MENTORS

 

AFRICA WIDE/ NON- REGION SPECIFIC

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VICTOR ASEMOTA

Google Launchpad/ Swiftacorp

 

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ANA BARJASIC

Rising Tide Europe/ EBAN

Under her supervision, Business Angel Week became the world’s largest initiative on promoting angel and early stage investment, with over 900 events in 60 countries

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MAXIME BAYEN

GSMA

Passionate about disrupting tech startups across industries and strong supporter of the sharing economy. Experience in Telecom and Digital Markets in emerging countries of the Africa and the Middle East.

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Paul Breloff

 

 

CEO & Co-Founder | Shortlist

Specialist in team building and culture.

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LUDOVIC CENTONZE

Orange

Business development, Digital strategy, Regional expertise west and north Africa

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ETHEL D. COFIE

Women In Tech Africa

Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting , an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa and Europe.

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FRANCOIS DUFOUR

Orange Startup Ecosystem

 In 2014 he launches Hello Startup, a TV show sponsored by Orange and broadcasted on BFMTV, the #1 TV news channel in France. Thanks to Hello Startup, each week a startup CEO can reach partners, investors and hundreds of thousands of potential customers.

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AURELIEN DUVAL-DELORT

Orange

Business management and strategy, systems development, programming

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REBECCA ENONCHONG

AppsTech

She is Board Chair of both the AfriLabs Foundation and ActivSpaces and is co-founder of the African Business Angels Network and Cameroon Angels Network.

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BEN FISCHBERG

Guidepost Growth Equity

Tech and tech-enabled services investor, previously advised tech companies on $25bn+ of M&A and $65bn+ of capital raises. Experienced in VC investments, financial expertise and business management & strategy 

YVONNE HAIZEL

Mitsui&Co., Ltd

Named as one of the top 30 under age 30 emerging Ghanaian Talents in the world by the Future of Ghana publication. Also a member of the Tech London Advocate Africa Working Group.

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KHALED ISMAIL

Klangel

Founder and chairman of Kiangel, an angel investment fund investing in early stage startups in Egypt.

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MARIEME JAMME

IAMTHECODE

Helps technology companies to set a foothold in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, named as one of Britain’s 100 most influential Africans.

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STEVEN KOLTAI

Koltai&Co

In his 35 year career, Steven has been an entrepreneur, a senior executive in the entertainment industry, an investment banker and  first Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship at the US Department of State. He co-founded the world’s largest commercial satellite system (SES), raised over $50 million for his own startups and is an active global angel investor.

 

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PAVAN LEE

Microsoft

Accomplished business professional with proven expertise in emerging digital product planning, marketing, management and innovation

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ALBAN LUHERNE

Orange

Mobile financial services

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CLAUDIA MAKADRISTO

Seedstars

Market positioning and specific regional expertise (south/ west/ east), sales, business management and strategy, startups and scaling a business.

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MBUGUA NJIHIA

Google Launchpad/ Symbiotic Media

Entrepreneur with over 14 yrs experience in the web and mobile industry, instrumental in the set up and operations of some of the regions inaugural and most visible value added services

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DOTUN OLOWOPOROKU

Starta Advisory

Interested in product concept and development; mobile technology, big data, mentoring fund raising, team building and brand development. 

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STEPHEN OZOIGBO

LIONS@FRICA

Entrepreneur, investor and advisor to multiple technology startups.

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CORDEL ROBBIN-COKER

The Carlyle Group

Accounting,  financial expertise, Business management and strategy, Capital raising

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MARCELLO SCHERMER

Yoco

Market positioning and specific regional expertise (South, East, West Africa market expansion), business management and strategy. 

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ANDREW SEKANDI

KPMG

Expert on risk assessment, due diligence and deal making.

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GREG SNYDERS

Dalberg

Specializes in fund structuring in frontier markets and innovations in development finance, advising investors and development finance institutions.

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CHIKA UMEADI

tiphub

Managed projects and product builds for startup companies and small businesses. 

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ANIEDI UDO-OBONG

Google

Developer Ecosystem Program Manager. Previously General Manager of Afro Technologies Nigeria

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DAVID VAN DIJK

ABAN

Managing Director of Stichting IGNITE, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs in conflict affected countries.

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STUART VAN DER VEEN

Google Launchpad/ Nedbank

 
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BEN WHITE

VC4A

Specialist in entrepreneurship, concept development fundraising, strategic partnerships and much more.

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HARRISON FRYE

UMASS Lowell Innovation Hub

·  Sales, startups strategy and psychology