20 entrepreneurs have been selected to pitch at the 4th Angel Fair Africa, which is set to hold from November 10 – 11, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
The entrepreneurs include Rita Kimani of Farm Drive, Kenya; Tito Munhequete of Izy Shop, Mozambique; Ugwem Eneyo of Solstice, Nigeria; Josephat Mandara of TIME Tickets, Tanzania; and Joanna Bichsel of Kasha, Rwanda.
They will pitch their businesses in a storytelling format in a way that can connect directly with the investors.
On the first day, pre-revenue startups will be featured while those with revenue and raising their second or third round of capital will be featured on day 2.
A panel of entrepreneurs which include Caitlin Dolkart of Flare, Andrew Airelobhegbe of OgaVenue, and Erik Hersman of BRCK will share their experiences as it concerns building their businesses with the 20 pitching entrepreneurs.
“Africa is in urgent need of real mentoring from experienced “fathers” and “mothers” and it is time we rose up to that role. Many opportunities are presenting themselves across Africa and if we do not guide the young people then we will have failed as a continent,” said Dr. Chris Kirubi, Director at Centum Investment Company Limited.
He added, “This is why I am at the forefront when it comes to mentoring and investing in the young people of Africa.”
Angel Fair Africa is an event that brings together accelerators, incubators and emerging businesses from across the African continent and investors to do deals.
This year’s edition will see Dave McClure of 500 Startups and Tim Draper of Draper Associates and Draper University give keynotes.