ADIS 2018 Registration

 

Welcome

 

 
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Welcome!

The African Diaspora Network Board Members and team is pleased to announce the third annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS 2018) taking place in Silicon Valley from January 26-27, 2018. Entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, innovators, public and social leaders from across the globe are invited to join us for this catalytic convening to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa.

Our 2018 theme, “Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within,” seeks to amplify the changemakers and leaders shaping the Continent’s future. Experts, panelists, and participants will engage in fruitful dialogue to examine the crossroads between human capital, natural resources, investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in Africa.  

This two-day conference will provide networking, community-building, and knowledge-sharing with symposium attendees as we celebrate a spirit of abundance and unearth the richness of the Continent’s resources, as well as the talents and contributions of Africans, friends of Africa, and Diasporans.

Key topics for ADIS2018 include:

  • The State of Africa -- Economic and Business Trends

  • Human Capital Investment Deep Dive Discussion: Investment in Education, Science, & Technology 

  • The Impact of Community-Led Development for Small-Scale Farmers

  • Dialogue with Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Investors

  • The Business Case for Investing in Africa

  • The State of the African Diaspora

  • Immersive design-thinking workshop on agriculture and technology

  • Networking and building partnerships: Enhancing Business Pitches for Entrepreneurs

  • Builders of Africa's Future: African Diaspora Impact & Innovation Awards

We look forward to having you join with us for another informative, engaging, and actionable symposium curated to redefine Africa and discover the abundance and potential of the Continent.

Sincerely,

Almaz Negash

Founder African Diaspora Network

Convener, African Diaspora Investment Symposium

Agenda

 

THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA INVESTMENT SYMPOSIUM
January 26-27, 2018
Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within

Human Capital – Natural Resources – Technology – Innovation – Entrepreneurship – Investment


By 2050, Africa is expected to have 2.4 billion people. Is Africa ready? The growing population presents a great opportunity for the Continent to optimize its potential and resources. Access to food, education, income, health care, and housing are foundational for a thriving future. How are we going to make Africa ready to meet this great opportunity? We believe Africa can and will. 

Growth starts at home. The African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018 takes a long-term outlook on Africa as a part of the global economy and seeks to explore approaches to positive economic growth and investment from within. Our panels will highlight the evolving landscape of ventures and innovations dedicated to planting seeds of growth in the Continent and how to maintain this momentum moving forward. 
 

Day One: Magnifying What’s Within: The State of Africa

Friday, January 26 | 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Be inspired by our keynote speaker, the opening session on the State of Africa, and learn about current business and investment trends. Hear African Diaspora Entrepreneurs speak how their innovative work is transforming communities in Africa.  Immerse in human-centered design workshop focuses on applying technology for promoting small shareholder poultry farming across communities in Africa.  Participate in formal and informal networking sessions to exchange ideas and interact with diverse stakeholders. 

 

Day Two: Amplifying Abundance

Saturday, January 27 | 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Start your morning with African Drums followed by a keynote presentation on the Business Case for Investing in Africa.  Learn what the State of the African Diaspora is.  Participate in panel sessions on education, technology, agriculture, impact investment, and venture philanthropy.  In the afternoon, gain foundational skills on how to build and sustain businesses. Meet Builders of Africa's Future, stay for the African Diaspora Impact & Innovation Awards, a call to action and a reception.  

Sessions

 

Friday, January 26, 2018 | day 1: Magnifying What is Within: On the State of Africa
 

7:30 AM - Check-in, Breakfast, Networking, and Opening Music
Participants must check-in at the registration table to receive their name tag, program, and agenda for ADIS2018. A light continental breakfast will be available. Please utilize this time as a networking opportunity to meet your fellow participants.
 

