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Register for African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017

Register Today - January 27-28, 2017 - DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton - San Jose, CA

ENGAGE  -  SPARK  -  ACTIVATE

Opportunity to Tap into the African Diaspora Knowledge, Resource, Ingenuity!

#ADIS2017 – January 27-28, 2017
Join us and reserve your space

Did you know that the African Diaspora in the United States and around the world is a facilitator of innovation, technology transfer, skills and development? You will have an opportunity to meet these change makers in action at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017.

Africans and Friends of Africa, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Educators, Development Experts, and Chang Makers are coming together to Silicon Valley to engage, spark, and activate!

Our speakers are leaders representing diverse sectors:

  • impact entrepreneurship
  • investment banking
  • business law
  • Silicon Valley tech sector
  • venture capital
  • product management
  • foundations
  • angel investing

Visit our website to learn more about the African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017: ENGAGE - SPARK - ACTIVATE. 

MEET THE CEO OF MALLFORAFRICA AND 
CHAIRMAN OF AFRICAN DIASPORA NETWORK

Christopher Folayan was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. Armed with a degree in business administration and marketing, Folayan taught himself computer programming and focused on opportunities that combined the emerging digital world with cutting-edge marketing strategies. In 2011, Folayan created MallforAfrica (MFA). He developed the platform from design and testing to implementation and security.
 
Folayan created the mobile and online e-commerce platform, including construction of patent-pending proprietary software, with one goal in mind: How to provide African shoppers access to US and UK retail products while simultaneously providing the US and UK online retailer the ability to securely build their business in Africa. Folayan sees an exciting future in MallforAfrica for all participants.

ADIS2017 ESTEEMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE

ABBEY S. KOCAN
Executive Director of Kupona Foundation

C.D. GLINPresident & CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)

STEPHEN OZOIGBO, CEO of the African Technology Foundation, and the Managing Partner of Lions@frica

YARA AKKARI, Project Coordinator for Arc Finance

Learn more about the global changemakers at ADIS2017.

ADN FOUNDER ALMAZ NEGASH ON
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA ENTREPRENEURS

The African Diaspora in the United States and around the world is known for its creativity, ingenuity and risk taking. Africans use their savings to start their own businesses ranging from restaurants to hairdressing shops to small factories. The African Diaspora saves an estimated $53 billion per year, providing an opportunity for home country governments. Mobilizing and tapping into these funds could bring much needed investment to Africa. In 2011 the International Monetary Fund summarized the possibilities as follows: “If one in every 10 members of the diaspora could be persuaded to invest $1,000 in his or her country of origin, Africa could raise $3 billion a year for development financing.” Read more here.
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