AFA 2020: Virtual boardrooms, welcome to the future of doing business



The 8th Angel Fair Africa (AFA) will be held on 5th November 2020 in which the selected Africa tech ventures will pitch before a room of female and male investors.

The event gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to a host of investors from various sectors of the economy. This year’s AFA will be held virtually and it is only rightly so since the event is themed “The bold new normal in the new normal” doing deals in a virtual environment.

Having already amassed and distributed capital in the excess of USD 23 million in just 7 years since its inception in 2013, Angel Fair Africa has quickly gained popularity. The shortlisted finalists have been selected from various leading partners such as Google, Impact Hub Dakar, CTIC Dakar, MEST Africa, StartupBootcamp Africa, Viable, Adei Institute and iHub.

With emphasis on gender balance in its representation of pitching entrepreneurs, the event is the brainchild of Chanzo Capital, an investment firm that invests both capital, capacity and community in startups and scaleups.

Commenting in a media document released recently, Ian Ziddah, a Partner at Chanzo Capital, said “the gender parity in our cohort is a testament to the exceptional rigor of our partners and the commitment to ensure fair representation of the best in class early stage ventures across the African continent who have exhibited resilience during the pandemic.”

“The sessions would run weekly with three segments theory, practical and assignments delivered by outstanding mentors and partners who have expertise and experience in the areas to be covered,” detailed Hafi Barry, the country lead for this year’s AFA.

The training sessions are meant to sharpen the entrepreneurs’ skills and make them investor ready.

The 8th AFA Female Investors and Entrepreneurs Panel




Giza Mdoe is an experienced journalist with 10 plus years. He's been a Creative Director on various brand awareness campaigns and a former Copy Editor for some of Tanzania's leading newspapers. He's a graduate with a BA in Journalism from the University of San Jose.

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