8:45 AM - Welcome and Introduction to ADN
Almaz Negash
- African Diaspora Network
Musimbi Kanyoro - Global Fund for Women
Chris Folayan - MallforAfrica
This opening session of ADIS2018 includes a welcome and introduction to ADN by ADN Board and Leadership. They will introduce the mission of ADN and elaborate on the purpose of ADIS2018: Magnifying What is Within.
 

9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker 
Hon. Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, former US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
 

9:15 AM - Opening Remarks
The State of Africa
-- Economic and Business Trends: 
This session will provide insights and analysis on how to make informed investment decisions in Africa. 
Immaculate Nantale, Ernst & Young
 

9:45 AM - Economic Expansion and Sustainable Job Creation through Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology
In this session our expert panelists will speak on how innovation in healthcare, education, and technology impacts economic development and the ways in which Africa can foster an ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship. With the shifting of global economy, Africa has an opportunity to use technology to enable innovation and create economic prosperity. Our panelists will share how new advances in education, healthcare, and communications impact economic development, create new business models, and foster an ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship. 

Moderator: Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
Panelists: Daniel Ekpe, PG Impact Investment; Fil Randazzo, PhD, Leverage Science, LLC; Richard Woodhull, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, OPIC; Jude O’Reilley, Skoll Foundation


11:00 AM - Break


11:15 AM - Human Capital Investment Deep Dive Discussion: The Need for High Impact Investment in Education, Science & Technology
By 2050, Africa is expected to have 2.4 billion people. Our panel experts will discuss the need to move up the value chain by creating an ecosystem that is efficient, innovative, and sustainable. Human Capital Investment is the economic transformation that will harness the strength of Africa. How can the continent leverage education and training to tap Africa’s “demographic dividend?” How can we practically catalyze shared value and transformative public-private capital investments to accelerate SDG impacts and sustain the growth of Africa in the decades to come?

Moderator: Heather Grady, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Panelists: Siddharth Chatterjee, UNDP Resident Representative, Kenya; Joshua Ghaim, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies; Fil Randazzo, PhD, Leverage Science, LLC;  Roberta Romano, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Radhika Shah, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs


12:30 PM - Lunch & Networking
This networking lunch provides an opportunity for ADIS2018 participants to make connections and learn more about one another’s work and opportunities for collaboration. We encourage informal conversation and discussion around table topics, including agriculture, energy, trade, logistics, technology, investment, venture philanthropy, women’s entrepreneurship, and sustainable global development.


1:30 - 2:45 PM - Panel Discussion:  Magnifying Africa’s Agriculture Sector: The Impact of Community-Led Development for Small-Scale Farmers
This panel examines Africa’s agriculture sector and the role that community-led development plays in helping small-scale farmers build resilience. Leading experts will engage the audience in a conversation about the critical roles of social capital and gender in increasing farmers’ access to resources and growing their incomes. Discussion also will focus on how to engage youth in agriculture value chains through the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Moderator: Bob Bloom, Heifer International
Panelists: Rashid Sesay, Heifer International; Ade Freeman, World Bank; Bandile Khepri, Khepri Innovations; Tebabu Assefa, Blessed Coffee


2:45 PM - Networking Break


3:00 PM - Keynote Address by Jim Shelton, President of Education, Chan Zuckerberg, former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama.



CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Dialogue with Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Investors
What does it take to become a successful and impactful entrepreneur? This panel provides a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of pursuing the path of entrepreneurship, exploring challenges, opportunities, and insights along the way. Drawing on human capital investment as a means of optimizing human talent and resources, what kind of ecosystem is necessary for a thriving system that will allow global entrepreneurs and investors to thrive?

Moderator: Marsha Wulff, LoftyInc,
Panelists: Mussie Haile, Moya Technologies; Zekarias Amsalu, IBEX Frontier;  Kwame K. Marfo, African Empowerment Fund; Aneri Pradhan, ENVenture; Kweku Nduom, Groupe Nduom


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Intentional Network
This time is dedicated for ADIS participants to interact with each other, to ask questions, provide feedback, insight, and share resources.  ADIS provides a platform for exchanges and interactions with diverse stakeholders whom you may end up doing business with or just making lasting friendship.  Enjoy making friends! 


