The African Diaspora Network welcomes you to our fourth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS2019). Entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and public and private sector leaders are invited to join us for this catalytic convening that seeks to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. From January 24 to 26, cross-sector changemakers will gather at the Computer History Museum located in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world. ADIS2019 aims to inform, engage, and inspire participants to be agents of change and active contributors to Africa’s development.
Our 2019 theme “Amplifying Abundance in Africa: Human Capital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Investment” explores intersecting ecosystems of infrastructure and economy in Africa. Follow the footsteps of entrepreneurs who have walked the path of pursuing investments and opportunities in Africa and learn from the stories and strategies of our growing community.
Read full welcome note from Almaz Negash,
Founder & Executive Director, African Diaspora Network
The Symposium Ecosystems
January 24 - 26, 2019
The African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2019 (ADIS2019) is the fourth annual global convening of leaders, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs that seeks to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. Located in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world, the conference aims to inform, engage, and inspire participants to be agents of change and active contributors to Africa’s development.
Following the footsteps of entrepreneurs who have walked the path of pursuing investments and opportunities in Africa, the 2019 symposium offers two days focused on the Investment Ecosystem and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem. How do you start? What resources do you need to open a social impact business? What resources are available in Africa, or elsewhere? Walk through the journey of seasoned professionals who share their strategies and stories.
About ADIS 2019
Why attend ADIS 2019?
The 2019 symposium provides an intimate, cross-sector environment for entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, academics, and corporate and non-profit leaders. Our success stems from leveraging experts from these distinct channels to reach and engage stakeholders in the Diaspora who seek to shape Africa’s narrative through the lenses of innovation and entrepreneurship. As a catalyst for community-driven change, ADIS welcomes:
Entrepreneurs who strive to launch or grow their business in Africa. The symposium offers tangible takeaways, a connected network, and tools about how to kickoff and grow their venture.
Investors who seek to participate in Africa’s economic boom. The symposium showcases Diaspora-led and Africa-focused investment opportunities and channels with the promise of significant social and financial returns.
ADIS 2019 Location
COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
1401 N. SHORELINE BLVD.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
(650) 810-1010 MAIN
(650) 810-1055 FAX
ADIS2019 guests traveling by plane can arrive at San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport.
Hotel Avante - Official ADIS19 Hotel
The surrounding area offer a number of hotels; though we encourage you to book your hotel with Avante. They have given us a generous discount ($129-$140/night) for rooms booked from Jan 24-26.
860 E. El Camino Mountain View, CA 94040
Tel: 650-940-1000 | Fax: 650-968-7870 | Toll free: 800-538-1600 (4.3 miles from the Museum)
Thursday: $140 plus Taxes
Friday & Saturday: $129 plus Taxes
Please use this link and follow the below steps. If you have any questions, please contact the hotel directly.
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**Rates include complimentary full breakfast, WIFI & parking.
**TRANSPORTATION: use UBER – LYFT
Sites to See
Explore Silicon Valley
Explore the heart of Silicon Valley and embark upon an evening of sightseeing with fellow ADIS participants. Tour the local area, enjoy dinner at the restaurants along Castro Street in Mountain View, or take public transportation to go sightseeing in neighboring cities like San Francisco or San Jose. Visit https://www.visitsfbayarea.com/index.php?q=Attractions/san-francisco-bay-area for more information.
Please contact, Info@africandiasporanetwork.org
African Diaspora Investment Symposium
2016-2018 by the Numbers
Each day you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand the journey of inspiring and engaging Africans and friends of Africans whose work positively impacts the lives of people on the Continent. Our speakers seek to motivate, uplift, and educate our audience with stories, challenges, and strategies from their own paths in investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation in Africa. Leave inspired to take action and energized to collaborate with colleagues throughout the symposium.
Master of Ceremonies
Conversation with Jed Emerson: Author of The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2019 Context Setter
African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2019 | January 24 Speakers
Moderators and Speakers
Agnieska Winkler and Art Lund
Twum Djin, Goodwater Capital
Joshua Ghaim, PhD, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies
Abbey Omokhodion, Intel
Theresa Samuel Boko
Charlie Adams, Wells Fargo Advisors
David Wilde, HP
William H. Cilker Family Foundation