Doing Business in Africa: The Startup Economy

May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm America/New York Timezone
Tower Place 200 | GSU Buckhead Center
3348 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Cost: Members $10 | Nonmembers $20
Jason Smith Program Coordinator, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
(404) 413-7087

Registration and Networking Reception: 6:00PM
Program: 6:45PM-8:15PM


  • Chinesom Ejiasa, director of investments, Africa Integras
  • DeShawn Jenkins, programs and operations manager, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Erastus Mong’are, founder and executive director, StartUpAfrica

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Cedric Suzman, former executive vice president and director of programming, World Affairs Council of Atlanta

With Opening Remarks by:

  • Consul General Kayode Laro, Consulate General of Nigeria in Atlanta

Despite the tough political and economic climate, entrepreneurs in countries all over Africa are starting businesses. This burst of start-ups is an innovative way of solving pressing local market problems with the incredible potential of generating revenue and social impact. The panel discussion will provide the audience with a more holistic understanding of the business environment of such a diverse continent by showcasing some start-ups and offering insights of how to invest in Africa businesses.

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