3:30 PM – 5:30 PM - Design Thinking Session and Startup Symposium

  • Workshop: Design Thinking Session with Planetary Health on applying technology to promote small shareholder poultry farming in Africa

This human-centered design workshop focuses on applying technology for promoting small shareholder poultry farming across communities in Africa. We will use design-thinking to develop solutions that address challenges faced by poultry farmers including productivity, market value chains, and measuring impact. We will engage with experts from the Planetary Health Center of Expertise which identifies solutions that will help populations, both human and animal, to foster resilience in the face of changing environments.
Using design-thinking principles, participants will work together on different challenges that the African continent is facing; identify a suitable action plan to tackle some of these challenges; define projects ideas; connect, network and create project consortium; and identify sustainability plans.
Features Hugh Molotsi, Ujama; Hisham Ibrahim, mPathic, LLC; Sophia Papageorgiou, UCDavis; Paige Passano, MPH, Sahel Leadership Program, The OASIS Initiative 


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Reception with Live Musical Performance & Awards
 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | Day 2: Amplifying Abundance – Deep-Dive Panels and Fireside Chats
 

7:30 AM-8:30 - AM Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - Opening Music


9:00 AM - Summary of Day One: Magnifying What is Within
Master of Ceremonies Nicholas M. Bassey of USAID will provide an overview of takeaways and key points from day one of ADIS2018. 


9: 15 AM - Keynote Speaker/Context Setter: The Business Case for Investing in Africa
Joshua Ghaim, CTO, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies will make the case for investing in Africa by sharing his journey.


9:30 AM - The State of the African Diaspora
How does place or country of origin motivate diaspora-led investment? Professor Liesl Riddle will highlight the different segments of the diaspora investor community. We often talk about investing back home, in the country of origin, particularly from the demand side. However, many diasporans on the supply side of the diaspora investment ecosystem conceive of and prioritize investment at highly localized levels — in their village, city, or region. These are the “demand” areas, yet they are often less of a priority for demand-side actors. Learn more about the intersection between investment and location and their implications for policy makers, financial institutions, and investors. 
Presented by: Prof.  Liesl Riddle, The George Washington University
 

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM - Impact Investment in Africa – Sponsored by IDP Foundation
Discussion around the impact investing space in Africa and ways the diaspora can invest in the continent. The session will include discussion on how social enterprises get into funds, how fund managers get investors and some obstacles with impact investing in Africa. 

Moderator: Irene Pritzker;
Panelists: Yasmin Kumi, Africa Foresight Group; Pardon Makumbe, CRE Venture Capital; Duncan Goldie-Scot, Musoni Kenya Ltd; Mark Correnti, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University


11:00 AM - Break


11:15 AM - Accelerating African Development through Higher Education and Skills Training
The opportunity to address the current state of education in Africa and to explore innovative ways to educate young minds is ever urgent.  Our panelist will explore what new learning strategies need to be instituted to help reduce unemployment, address skills gaps, and prepare the leaders and workforce of tomorrow. 

Moderator: Jackie Copeland-Carson, PhD, Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network
Panelists: Kofi Appenteng, Africa-America Institute; Amadou Daffe, Gebeya; Joshua Ghaim, PhD, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.  


12:30 PM - Lunch
This networking lunch provides the opportunity for ADIS2018 participants to make connections and have informal conversations to learn more about one another’s work and opportunities for collaboration.



