MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference 2017


Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 8, 2017 (All day)


MIT Media Lab Building
How can innovative and promising ideas take root and transform into sustainable and impactful businesses in Africa? This is the central question of the 2017 Africa Innovate Conference. This year’s panels will follow the African entrepreneurship process: starting with an exploration of the origins of sound business ideas to an in-depth discussion of the launching and eventually scaling or failing of African businesses. Along the way, we will investigate the conditions necessary for success as well as financing mechanisms available on the continent. We hope that participants will ultimately be inspired to take their own ideas and those that would have surfaced during the day through to impact in all corners of Africa.