ABOUT AFRINECTION

Afrinection brings Africa's most innovative start-ups, businesses and social enterprises together in the same room, allowing them to engage with one another, collaborate, find skills and human talent, and showcase their ventures to investors in Africa and beyond. Besides that and showcasing our members on our blog page, our goal is to inform you about the latest trends, start-up competitions, and investment events in Africa and beyond, supply you with tips on how to start and grow your businesses and how to attract investment, as well as a jobs page to hire talent helping to grow your company.

VISION

Our vision is an Africa in which innovators, start-ups, change-makers and disrupters - large and small - can thrive and take the notion of entrepreneurship to the next level. We want to be part of that process by showcasing Africa's top start-ups, social enterprises and innovators to the rest of the world and help them access relevant information about how to scale their business and find funding.

MISSION

Our mission is to gather all of Africa's start-ups, disrupters, social entrepreneurs and innovators under one roof. Our mission is to serve as their go-to resource to find crucial entrepreneurship tips, partners to collaborate with, and investment.whilst showcasing their ventures to the rest of the world, garnering much-needed global exposure and publicity.

Key Features

Fostering Connections

Our starting point is connecting Africa's start-ups, innovators, social enterprises, tech disrupters, and change makers to one another and the rest of the world, including potential business partners, employees and the investment community.

Exposure & Visibility

Through our blog, social media, Advertising Partners page, and other activities Afrinection is raising the profiles of Africa's cream of the crop in terms of innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups - garnering global interest, exposure and visibility for your brand or service is a key benefit.

Stories & Insights

Through our blog, social media content and newsletter we provide our members with access to interviews, business tips, information on start-up and entrepreneurship competitions, investment battles and inspiring stories that will brighten their entrepreneurial fire.

Team

Yves-Serge Samba

Influencer (DRC)

Yves is marketing marketing guru from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who is helping businesses in Africa find angel investors and other funders. He has worked with and guided countless businesses people willing to invest across the African continent. Yves is specialised in guiding investors in investing in social enterprises that have solid returns on investment and make an impact on the ground. These include FairPhone, the world's first conflict-mineral free smart phone.

Benjamin Goales

Influencer (Reunion Island)

Benjamin is a French entrepreneur living on Reunion Island. He is a certified coach, business consultant and trainer who is using his personal and professional experiences to assist individuals and teams to grow, achieve their goals, and develop further. Besides that, he helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa in their business endeavours. Social media is his forte. In his spare time, Benjamin kite surfs, travels and does triathlons.

Steve Essama

Advisor

As the CFO and Vice President of corporate development and strategic partnerships at Virtual Network Cyber Systems, Steve Essama has extensive experience in venture capital investment, deal syndication, and debt capital. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small and medium size enterprises. In the past, Steve held relationship management positions at the Bank of America and Citigroup; focusing on relationship banking for high net worth households.