Concurrent Sessions:

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Workshops and Deeper Dives

  1. Channels and Vehicles for Investing in Africa: How Do You Build and Run a Company a Thousand Miles Away?Starting and running an enterprise is a difficult proposition even in the best of conditions, starting and running one that is thousands of miles away has its own set of challenges and high points. Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has worked with over 800 social entrepreneurs around the global. In this session, we'll share lessons learned and together explore challenges from effective teaming to how to bring products and services to rural, peri-urban and urban markets. Come, roll up your sleeves and we'll work together to tackle this.  Workshop Facilitator: Pamela Roussos, Miller Center for Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
     
  2. How I Started My Business – African Women Entrepreneurial Journey
    Come and meet women of influence, perseverance, and expertise as they share their journey on how they started their business/social enterprise. This session explores how to navigate the initial stages and sustainability of a new business and how to turn an idea into a business venture. Discover essential practices as they share insight on how to navigate obstacles.

Moderators: Haweya Mohamed, Afrobytes; Almaz Negash, African Diaspora Network
Panelists: Cheryl Contee, Fission Strategy; Wawira Njiru, Food for Education; Josephine Garrick, Neozgroup; Shirley Billot, Kadalys


3:00 PM - Networking Break


3:30 – 5:00 PM - Builders of Africa's Future: African Diaspora Impact & Innovation Awards
Hosted by the African Diaspora Network, this event celebrates “Builders of Africa’s Future,” through an awards ceremony celebrating five best-in-class, established African businesses and a presentation of early-stage businesses that highlight the future of Diasporan Africa innovation. A curated list of African Diaspora entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to showcase their startups to ADIS participants. Startups will be selected based on the criteria of innovation, uniqueness, growth potential, and impact potential on the continent. ADIS platform will offer a unique stage for the entrepreneurs to promote their venture, attract potential customers and drum up investor and partner interest.

Facilitators: Twun Djin, Goodwater Capital; Marsha Wulff, LoftyInc, Stephen Ozoigbo, African Technology Foundation


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Summary & Call to Action


5:30 - 7:00 PM - Closing Reception
 

Speakers

 

 
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Almaz Negash, 
Founder of African Diaspora Network (ADN)

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Nicholas Bassey, Division Chief, Frontier Partnerships, USAID



Master of Ceremonies

 

Keynote Speakers

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin -Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin -Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)

 
Jim Shelton, President of Education, and former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama

Jim Shelton, President of Education, and former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama

 
Josh Ghaim, Ph.D. - Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.

Josh Ghaim, Ph.D. - Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.

 
 

Panel Speakers, Facilitators & Moderators

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Professor Mammo Muchie, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria.

 
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women. 

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women. 

 
Haweya Mohamed, Managing Director & Head of Communications at Afrobytes.

Haweya Mohamed, Managing Director & Head of Communications at Afrobytes.

 
Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Program Officer, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Program Officer, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 
Mark Correnti, Director of Impact Investment - Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University.

Mark Correnti, Director of Impact Investment - Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University.

 
Pam Roussos, Chief Innovation Officer - Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara Univ.

Pam Roussos, Chief Innovation Officer - Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara Univ.

 
Eileen Brewer, Director of Product Development at Symantec. 

Eileen Brewer, Director of Product Development at Symantec. 

 
Twum Djin, CTO at Goodwater Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on consumer tech companies.

Twum Djin, CTO at Goodwater Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on consumer tech companies.

 
Jude O'Reilley, Senior Director, Skoll Awards and Community

Jude O'Reilley, Senior Director, Skoll Awards and Community

 
Tebabu Assefa, Founder of Blessed Coffee

Tebabu Assefa, Founder of Blessed Coffee

 
Immaculate Nantale,  Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Immaculate Nantale,  Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

 
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Duncan Goldie-Scot, Chairman, Musoni Kenya Ltd., Entrepreneur & investor.

 

 
Bob Bloom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Heifer International.

Bob Bloom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Heifer International.

 
Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

 
Chris Folayan, Co-Founder & CEO, MallforAfrica.

Chris Folayan, Co-Founder & CEO, MallforAfrica.

 
Hugh Molotsi, Founder and CEO of Ujama, Active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup.

Hugh Molotsi, Founder and CEO of Ujama, Active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup.

