December 5, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

LIONS@FRICA Expands Horizons And Engages Silicon Valley Partners

Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Partnership expands as the African Technology Foundation (ATF) assumes Managing Partner role

Silicon Valley based African Technology Foundation (ATF) is proud to announce its new role as the Managing Partner of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership.

LIONS@FRICA, an initiative of the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, is a public-private partnership that seeks to mobilize the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance Africa’s innovation ecosystem, and to spur entrepreneurship across the continent.

As the Managing Partner of the LIONS@FRICA partnership, ATF is responsible for directly supporting African startups with capacity building and training in venture creation, opportunities for connectivity to global innovation grids, access to capital, opportunities for further partnership expansion, and promotion of best practices and successes in African-led innovation solutions.

Planned activities for the partnership include a series of programs across the continent that will feature promising African startups and entrepreneurs, as well as innovation boot camps, venture capital engagements, and roundtables in Silicon Valley. The partnership also includes direct engagement with private sector stakeholders, multinational corporations and innovation agencies that are …read more

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