• AFRIKONNECT 2018

    CONNECTING NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN TECH SCENES.

    ENGAGING CORPORATES WITH TOP AFRICAN STARTUPS.

     

    March 22-23, 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco

    AFRIKONNECT 2018

    LET'S WORK TOGETHER

    AFRIKONNECT 2018

    CONNECTING NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN TECH SCENES.

    ENGAGING CORPORATES WITH TOP AFRICAN STARTUPS.

     

    March 22-23, 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco

    AFRIKONNECT 2018

    CONNECTING NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN TECH SCENES.

    ENGAGING CORPORATES WITH TOP AFRICAN STARTUPS.

     

    March 22-23, 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco

    AFRIKONNECT 2018

    CONNECTING NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN TECH SCENES.

    ENGAGING CORPORATES WITH TOP AFRICAN STARTUPS

     

    March 22-23, 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco

    AFRIKONNECT 2018

    CONNECTING NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN TECH SCENES.

    ENGAGING CORPORATES WITH TOP AFRICAN STARTUPS.

     

    March 22-23, 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco

  • YET ANOTHER AFRICAN STARTUP CONFERENCE?

    NO. THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT...

    WE ARE BUILDING AN EXCLUSIVE PLATFORM TO ENABLE LARGE CORPORATIONS TO SEAMLESSLY COLLABORATE WITH TOP STARTUPS FROM ACROSS AFRICA, FOSTER CO-INVESTMENT BETWEEN NORTH AND SUBSAHARAN AFRICAN INVESTORS AND ENGAGE GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL PLAYERS. YOU'LL WANT TO BE HERE FOR THIS.

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  • WHY PARTICIPATE?

    LARGE COMPANIES: WORK WITH TOP STARTUPS

    Take part in this unique opportunity to co-innovate with startups.

    We help large companies innovate and work with some of the best startups across Africa that are disrupting their industries. 

    AFRICA-FOCUSED INVESTORS:

    CO-INVEST

    Collaborate with North and Subsaharan African early-stage investors.

    We foster collaboration between angels, seed funds and VCs focused on African startups and create co-investment opportunities between North and Subsaharan African investors.

    ENTREPRENEURS: ACCESS TO MARKET AND CAPITAL

    Engage with firms as strategic clients or partners to reach the North African market.

    We create a unique place where top African entrepreneurs engage with industry leaders with a strong presence in Africa.

    EXPLORE THE NORTH AFRICAN ECOSYSTEM

    Meet all key players in one place.

    Come meet key stakeholders of the African startup ecosystem and connect with entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, institutions and government representatives who make the African tech scene.

  • TRACKS

    Come learn and share about key industries and how are they being disrupted

    1

    FinTech / Blockchain

    E-payments, mobile payment, blockchain

    in Africa and more.

    2

    AgriTech

    Technology and innovation

    transforming farming.

    3

    Transportation

    Innovation in train, airline,

    buses and cars.

    4

    HealthTech

    Transforming how people access health services and how firms provide them.

    5

    Investment / VC

    Angel and VC investment activity in Africa.

    6

    Legal / Regulation

    Government regulation, tax incentives and legal frameworks related to startup growth.

  • B2B MATCHMAKING

    WHERE CORPORATE INNOVATION MEETS AFRICAN TECH

     
    In partnership with Outlierz Ventures and LaFactory,
    we are enabling top startups from across the continent a unique opportunity to connect with leading corporations
    that have a strong presence in Africa in the sectors of Banking, Insurance, Agriculture, Transportation,
    Healthcare, Telecommunication, FMCG and more.
     
    THE GOAL IS TWOFOLD:
    Provide access to market to top startups solving local problems to grow fast and/or scale up in new markets.
    Enable leading industry players to access new growth opportunities through digital mediums, innovation and tech.
     
    ARE YOU A STARTUP SCALING UP IN AFRICA?
    or
    ARE YOU A LARGE COMPANY INTERESTED IN DOING BUSINESS
    WITH INNOVATIVE STARTUPS?
     
    Shoot us a note! We want to hear from you.
    team@startupyourlife.org

  • SPEAKERS 2018

    Previous speakers in our past conferences include top Africa and MENA region VCs and angel investors, tech leaders,

    C-level executives, successful entrepreneurs and hot startups.