 
Hisham Ibrahim, Founder of mPathic, A human-innovation consultancy.

Hisham Ibrahim, Founder of mPathic, A human-innovation consultancy.

 
Kofi Appenteng, is the President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute.

Kofi Appenteng, is the President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute.

 
Fil Randazzo, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Leverage Science, LLC.

Fil Randazzo, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Leverage Science, LLC.

 
Bandile Khepri, Founder and Managing director of Khepri Biosciences and Khepri Innovations.

Bandile Khepri, Founder and Managing director of Khepri Biosciences and Khepri Innovations.

 
Marsha Wulff, Founding Director at LoftyInc Capital Management, and co-founder of Afropreneurs Fund.

Marsha Wulff, Founding Director at LoftyInc Capital Management, and co-founder of Afropreneurs Fund.

 
Roberta Romano, Senior Migration Policy Assitant, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Roberta Romano, Senior Migration Policy Assitant, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

 
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Dr. Ade Freeman, Lead Private Sector Specialist, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank.

 

 
Yasmin Kumi, Founder Africa Foresight Group (AFG).

Yasmin Kumi, Founder Africa Foresight Group (AFG).

 
Mr. Mussie Haile, Founder of Moya Technologies, Inc., a Consulting services company.

Mr. Mussie Haile, Founder of Moya Technologies, Inc., a Consulting services company.

 
Kwame K. Marfo, Managing Partner Africa Empowerment Fund, Founder of Diaspora Capital.

Kwame K. Marfo, Managing Partner Africa Empowerment Fund, Founder of Diaspora Capital.

 
Cheryl Contee, CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps non-profits, foundations and social enterprises.

Cheryl Contee, CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which
helps non-profits, foundations and social enterprises.

 
Paige Passano, MPH - Director, Sahel Leadership Program, The OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel).

Paige Passano, MPH - Director, Sahel Leadership Program, The OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel).

 
Radhika Shah, Investor & Co-President, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, a community of students, faculty and alumni.

Radhika Shah, Investor & Co-President, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, a community of students, faculty and alumni.

 
Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO, African Technology Foundation & Managing Partner for the Lions@frica initiative.

Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO, African Technology Foundation & Managing Partner for the Lions@frica initiative.

 
Sophia Papageorgiou, PhD - Veterinarian and Epidemiologist specializing in animal science and management

Sophia Papageorgiou, PhD - Veterinarian and Epidemiologist specializing in animal science and management

 
N. Kweku Nduom, Vice President of Business Development and Finance at Groupe Nduom

N. Kweku Nduom, Vice President of Business Development and Finance at Groupe Nduom

 
Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Chief Operations Officer, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Chief Operations Officer, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

 
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Irene Pritzker, Co-Founder & President, IDP Foundation, Inc.

 
Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of Int'l Business and Int'l Affairs, George Washington.

Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of Int'l Business and Int'l Affairs, George Washington.

 
Pardon Makumbe, Managing Partner, CRE Venture Capital.

Pardon Makumbe, Managing Partner, CRE Venture Capital.

 
Rashid Sesay, Director of Programs for Africa and Asia at Heifer International.

Rashid Sesay, Director of Programs for Africa and Asia at Heifer International.

 
Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-Founder of Gebeya Inc. Ethiopia, Kenya, Silicon valley, UK

Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-Founder of Gebeya Inc. Ethiopia, Kenya, Silicon valley, UK

 
Zekarias Amsalu, Founder, MD IBEX Frontier/Financial Consultant, Investment Advisor – Gebeya Inc.

Zekarias Amsalu, Founder, MD
IBEX Frontier/Financial Consultant, Investment Advisor – Gebeya Inc.

 
Wawira Njiru, is the Founder and Executive Director of Food for Education.

Wawira Njiru, is the Founder and Executive Director of Food for Education.

 
Aneri Pradhan, Founder and Executive Director of ENVenture.

