As parts of its efforts in guiding global capital to Silicon Sahara, Ingressive a tech integration firm will be hosting its 3rd annual Tour of Tech starting from November 16th to 22nd this year.
Tour of Tech creates proprietary market access, and promotes cross-pollination through curated convenings with Africa-focused investors, local techies, influencers, and policy makers.
The previous edition had executives from Y Combinator, GitHub, New Relic, USAID, 500 Startups, Intuit and others. This year features executives from GitHub, AngelList, Glickman Family Trust, Jackson Ross Law, Banwo & Ighodalo, Petrolex, PwC and more.
Jason Seats, Techstars Partner said after 2016 tour “I’m ready to co-invest with experienced African tech investors. Before Ingressive and Tour of Tech, we didn’t know where to start without boots on the ground. The Ingressive team are true networkers and made investing in the continent digestible and accessible.”
Yvonne Wassenar, a top Silicon Valley CIO and 2016 traveler said “I deeply believe that technology has the power to change the world for the better. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Africa on the Tour of Tech where I got to see this theory in action with the startup community in Lagos, Nigeria.
The weeklong tour is culminated by Ingressive and Starta’s High Growth Africa Summit; a 2-day conference dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The summit launched last year and included Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; Yvonne Wassenaar, New Relic CIO (NYSE: NEWR); 5 executives from GitHub and Google, VilCap investors, and many more.
Starta is a business support platform for startup founders and SME entrepreneurs in Africa. Launched in the Q1 of 2016, Starta is committed to making growth easier and more attainable for African founders.
In a significant increase from the 350+ pan-African entrepreneurs and 100+ global investors attendees, this year’s Summit will be hosting 750+ delegates. Some of the confirmed speakers include Mr. Eazi and Ajebutter, to prominent artists and entrepreneurs from Nigeria; Chris Schultz, Founder at LaunchPad; Akin Oyebode, of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Fela Durotoye of Gemstone Group; Shola Akinade, Founder of Paystack; Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Founder at Flutterwave.
This year’s Tour of Tech and High Growth Africa Summit sponsors and partners include GitHub, Banwo & Ighodalo Petrolex, AriseTV, Flutterwave, Vconnect, AriseTv, and Google Launchpad.