Africa’s innovation revolution

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Bringing the brightest minds together

Five of the 10 countries with the highest number of start-ups in the entire world are in Africa, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.

With the fastest growing population on earth, Africa represents the highest human capital potential globally and reports released by institutions such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum and Deloitte underscore innovation as a critical factor for economic development.

From an investor perspective, we need to see more good stories coming out of Africa.

Endre Skolt
Founder and owner
Change Com AS

Prestigious universities across the continent produce large numbers of graduates every year but without enough opportunities to realise their dreams and fulfil their potential, what does the future hold for these bright young minds?

Could bringing together those who need the opportunities and those who hold those opportunities be part of the answer and can we promote economic growth and job creation, and meet the challenges of African communities, and even the wider global community, by connecting investors to innovators? 

African Innovation Week, Photo: Thought Leader Global Media
African Innovation Week, Photo: Thought Leader Global Media

What is needed to realise the full potential and dreams of Africa’s brightest minds, bringing with it the solutions to it’s most pressing challenges?  To find out, we took a journey to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the first African Innovation Week.

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