07 Jun Ecobank Ghana Partners SFAN to organize the Inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa (Jul 22-24)
Accra, Ghana (June 07, 2019) – SFAN, with the support of Ecobank Ghana, is organizing the first-ever Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa (SEWAfrica) from July 22 to –July 24, 2019, at the Ecobank Head Office.
The Student Entrepreneurship Week is an education forum, which was established to help budding entrepreneurs gain actionable, experiential knowledge and tools for building sustainable businesses.
#SEWAfrica also serves as a platform for showcasing talents, facilitating networking and identifying funding sources for start-up businesses. The event is expected to host about 700 high potential innovators from around the continent over three days of power-packed training, thought leadership, pitching, and insightful conversations.
High growth technology entrepreneurs targeting a billion dollar market will have the chance to pitch their businesses for funding of up to $100,000 during the 1-on-1 pitch session with Ingressive Capital. Investors like QI Holdings are also excitedly open to investing in and partnering with start-ups that are the right fit for them. Partners for the event include Ingressive, QI Holdings, Movemeback, ABANAngels, 3rdfloor Digital, East Gate Hotel, and more.
Being a Pan African Banking institution, with a vision to contributing to the economic development and financial integration of Africa, Ecobank Ghana supports SFAN in its work to unlocking business potentials of young Africans for job creation.
SFAN President, Tom-Chris Emewulu says: “We’re incredibly excited to be creating the pan-African Student Entrepreneurship Week to equip young and ambitious innovators with tools they need to build successful businesses. We’re excited to partner with Ecobank, the pan-African bank, to host this brilliant event. As per usual with SFAN events, we’re assembling some of the best and brightest speakers and trainers to spark meaningful conversations that help turn ideas into innovations.”
Applications are open until June 30, 2019. To apply, visit studententrepreneurshipweek.com.
For more information about sponsorship or speaking opportunity, contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom-Chris Emewulu is the Founder & President of SFAN (Stars From All Nations). When he’s not building SFAN and helping entrepreneurs and rising professionals create fulfilling careers, he’s telling African innovation stories or advocating for people-centered policy. Tom-Chris is a former consultant at Mastercard Foundation, Seedstars Ambassador for Ghana, and the author of the forthcoming book: Breaking the Limits. He is a thought leader on youth development, social entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and the future of work.