder & Managing
    Partner of Savannah.vc

    Tanzania

    Akram Benmbarek

    Entrepreneur,
    Tech executive

    Morocco/USA

    Eric Osiakwan

    Managing Partner at
    Chanzo Capital

    Ghana

    Willmot Allen

    Founder, VentureLift Africa

    Kenya

    Ghazi Benothmane

    Managing Director at
    UtiQ Ventures

    Tunisia/USA

    Hamid Bouchikhi

    Professor, director of
    the entrepreneurship center

    Morocco/France

    Aziz Senni

    CEO www.cmontaxi.com - Member of the National Directorate MEDEF

    Morocco/France

    Tarik Fadli

    CEO & President at Algo Consulting Group

    Morocco

    Rachid Ouledakdim

    Directeur Fintech et Business channels - S2M

    Morocco

    Khalil Jai Hokimi

    Serial entrepreneur

    Morocco

    Hind Bouhia

    CEO & Managing Partner - Global Nexus

    Morocco

    Nabil Abouzaid

    CEO at Insightek & ESOMAR Representative Morocco

    Morocco

    Marc KAMGAING

    Founder & Managing Partner at Harvest Asset Management

    Cameroon

    Yassir Houmame

    Caciopee Associate Director

    Morocco

    Ali Zewail

    Founder at Chaino

    Egypt

    Houcine Boulman

    Media manager at Ipsos Maroc

    Morocco

    Talal Benjelloun

    Co-Founder of
    Glamping Hub

    Morocco/Spain

    Sophie Roux

    Co Founder - Brand Strategy
    Director of Brandsilver.fr

    France

    Hamzeh Al Fuqha

    CEO at Kitab Sawti

    UAE

    Zouheir LAKHDISSI

    CEO at Dial Technologies, Vice President Maroc Numeric Cluster, President at Horizons Telecom and International consultant

    Morocco

    Rasha Tantawy

    Entrepreneurship & Business
    Support Department Head

    Egypt

    Claude Gottlieb

    Creative Director at
    Brandsilver.fr

    France

    Carla Monfray

    Beam Consulting,
    Ingénieur consultante veille

    France

    Marcello Schermer

    Expansion • Yoco

    South Africa

    Daniel Velou

    Heads the Healthcare
    department of the CEA-LETI

    France

    Patricia Fompeyrine

    Industrial Strategy Leader
    at Sanofi Pasteur

    France

    William C. Fellows

    nvestment and Economic Development Advisor. Maghreb and Francophone Africa

    USA/Morocco

    Timothée Saumet

    CTO & co-founder at TILKEE

    France

    Hicham Lamrani

    Brand Value, Growth Contributor

    Morocco

    Ilyas Azzioui

    Incubator Manager at CNRST

    Morocco

    Imad Aouni

    Head of Indirect Sales at Diebold Nixdorf

    Morocco

    Ahmed Lahbabi

    Sales and Partnership Director at Archos Technology

    Morocco

    Mehdi Alaoui

    enior Sales Manager | Software | Services | Communication Technologies

    Morocco

    Moulay-Rachid Cherkaoui

    Vice President 13th Region

    Mem by CGEM

    Morocco

    Omar El Hyani

    Investment Director at MITC Capital (Maroc Numeric Fund)

    Morocco

    Khalil Azzouzi

    Partner at Fractal Markets - DirectFN Maroc and AZUR Partners

    Morocco

    Hicham Bouzekri

    Founder & CEO at Microtronix Consulting

    Morocco

    Mouhsine Lakhdissi

    <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Partner and CTO at AGRIDATA CONSULTING

    Morocco

    Samir Belrhondoria

    Senior Advisor Investments, Partnerships and Private Equity

    Morocco

    Mathias Fillon

    Coordinator of THE NEXT SOCIETY chez ANIMA Investment Network

    France

    Christophe Dercamp

    Director, BigBooster, The first in class non profit international acceleration program for startups

    France

    Léonard Levêque

    Project Manager at ANIMA Investment Network

    France

    Raphaële Cohen

    Innovation Project Manager - THE NEXT SOCIETY - ANIMA Investment Network

    France

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