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Dr William Mapham
Dr William Mapham Vula Mobile  Dr William Mapham's passion is improving healthcare in the public sector. A previous vice-chair of the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa and now an ophthalmologist he has experienced the challenges faced by both medical officers and specialists in trying to improve healthcare in underserved areas. In 2014 he launched...
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Aaron Fu
Aaron Fu MD MEST Aaron Fu is an early stage investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor to both startups as they scale and corporates as they transform to gain agility for disruptive innovation. Over the last 5 years he has specifically focussed on innovation in Africa, working with global brands and entrepreneurs across diverse industries, from...
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Bosun Tijani
Bosun Tijani Founder and Chief Executive, CCHub Bosun Tijani is the founder and Chief Executive of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB). He is an innovation expert who has invested the last 15 years evangelising an industry-wide shift to technology innovation, which has helped position start-ups as the anchor of the tech ecosystem in Nigeria. Prior to...
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Onyeka Akumah
Onyeka Akumah CEO & Founder Farmcrowdy Onyeka Akumah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy leading a team of 40 innovative Nigerians to establish Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform which has so far impacted the lives of over 7,000 small-scale farmers across 10 states in Nigeria in less than 2 years since launching...
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Yele Bademosi
Yele Bademosi Founder & Managing Partner of Microtraction Yele Bademosi is the Founder & Managing Partner of Microtraction -- an angel fund based out of Lagos, Nigeria. We invest in Africa’s most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stages of their venture and help them build legendary companies. Microtraction launched in July 2017...
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Abake Adenle
Abake Adenle CEO & Founder of AJA.LA Studios Abake Adenle is CEO and Founder of AJA.LA Studios, a London-based startup working on speech and NLU applications for under-resourced languages.  She holds a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, and, prior to founding AJA.LA Studios, was Vice President quant derivatives strategist at Morgan Stanley, where she...
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Dr Adriana Marais
Dr Adriana Marais Head of Innovation SAP Africa Dr Adriana Marais, theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extraterrestrial, believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Developments in science and technology are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our...
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Brian Mwiti
Brian Mwiti Founder & CEO of Hope Tech Plus Brian Mwenda is the Founder & CEO of Hope Tech Plus Limited. He is passionate about the inclusivity of disadvantaged groups into societies especially the disabled. He believes a healthy society accepts and appreciates the input of everyone regardless of their physical challenges. He is working...
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Kola Aina
Kola Aina Founder & CEO Ventures Platform Kola Aina, is an entrepreneur, creative, and angel investor. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ventures Platform, a seed stage fund and accelerator. Ventures Platform is an Africa focused fund that operates a leading startup accelerator, which offers a 16-week program, providing advisory, mentorship, back...
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Emilian Popa
Emilian Popa Principal / Digital Growth Africa - DiGAME Emilian is an investment professional with DiGAME (Digital Growth Africa), an Africa focused subsidiary of Zouk Capital. DiGAME makes growth‑stage equity investments in companies with proven digital strategies and visibility on revenues. Emilian has over 9 years of successful launching, fund raising, growing, exiting more than 20 technology ventures in Africa,...
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