Start-up Europe Comes to Africa Launch Event

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The European Commission

Avenue de Beaulieu 25

Room 0/S1

B-1160 Brussels

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The exclusive launch event of Start-up Europe Comes to Africa (SEC2A) will take place on November 6 at the European Commision, Brussels.

SEC2A aims to connect Africa and Europe - through digital trade and not aid - by bringing together heads of state, entrepreneurs, business leaders and celebrities from both continents

SEC2A will culminate in the 5th EU-Africa Summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Fifty entrepreneurs from the EU and fifty African entrepreneurs will be selected to take part and awarded return flights and accommodation to exhibit at the SEC2A Grand Finale, covered by the European Commission and timed to coincide with the Summit, which is a coming-together of senior African and EU political leaders.

Open to start-ups across all of the EU and Africa, SEC2A will truly be a celebration of the best entrepreneurial talent that our diverse continents have to offer and a powerful opportunity to gain exposure at the highest levels.

Every long journey requires a first step, and this launch event is where it all begins.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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11:00 – 11:30 Arrival & Registration

11:30 – 11:45 Welcome from European Commission

11:45 – 12:00 Welcome from African Leader

12:00 – 12:30 Welcome from Start-up Europe, European Commission
Isidro Laso, Head of Startup Europe - European Commission

12:30 – 12:45 Introduction to Digital4Development Policy for Africa
David Ringrose, Head of Unit Policy Outreach & International Affairs DG CNECT

12:45 – 13:20 Introduction to Start-up Europe Comes to Africa
Gary Stewart, Director, Wayra UK & Telefonica Open Future_ (UK)

13:20 – 13:30 Introduction to Start-up Europe Comes to Africa
Emma Fau, Founder EUcapital SPRL

13:30 – 14:30 Networking lunch

14:30 – 14:55 Panel discussion: Africa - Believe the Hype

14:55 – 15:20 Panel discussion: Is Now the Time to Invest in Africa?

15:20 – 16:10 Start-up Pitches

16:10 – 16:15 Closing Remarks

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The European Commission

Avenue de Beaulieu 25

Room 0/S1

B-1160 Brussels

Belgium

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