Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 heads to Silicon Valley, USA 

Dear ABAN Member,

When we connect global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world. We saw a clear example of this last year when President Obama hosted the highly successful 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kenya. This year GES2016 moves back to the United States, to the home of innovation and entrepreneurship - Silicon Valley.

Between 22-24 June over 700 entrepreneurs and 300 investors from 170 countries across the globe will come together at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California for GES 2016.

The 2016 version of this event aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world who are creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; to connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and to highlight entrepreneurship as a means of addressing some of the most intractable global challenges.
President Obama Announces the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Follow Our African Delegation

Africa will be well represented by a party of 135 delegates. Within this delegation, ABAN is proud to represent the African early stage investor community - helping to showcase African talent to a global audience; and facilitating the exchange of best practices amongst investors from all over the world.
2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Date:122, 23 & 24 June, 2016
Venue: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Follow the African Delegation's Journey @ABANAngels
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ABAN-MBAN-EBAN Investor Cocktail Party | 23 June. 8pm - 10pm.

To commemorate the coming together of our investor partners from across the globe at GES2016, ABAN - in partnership with EBAN (the European Angels) and MBAN (Middle East Angels) - will host a private investor-only cocktail party where our affiliate investors can network and collaborate. The event is scheduled for Thursday, 23 June. 8pm - 10pm at the Westin Palo Alto. Entry is free and exclusive to all ABAN, MBAN & EBAN members.
To reserve1your free ticket please contact or
Africa Business Angels Network

Don't Miss the 'Africa Rising' Panel | Thursday. 23 June. 6pm - 7pm.

There are a growing number of unicorns in the African Markets and many are led by African Entrepreneurs. Attendees will hear more details surrounding these stories and see and/or receive live feedback on the business models GES Entrepreneurs are pursuing in multiple sectors. 
Tim Draper, Founding Partner, DFJ
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Maya Horgan-Famodu, Managing Director, Ingressive
David van Dijk, Director General, ABAN
VLAB1is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and technologists to enable them to effectively grow high-tech ventures amidst dynamic market risks and challenges.

Africa Focus Sessions:
Women in Technology: Focus on Africa
A1celebration of Africa Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators, presented by the African Diaspora Network, The Africa Technology Foundation and Ingressive.
Date:121 June | 5pm
Info: More Details...
Founders' Stories - Africa Edition
The1Impact Hub Oakland - presented by Lions@frica and the African Technology Foundation in Partnership with: My Africa Is, Impact Hub Oakland & TipHub.
Date:122 June | 6.30pm
Info: More Details...
Entrepreneurship in Africa
A1session on 'Glocal (global and local) capital for SSA Entrepreneurs',  hosted at the Koret-Taube Conference Center, Stanford University.
Date:123 June | 2.15pm
Info: More Details...
Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa
A SSA focus1session on 'Infrastructure and the Enabling Environment', hosted this year at the McClelland Building, Stanford University
Date:124 June | 11.45am
Info: More Details...
ABAN is proud to be part of the African delegation at GES 2016 and is looking forward to welcoming international delegations to the African continent for several ABAN events coming later this year.

On behalf of the ABAN team,

Kindest regards,

David van Dijk
Director General

Looking to partner with ABAN? Contact the team via
Rebecca Enonchong - Co-founder, ABAN & Cameroon Angels
ABAN started when a group of organisations joined forces to create a new not-for-profit networking association with one goal: Promote a culture of Angel investing across Africa. The founding organisations are Venture Capital for Africa, Lagos Angels Network, Cameroon Angels Network, Silicon Cape, Ghana Angel Investors Network, DEMO Africa, European Business Angels Network, and several individual Angel Investors. For more information please see the ABAN site.

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