California and Silicon Valley are well known worldwide for storied, best-in-class technology development. As a Nigeria-based startup, how can you access this unique ecosystem to harness the talent, advice, peer networks and capital to scale your company in the U.S. and beyond?
The U.S. – Nigeria Accelerator/Startup Connector on April 13, 2022, brings together Silicon Valley-based accelerators and VCs who will share how they are working with global tech firms in the U.S. and abroad. You’ll also hear from Flutterwave, known worldwide as Nigeria’s most recent fintech gazelle, as well as FoodLocker, a leader in Nigeria’s fast-growing food delivery market. Flutterwave and FoodLocker will share best practices and their own set of “golden rules” that any start-up can apply.
Tying these elements together are U.S. government experts from Prosper Africa, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, who will share how to engage the many government resources to support tech startups in the U.S. as well as those that want to be here.
This program is hosted by the Silicon Valley-based African Diaspora Network, whose mission is to harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans and friends of Africa in support of economic and social development across Africa.
Hosted by ADN in partnership with:
About the Panel
Moderator: Douglas Wallace, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, San Francisco
Almaz Negash – Founder & Executive Director, Africa Diaspora Network
Fred Stewart – Director, Office of Africa, U.S. Department of Commerce (Washington, DC)
Introduction to Accelerators (ICT focus):
Vijay Rajendran - Head of Portfolio Value, 500 Startups
Khadija Ghazi - Head of Business Development and Partnerships, Draper University
Celebrate Africa Day on May 25! Join us as we explore approaches to transforming the African narrative through effective engagement between the Diaspora and African Media. Register @ https://bit.ly/adnbaobabafricaday
Abbey Omokhodion, CFO for Intel PSG, Programmable Solutions Group & ADIS22 May moderator recapped the breakout rooms. She pointed to an important question: How do we ensure we are future ready? We need to re-invest in critical tech infrastructure and Interdependent Foundations.