    Othman El Ferdaous

    Secretary of State

    for Investment

    Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Economy

    Morocco

    Jennifer Rasamimanana

    General Consul

    U.S. Embassy of Morocco

    USA

    Marie-Cecile Tardieu

    Head of Economic Department

    French Embassy Morocco

    Morocco

    Khaled Talhouni

    Managing Partner

    Wamda Capital

    Dubai

    Kamran Elahian

    Founder and Chairman

    Global Innovation Catalyst

    Dubai / Silicon Valley

    Ismail Douiri

    co-CEO

    Attijariwafa bank

    Morocco

    Karim Lotfi Senhadji

    CEO

    OCP Africa

    Morocco

    Peter Orth

    Managing Partner

    4DX Ventures

    USA

    Marième Diop

    Investment Manager

    Orange Digital Ventures

    Senegal

    Aaron Fu

    Managing Director

    MEST Africa

    Ghana,

    Nigeria, Kenya

    Yazid Safir

    Director for North Africa

    Proparco

    Morocco

    Hicham Zanati Serghini

    Director

    CCG

    Morocco

    Othmane Bekkari

    SVP Customer

    Royal Air Maroc

    Morocco

    Sanaa Tazi

    VP Digital and Data Management

    Royal Air Maroc

    Morocco

    Thomas Van Halen

    Investor Relations and Research lead

    VC4Africa

    Netherland / Africa

    Shola Akinlade

    Co-founder and CEO

    Paystack

     Nigeria

    Niama El Bassunie

    Co-founder and CEO

    WaystoCap

    Morocco

    Adama Touré

    Founder and CEO

    TripAfrique

    Ivory Coast / West Africa

    Rob Withagen

    Co-founder and CEO

    Asoko Insight

    UK / Africa

    Yan Kwizera

    Founder and CEO

    Muti Capital

    Rwanda

    Omar Benmoussa

    Co-founder

    Chauffeur Privé

    France

    Samir Abdelkrim

    Founder, StartupBrics

    Author, Startup Lions

    France

    Eli Pollak

    Co-founder and CEO

    Apollo Agriculture

    Kenya

    Bernie Akporiaye

    Founder and CEO

    Matontine

    Sénegal

    Bowen Williams

    Director of Business Development

    Lori System

    Kenya

    Francis Yapobi

    Founder and CEO

    Airshop

    Ivory Coast

    Laila Slassi

    Managing Partner

    Afrique Advisors

    Morocco

    Tarik Fadli

    Founder and CEO

    La Marocaine des

    e-services

    Morocco

    Kenza Lahlou

    Managing Partner

    Outlierz Ventures

    Co-founder

    StartupYourLife

    Morocco

    Mehdi Alaoui

    Founder and CEO

    LaFactory, Screendy

    Morocco

    Winston Reid

    Director of Investments

    Outlierz Ventures

    Morocco

  • AGENDA

    DAY 1 - March 22

    8:00 am

     

     

    9:00 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9:30 am

     

     

     

     

    09:40 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10:45 am

     

     

     

    11:15 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    11:30 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    12:30 pm

     

     

     

    2:15 pm

     

     

     

     

    2:30 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3:30 pm

     

     

    4:15 pm

     

     

     

     

    4:30 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5:30 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REGISTRATION
     
    OPENING ADDRESS

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WELCOMING ADDRESS

    Why the time to invest in Africa is now

     

     

    INVESTMENT TRACK

    Keynote: Overview of VC investment in Africa - by VC4Africa

     

    Panel: Africa, the next frontier to VC

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Coffee break ------------------------

     

     

    SUCCESS STORY TALKS

    Fire side chat: Lessons learnt after 9 startups and 6 exits.

     

    Moderator: Winston Reid, Investment Director, Outlierz Ventures

     

     

    FINTECH TRACK

    Keynote: The future of Payments in Africa

     

    Panel: Transforming the banking and insurance sector

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lunch Break ------------------------

     

     

    SUCCESS STORY TALKS

    Digitising government services in Africa one city at a time.

     

     

    ECOSYSTEM TRACK

    Keynote: A Tour of Africa most dynamic tech ecosystems, by Startup Lions

     

    Panel: Africa Tech hubs or how to grow innovation and create deal flow

     

    Moderator: Samir Abdelkrim, StartupBrics

     

     

     

    Coffee break ------------------------

     

     

    SUCCESS STORY TALKS

    WaystoCap: Transforming African Trade

     

     

    AGRITECH TRACK

    Keynote: OCP Africa CEO

    Panel: Applying technology to solve agriculture challenges in Africa

     

    Moderator: Aaron Fu, MEST Africa

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Closing Remarks for Day 1

     

     

     

    Othman El Ferdaous, Secretary of State for Investment - Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy (Morocco)

     

    Jennifer Rasamimanana, General Consul US Embassy Morocco

     

    Marie Cecile Tardieu, Economic Officer, France Embassy Morocco

     

     

     

    Kenza Lahlou, Managing Partner, Outlierz Ventures

    Mehdi Alaoui, Founder, LaFactory

     

     

     

    Thomas Van Halen, VC4Africa

     

     

    - Khaled Talhouni, Wamda Capital (Dubai)

    - Merième Diop, Orange Digital Ventures (Sénégal)

    - Peter Orth, Managing Partner, 4DX Ventures (USA, Africa)

    - Yazid Safir, Director, Proparco (Morocco)

    - Kenza Lahlou, Managing Partner, Outlierz Ventures

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kamran Elahian, serial entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & Philanthropist

    Founder, Global Innovation Catalyst

    (Silicon Valley | Middle East)

     

     

     

     

    - Shola Akinlade, founder and CEO Paystack (Nigeria)

     

    - Ismail Douiri, co-CEO Attijariwafa bank (Morocco)

    - Shola Akinlade , Paystack (Nigeria)

