TANCon 2012 is the world’s only conference to focus on Africa’s technological and entrepreneurial potential, and will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 2012, at the Hilton Hotel, San Jose, California.
Some of the keynote speakers include leading African and U.S. investment experts, entrepreneurs, global innovators and policymakers. Speakers include Paul Rice, president and CEO of Fair Trade USA; Teresa Clarke, former managing director of Goldman Sachs and now chairman and founder of Africa.com, and Kofi Dadzie, managing director, Rancard Solutions, Ghana.
Panel speakers include Nozomi Mizuno Witherspoon of the World Bank Group Private Sector Development Unit; Arjuna Costa, portfolio director at Omidyar Network; Niall O’Cathasaigh, partner, Manocap Private Equity Company, based in Sierra Leone; biotech entrepreneur Daniel Laser, CEO of Wave 80 Biosciences; Fred Jordan of African Opportunity Fund and chairman of FE Jordan and Associates; Bridgette Sexton, manager of the Google Global Entrepreneurship group; social entrepreneur Chid Liberty of Liberty and Justice, Liberia; Teresa Cox of the USA Department of Trade and Commerce; Myles Stevens of Stevens and Associates, and host of others.
There will be several panel discussions, including an “Investment Policy in Africa” panel, where information, experiences & opportunities will be shared with attendees.
WHY ATTEND TANCon 2012?
- To listen to fortune 500 industry-leaders share their personal experiences
- To network and interacting with panelist from the entrepreneurial ecosystem – Venture Capitalists, Lawyers, Investment Bankers etc
- To learn the Dos and Don’ts of startups from serial entrepreneurs
- To participate in thought provoking life lessons from business veterans
- To understand the intricacies of venture financing
- To take a peek at upcoming technological breakthroughs
- To learn more about one of the fastest growing emerging market – Africa
- To network, network, network.
WHAT IS TANCon USA 2012?
TANCon is a conference hosted by The African Network (TAN) and is the world’s sole event of its kind for entrepreneurs of African descent. The target audience includes entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 business leaders, government policy makers, venture capitalists, investment bankers, community leaders and other entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations. Our theme this year is “Africa: Seizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities”
WHO WILL ATTEND TANCon USA 2012?
TANCon 2012 provides the necessary toolbox that spans the entrepreneurial lifecycle from idea conception to a liquidity event.
For the ENTREPRENEUR, who just had a flash of a billion dollar idea
For FUNDED, EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS working to stretch each dollar
For the ENTIRE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
TANCon caters to a global audience, with representatives from top technology companies, leading venture capitalist firms, service providers, and professional service firms. Attendees span the spectrum from experienced CEOs to first-time entrepreneurs, financial market experts, government policy makers, and respected personalities from academia.
For more information on how you can register for this event, please go to www.tanconf.org.