3-Day Innovation Summit Sparks Investor Interest and Furthers Conversation Surrounding African and African Diaspora Innovation
Washington, DC Nov. 21, 2016- tiphub Africa hosted its second annual Diaspora Demo Summit Nov 10-12 at various locations across Washington, DC. Aimed at highlighted the best in innovation and social impact across the African Diaspora the event rallied 12 promising startups from 8 different countries for a startup showcase. Each of the startups participated in an 8-week accelerator designed to offer mentorship, guidance, expertise and advisory support as well as an in-person residency in Washington, DC at I/O Spaces. The accelerator was conducted in affiliation with sponsors and partners including South African Airways, AppsTech, Morgan Lewis, Sendgrid, FB Start, Amazon AWS, Stripe Atlas, and Afrinection.
The summit kicked off at the World Bank with a series of workshops facilitated by organizational partners InfoDev, DiGame, Accion, Capria VC, IdEA and Village Capital. Sessions covered topics ranging from “Advancing Innovation in Products, Processes, and Business Models for Startups in Developing Markets” to “Social Impact at Scale” to a diverse audience of founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and agency affiliates.
The workshops were followed by …read more