Ingressive continues its work of guiding global capital to Silicon Sahara through its 3rd annual Tour of Tech this November 16-22. Tour of Tech creates proprietary market access and promotes cross-pollination through curated convenings with Africa-focused investors, local techies, influencers, and policymakers. Last year, they had executives from Y Combinator, GitHub, New Relic, USAID, 500 Startups, Intuit and others. This year features executives from GitHub, AngelList, Glickman Family Trust, Jackson Ross Law, Banwo & Ighodalo, Petrolex, PwC and more.
Jason Seats, Techstars Partner said after 2016 tour “I’m ready to co-invest with experienced African tech investors. Before Ingressive and Tour of Tech, we didn’t know where to start without boots on the ground. The Ingressive team are true networkers and made investing in the continent digestible and accessible.”
Yvonne Wassenar, a top Silicon Valley CIO and 2016 traveller said “I deeply believe that technology has the power to change the world for the better. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Africa on the Tour of Tech where I got to see this theory in action with the startup community in Lagos, Nigeria.
The week-long tour is culminated by Ingressive and Starta’s High Growth Africa Summit; a 2-day conference dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The summit launched last year and included Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; Yvonne Wassenaar, New Relic CIO (NYSE: NEWR); 5 executives from GitHub and Google, VilCap investors, and many more.
In a significant increase from the 350+ pan-African entrepreneurs and 100+ global investors attendees, this year’s Summit will be hosting 750+ delegates. Some of the confirmed speakers include Mr. Eazi and Ajebutter, to prominent artists and entrepreneurs from Nigeria; Chris Schultz, Founder at LaunchPad; Akin Oyebode, of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Fela Durotoye of Gemstone Group; Shola Akinade, Founder of Paystack; Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Founder at Flutterwave.
This year’s Tour of Tech and High Growth Africa Summit sponsors and partners include GitHub, Banwo & Ighodalo Petrolex, AriseTV, Flutterwave, Vconnect, AriseTv, and Google Launchpad, Cool Links.