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On #GivingTuesday (November 28, 2017), please consider African Diaspora Network and support our efforts as we strive to build a larger community of Africans and friends of Africa committed to sharing knowledge and to bettering the lives of Africans and the society in which we live. Click here to Support US!  
Your gift will be a part of the sponsorship for Third Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium – Jan 26-27, 2018 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View at: ADIS 2018

Your contribution has made the African Diaspora Network an online and offline community builder.  On November 1, we launched the ADN online platform - see your gift in action: 
Join the new online ADN network and register for ADIS2018.
Announcing the African Diaspora Tech Awards

Dear Friends and Community Members :
As the Startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley slowly grows in diversity and Africa seeks its own original unicorns, we are eager to celebrate and elevate our current pioneers, and increase the stakes for true afropreneurship within Silicon Valley and all the way to the continent.
At the 2018 edition of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS2018), the African Technology Foundation and the African Diaspora Network will co-present the inaugural African Diaspora Tech Awards in Silicon Valley to recognize our own technology pioneers, and amplify the ventures of young upcoming entrepreneurs.
We are calling for nominations of male and female African Founders within the diaspora over the next four weeks. Self nominations are also welcome.
Nomination Criteria
Group I - Afropioneers
Qualifying businesses will:
1. Have growing revenue or a significantly growing customer base.
2. Have at least one founder in the African Diasporan community, and be either locally based, or willing and able to travel to ADIS for the event.
Group II - Afrinnovators
Qualifying businesses will:
1. Have a fully functional and demonstrable MVP and achieved product market fit.
2. Have at least one founder in the African Diasporan community, and be either locally based, or willing and able to travel to ADIS for the event.
Target Sectors
1. Frugal Technologies.
2. Application Software.
3. Inclusion and Impact (E.g. Energy, Fintech, Education, Health)
4. Services (E.g. Commerce, Transportation, Agriculture)
5. Enterprise Solutions.
To nominate a Founder within your network, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this nomination form before the deadline of December 22nd, 2017.
All nominees will be invited to the Award ceremony to be held as part of the 2018 edition of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS 2018).

We are excited to announce the launch of this online networking platform crafted for community-building and knowledge-sharing. The ADN online network is distinct from other networking sites, in that we do not collect membership data for marketing purposes. As a registered member, you will have full access to a unique communication tool developed to enable productive relationships and expedite action.
  1. Go to African Diaspora Network platformEnter your email address and create a password. 
  2. Fill out the demographic and professional questionnaires.
  3. After completion, you will be prompted to REGISTER FOR ADIS 2018 should you decide to attend.
Join by December 31 to receive the first year of membership free.
About #GivingTuesday
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

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