Aneri Pradhan, Founder and Executive Director of ENVenture.

 
Daniel Ekpe, Investment Manager at PG Impact Investments AG

Daniel Ekpe, Investment Manager at PG Impact Investments AG

 
Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR); Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR); Kenya

 
Richard Woodhull - Director, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, The U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution

Richard Woodhull - Director, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, The U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution

 

Location

 

 

 

 

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 810-1010 main
(650) 810-1055 fax
www.computerhistory.org

 

Accommodations

Airports

ADIS2018 guests traveling by plane can arrive at San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport. The surrounding area offer a number of hotels; though we encourage you to book with the following two


Hotel

The African Diaspora Investment Symposium designated Official Hotel with a negotiated Special Rates for our attendees is listed below:

Hotel Avante

860 E. El Camino Mountain View, CA 94040  
Tel: 650-940-1000 | Fax: 650-968-7870 | Toll free: 800-538-1600 (4.3 miles from the Museum) www.jdvhospitality.com
Thursday: $249 plus Taxes
Friday & Saturday: $129 plus Taxes

**Rates include complimentary full breakfast, WIFI & parking.
**TRANSPORTATION: Free shuttle service from this hotel will be provided by The African Diaspora Network.

Link to Other Hotels in the Area – transportation is not included. 


Sightseeing: 

We encourage you to make the most of your stay in Silicon Valley and explore the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, and other nearby Bay Area cities.  
 

 

Questions?

Please contact, Info@africandiasporanetwork.org  

Get Engaged

Sponsorship Opportunities

Signature Sponsorship | $20,000

  • Sponsors two social entrepreneurs working to promote sustainable business development
  • Opportunity to speak, design and moderate a panel discussion at the Friday and Saturday sessions
  • Recognition and promotion in e-Newsletter to more than 15,000 members of network partners
  • Detailed profile included in conference program/agenda
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Information stall at event and 15 free tickets to the event
  • Invitation to reception
  • Large logo and business name displayed prominently in all marketing/outreach

Premium Sponsorship | $10,000 - $15,000

  • Medium logo and business name displayed in all marketing and outreach materials.
  • Recognition and promotion in e-Newsletter to more than 15,000 members of network partners
  • Opportunity to participate in panel discussions
  • Profile included in conference program/agenda
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Information stall at event and 10 free tickets to the event
  • Invitation to reception

Benefactor Sponsorship | $5,000 - $9,999

  • Logo and business name on event program, website and displayed during event
  • Opportunity to host table top topics during lunch. 
  • Invitation to reception and 7 free tickets to the event
  • Verbal recognition at event

Friendship Sponsorship – $2,500

  • Logo and business name on website and displayed during event
  • Invitation to reception and 3 free tickets to the event.

National Advisors

 

Yohannes Assefa  | Liesl Riddle  |  Ade Freeman  |  Adeoti Abi  |  Twum Djin  |  Claire Chang  |  Nicholas Bassey  |  Eric Guichard  |  Radhika Shah  |  Marsha Wuff

Individual Sponsors

 

 

KOLA KOLA OLOFINBOBA
FairviewCapital.com

HUGH MOLOTSI
http://ujama.co

REGGA TEKESTE

THERESA SAMUEL-BOKO

SANGEETA TIWARI

 

TWUM DJIN
Good Water Capital

DAVE WILDE
HP

CHARLIE ADAMS
Wells Fargo Advisors

MELANIE BIELEFELD

DR. HAGOS & MRS. ABREHET TEKESTE

Sponsors

 

 
 

Partners

 

Media Partners

 

 

Media Contact

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The African Diaspora Network is delighted to have Bordernation as our creative media partner and Abdulai Jalloh as our lead PR.  Abdulai is the Founder & President, Bordernation. 
 
Please contact him at: abdulaijalloh@bordernation.com

Thank you!

The ADN team

 

 

More Information

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