The mission of ADN is to sustainably serve its constituencies, marketplace, and partners. This is inextricably linked to engaging the African diaspora through an ethics of care, enhancing their well-being in their adopted homelands, and facilitating their strategic involvement in the development of Africa and the communities in which we live.
ADN’s vision is to activate capital from the African diaspora and friends of Africa for the development of Africa and communities around the world. We aim to be the global leader in diaspora philanthropy, investment, and innovation.
Since our founding in 2010, we have been gradually building a network which permits us to harness the global intellectual capacity of Africans in the Diaspora and friends of Africa in order to promote business and economic development across the continent and the communities in which we live.
Convened more than 10,000 people on entrepreneurship, investment, innovation, and human capital development.
Successfully completed seven African Diaspora Investment Symposiums (ADIS), held in Santa Clara County, California in 2016-2020 and 2 symposiums virtually 2021-2022. Between our African Diaspora Investment Symposium and Impact and Innovation Forums, ADN has engaged 80 countries.
Over the last five years honored 53 Builders of Africa’s Future (BAF) enterprises, who have demonstrated excellence in leading startups and NGOs that contribute to Africa’s development.
Supported 10 Catholic Sisters through the launch of Start Your Social Enterprise, a preparatory training for Builders of Africa’s Future
In 2021 launched the Accelerating Black Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ABLE) program with an inaugural cohort of 16 Black entrepreneurs who are addressing essential community needs and spurring sustainable growth.
Launched the ADN Telehealth pilot
Contributed to the Silicon Valley Diversity and Inclusion Ecosystem – we are known for our ability to bring global communities together
68+ ecosystem partnerships formed. ADN is a catalyst for building partnerships with leading organizations to enable more entrepreneurs to gain access to resources. Some of these partners include Bill.com, Stanford SEED, Stanford University; Conrad Hilton Foundation; Mastercard Foundation Scholars; Segal Family Foundation Africa Visionary Fellows; The Harambeans; Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University; MIT Lab; Africa America Institute; Ashesi University; and Frugal Innovation, Santa Clara University.
Successfully raised funds from foundations, corporations, individuals, and community partners to help launch and scale our accelerator programs.
A stellar and committed team and dedicated board of directors and advisors
Another panelist joining the ADIS23 Investor and Entrepreneur Forum is Shasha Jumbe, Co-Founder and CEO of Level 42AI and an alumn of the first cohort of Accelerating Black Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ABLE). Meet Shasha at ADIS23. Register @ https://bit.ly/adnadis23.
Dana Weeks is the Co-Founder and CEO of MedTrans Go, a B2B healthcare appointment optimization platform. Dana will join the panel of the ADIS Investor and Entrepreneur Forum. Learn from founders about how they overcame funding hurdles by registering @ https://bit.ly/adnadis23
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