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African entrepreneurs convene in Silicon Valley

Jan 24, 2018

 

This weekend African entrepreneurs and innovators are converging in Mountain View to talk business.

They’re here for the African Diaspora Investment Symposium — where they partner with Silicon Valley companies to invest in projects that impact Africa. It’s organized by the African Diaspora Network. Founder Almaz Negash says that despite the current anti-immigrant, anti-Africa political climate, Africans are cutting deals, building businesses, and growing economies.

 

 

"What we wanted to do was bring the Africans and friends of Africa together — one to co-create possibilities, to make relationships, to create partnernships — but also to tell the story of Africa through Africans."

The 3rd annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium is this weekend at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.