Emeka Uzoigwe
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Emeka Uzoigwe

Mr . Emeka Uzoigwe is the acting Director, Strategy and Innovation at Afreximbank, a pan-African Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) with headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. He oversees Corporate strategy, Innovation and Digital platforms. He led the development of the current Corporate strategy, Innovation strategy and Digital Strategy for the organization to drive and sustain its mandate...

Sarobidy N. Rakotoarivo
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Sarobidy N. Rakotoarivo

Etant la Responsable du Departement Entrepreuneuriat de HABAKA et ayant frequenté le monde du tech depuis plus de 7ans, Sarobidy reste convaincue que si bien soutenue dans un environnement propice et dans un ecosysteme engagé, la communauté de startups constitue un levier parfait pour l’avenir economique, social, du Continent

Arjuna Costa
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Arjuna Costa

Arjuna Costa is a Managing Partner at Flourish Ventures.  He co-manages Flourish, with a primary focus on venture investing across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Before Flourish, Arjuna was a partner at Omidyar Network, where he built a global portfolio of early-stage, inclusive fintech companies. Before that, he invested equity and debt...

Judith Mwaya
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Judith Mwaya

Judith Mwaya is a Senior Tech Policy Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Her work at the institute revolves around the intersection of technology, public policy, and economic development. She has worked on delivering projects centering on Fostering Local Innovation in Africa, Data Governance Frameworks for Developing Economies, and Web 3 Applications...

Prudence Ngwenya Nonkululeko
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Prudence Ngwenya Nonkululeko

Ms. Prudence Ngwenya is the current Acting Director of the Women, Gender and Youth  Director and also the substantive Head of the Division of the Youth Development and  Engagement Division at the African Union Commission (AUC). Her main responsibilities include leading and providing strategic guidance on the AUC’s  mandate on Youth Development while providing strategic...

Nanko Madu
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Nanko Madu

Nanko Madu is a seasoned entrepreneur ecosystem builder with ~12 years’ progressive experience in managing programmes on economic development and entrepreneurship on the African continent. She is the Director of Programmes at AfriLabs, where she leads the design and implementation of the organization’s programmes targeted at strengthening the capacities of technology and innovation hubs, innovators,...

David James Saunders
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David James Saunders

David is Briter’s Director of Strategy and Growth. Since joining Briter he has managed a multi-country research and ecosystem project to develop investment guides for the startup ecosystem across 9 countries in Africa. In addition, he led the research and production of an investment and innovation report on North Africa. Previous to Briter, he spent...

Mayssa Mrabet
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Mayssa Mrabet

Mayssa is the Chief Incubation Officer at Afkar, holding an Executive MBA from the SMU – South Mediterranean University. Since 2019, she has managed two incubation programs for Tunisian entrepreneurs living in Tunisia and within the Diaspora which helped training 264 innovators and launching 131 Startups. These programs also offered funding opportunities for 84 projects....

Ahmed Bastawy
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Ahmed Bastawy

Ahmed Bastawy currently runs ICEALEX Innovation Consultancy Hub that supports the Growing Businesses and Startups ecosystem in the region. He also launched Startups of Alex as the 1st Business Incubator in Alexandria, with an impact-driven lens. Bastawy has contributed to founding and being the International Business Development Manager at IceHubs Global CIC (a UK based...