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The African Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (AIEC) and EuroAfri Link (EAL) are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic Partnership, combining AIEC’s influential network of African entrepreneurs and EAL’s market consulting services, providing business opportunities in Europe.
The AIEC-EAL Partnership brings together deep skills in networking and business consultancy to empower sectoral stakeholders in Africa with prevalent and cutting-edge industry content and insights supporting their transition to successful business transformation for prosperous and sustainable investments.
The AIEC-EAL Partnership supports the 7th edition of The African Entrepreneurs Conference 2020 which will be held virtually on the 26th and 27th of November this year.
This investments Conference is a globally recognised event attracting the highest quality speakers in global leadership, successful entrepreneurs across the globe, technocrats, investors, incubators, accelerators, corporates, academia and regulatory authorities to discuss business-related topics on how to address Africa’s entrepreneurship and investments solutions to help poverty alleviation and job creation in the continent.
The Conference provides an excellent opportunity for African entrepreneurs to network with highly skilled speakers, sector specific mentors, policy-makers and investors. The participants will benefit from access to financial institutes, equity investors and venture capitalists, insight on potential ventures suitable for a business ecosystem, insight on how to expand customer base and provides the opportunity to be a Global Venture.
“This conference has granted the emerging enterprises a break to do business across national borders.” Dr. Rufaro Mecheka, Head of Strategy and The Rest of Africa Nedbank (Financial Planning).
His Excellency President C Ramaphosa of South Africa, Pauline Christian former Black Business Council President and currently the CEO/President Best Lifestyle Residents INC, Canada, are among some of the thought leaders who will grace this conference.
A virtual incubation support system to the budding entrepreneurs of Africa will be provided after the Conference as a sustainability approach.
As per multiple studies, 80% startups fail within 18 months at global level, due to lack of mentoring support, lack of readiness of startups for investment, lack of access to investors and other key stakeholders of the startup ecosystem. AIEC has a vision to create world-changing startups like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon in Africa through the virtual incubation support system. The incubation support will have 3 phases. During the first stage, the startups will enter a mentoring programme on idea generation and validation. This stage follows a period on MVP & Product Development andIPR Support The third phase support boot camp training and pitch deck formulation.
About The African Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre
The African Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre was established to provide grassroots business developmental support for African
entrepreneurs to create their own career path and ultimately, their true destiny. The AIEC aims to help create the right environment for innovation and collaboration between young and aspiring entrepreneurs, willing to take the leap of faith and esta
blished business leaders, academia, professionals as well as global thought leaders.
Market Linkage support:
AIEC provides branding and marketing support to the local entrepreneurs of Africa. We provide mentoring support to local entrepreneurs, how to do minimal value addition to a commodity, build and develop their brand, guide them on which market segment to focus on and how to design the advertising and promotional strategy for their business units.
We aim to promote locally manufactured commodities from Africa such as; Coffee, Cocoa, Wine, etc. by creating a portal, where the products of different entrepreneurs will be uploaded on this portal and will be promoted on the African market as well as in global markets. Selected entrepreneurs in these value chains will be trained on technical as well as business aspects and will be provided marketing support.
About EuroAfri Link
EuroAfri Link connects European entrepreneurs to African agribusinesses through win-win collaboration. We are passionate about greater inclusion for women and young people in the agriculture sector and strive to empower these targeted groups to conduct cross-continental trade that is fair, sustainable and durable.
With our research-informed practices and market know-how, EuroAfri Link acts as a mediator between African suppliers and buyers in Europe ensuring the transaction process from initial contact to order delivery is hassle-free.
We negotiate fair deals for producers and buyers, promote innovation through facilitating knowledge exchange and transformation, and promote the production of African products to meet European standards for export.
Other services offered by EuroAfri Link are matching project partners and consultants to provide expert advice on writing successful project proposals for funding the expansion of agribusinesses and counselling to African students to pursue further studies in the EU.
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For Enquiries please Contact
Oliver Fortune Chikodzore
Mobile: +27 64 085 3885