African Entrepreneurship Programme
The African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) is a new initiative of the Global African Investment Summit.
The AEP will support African entrepreneurs and young African
businesses seeking expansion capital to realize their investment objectives by giving them the opportunity to present and connect with financial stakeholders.
The AEP is supported by His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG, Aliko Dangote (Africa’s most successful entrepreneur) and former Nigerian President H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo.
The AEP will provide ongoing support for young businesses and entrepreneurs selected by the Programme. The top three most talented entrepreneurs will present their business proposals to investors at the London Global African Investment Summit in December.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG
Duke of YorkHis Royal Highness’s commitment to entrepreneurship and enterprise development through his Pitch@Palace will provide support to the programme and will aim to strengthen ties with Africa.
Mr Aliko Dangote, Founder, Dangote Group
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“For me, success is widely based on opportunity, determination and application. Africa has determination and application in abundance yet its private sector is sometimes hindered by opportunity. This entrepreneurship programme is a platform of opportunity, a window to global markets, access to finance and true international partners who can support the African private sector growth story.” Aliko Dangote
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President
“Africa is a continent of growth and home to the world’s youngest population. We are very pleased to support Africa’s growth and develop its workforce through the AEP.” Olusegun Obasanjo
Stream 1 – Interactive Project Roundtables
Transact on bankable projects across Africa
Interactive Project Roundtables will present over 100 public and private sector bankable project owners from 18 African countries, seeking finance and advisory solutions.
Confirmed project owners include:
• Bugasera Highway (Rwanda)
• Eldoret Oil Pipeline (Uganda-Rwanda)
• Kigali Railway (Nairobi)
• Ogaal Telecom (Republic of Somalia)
• 3,000 affordable homes (Republic of Chad)
Submit your projects today or contact us for a list of featured projects
Steam 2 – Case Studies
Practical case studies from multiple industry sectors
New to the Summit and based on demand from previous attendees, a case study stream has been introduced to the programme to showcase real-life examples of project implementation across various asset classes.
This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from end investors, private equity firms, asset managers, bankers, technology transfer providers and professional services firms about their investment experience on the Continent, as well as the challenges and opportunities of project financing.
The invitation only, in-depth and interactive case study sessions will cover a variety of topics, countries and sectors including:
• Financial services
• Oil & Gas
• Real Estate
Find out about presenting a case study.
Stream 3 – Deal Making Rooms
Interactive deal-making private sessions
Enjoy a unique opportunity to network, build strategic business partnerships and transact with private and public sector companies, government and end investors.