    - Bernie Akporiaye, Matontine (Senegal)

    - Rayah Ndagire, Jamii (Tanzania)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tarik Fadli, founder and CEO La Marocaine des E-services

     

     

     

    - Samir Abdelkrim

    Founder, StartupBrics | Author, Startup Lions

     

    - Aaron Fu, Managing Director, MEST (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya)

    - Mehdi Alaoui, LaFactory (Morocco)

    - Yan Kiwzera, Muti Capital (Rwanda)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Niama El Bassunie, CEO and co-founder, WaystoCap (Morocco)

     

     

    - Karim Senhaji, CEO of OCP Africa (Morocco)

     

    - Karim Senhaji, CEO of OCP Africa

    - Eli Pollak, Apollo Agriculture (Kenya)

    - Bowen Williams, Lori Systems (Kenya)

    - Niama El Bassunie, CEO and co-founder, WaystoCap (Morocco)

     

     

     

     

     

    DAY 2 - MARCH 23

    09:15 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9:30 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10:30 am

     

     

     

     

    11:00 am

     

     

     

     

    11:15 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    12:15 pm

     

     

     

     

    12:30 pm

     

    OPENING KEYNOTE:

    iTechpreneurship:

    Creating chaos to avoid chaos

     

     

     

    POLICY / GOVERNMENT TRACK

    Panel: Building the infrastructure for a sustainable VC and startup ecosystem

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Coffee break ------------------------

     

     

    SUCCESS STORY TALKS

    Chauffeur Privé: From 0 to Acquisition

     

     

    TRANSPORTATION TRACK

    Fireside chat : How to innovate in the Airline industry?

     

    Panel: Solving transportation challenges one startup at a time

     

    Moderator: Winston Reid, Director of Investments, Outlierz Ventures

     

     

    Closing remarks for Day 2

     

     

     

    Lunch cocktails ---------------------

     

    Kamran Elahian, serial entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & Philanthropist

    Founder, Global Innovation Catalyst

    (Silicon Valley | Middle East)

     

     

     

     

    - Kamran Elahian, Global Innovation Catalyst (MENA/Silicon Valley)

    - Hicham Serghini, Director CCG (Morocco)

    - Laila Slassi, Partner, Afrique Advisors (Morocco)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Omar Benmoussa, co-founder Chauffeur Privé (France)

     

     

     

    Othmane Bekkari, Director Client Dpt, Royal Air Maroc

     

    - Sanaa Tazi, VP Digital and Data Management, Royal Air Maroc

    - Adama Touré, Trip Afrique (West Africa)

    - Francis Yapobi, Airshop (Cote d'Ivoire)

    - Omar Benmoussa, Chauffeur Privé (France)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • PAST SPEAKERS

    Previous speakers in our past conferences include top Africa and MENA region VCs and angel investors, tech leaders,

    C-level executives, successful entrepreneurs and hot startups.

    Hasan Haider

    Maganing Partner

    500 Startups MENA fund

    Bahrain

    Aaron Fu

    Managing Director

    MEST Africa

    Ghana

    Sharif El-Badawi

    Managing Partner

    500 Startups MENA fund

    Silicon Valley

    Ismail Douri

    Co-CEO

    Attijariwafa Bank

    Morocco

    Chantalle Dumonceaux

    Co-founder

    WOMENA

    Dubai

    Larbi Belghiti

    Country Manager

    Jumia Morocco

    Previously Avito.ma

    Morocco

    Meryem Belqaziz

    Country Manager

    Uber

    Morocco

    Ali Bensouda

    Co-founder, Omniup

    Board Member,

    Outlierz Ventures

    Morocco

    Kenza Lahlou

    Managing Partner

    Outlierz Ventures

    Co-founder

    StartupYourLife

    Morocco

    Jerome Mouthon

    Founder and Chairman

    Buzzeff

    Morocco

    Kamal Reggad

    Founder and CEO

    MENA Click

    (Himzate, Hmall, Vayago)

    Morocco

    Zineb Drissi Kaitouni

    Founder and CEO

    Dabadoc

    Morocco

    Carlos Da Silva

    General Manager

    Founders Institute 

    Portugal

    Wempy Dycto kota

    Serial Entrepreneur

     Indonesia

    Mehdi Alaoui

    Founder and CEO

    LaFactory, Screendy

    Morocco

    Fatim Biaz

    Founder and CEO

    New Work Lab

    Morocco

  • Conference Venue

    Where is it happening?

    LaFactory, Casablanca

    The event will be held at LaFactory, Casablanca vibrant Tech Hub.

    Location: Technopark Casablanca, 8th floor.

    Google map link here.

  • TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THIS AMAZING COUNTRY ...

    IF YOU WANT TO ADD EXTRA DAYS AND ORGANIZE A TOUR, OUR TRAVEL PARTNERS CAN HELP YOU.

    COME VISIT MOROCCO!

  • ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS

    ORGANIZING COMMITEE

    NEW ECONOMY PARTNER

    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PARTNER

    TRACK PARTNERS

    INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER

    MEDIA PARTNERS

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