MIT Africa Innovate Conference | Made in Africa

The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club is proud to announce the 9th Annual MIT Africa Innovate Conference! The MIT Africa Innovate Conference will be held on April 14, 2019 at the Samberg Conference Center. This year’s conference theme is “Made in Africa”. Through a series of panels, workshops, and keynote addresses, we aim to celebrate endeavors, innovations, and breakthroughs with an impact on the continent and beyond. As one of the largest Africa-centric conferences held outside of Africa, our conversations will focus on unpacking the best practices and strategies needed to accelerate the scaling of impactful enterprises and innovations on the continent across sectors. Over the last two years, we have welcomed illustrious speakers such as her Excellency President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius; Mostafa Terrab, CEO of OCP; Sara Menker, Founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence; and Ismail Ahmed, Founder and CEO of WorldRemit. This year, we will have three keynote speakers, six panels, three workshops, and a Solveathon. The conference will also include an Innovation Expo & Networking Reception for attendees to see what’s going on at MIT and to network with our guests. PANELS: AgTech & Food Security | Growing Local, Exporting Global Fintech | Financial Innovations for Inclusive Growth Manufacturing | Made in Africa for the World Energy & Natural Resources | Backbone for Empowering Sustainable Business Growth and Achieving Climate Action Goals Human Capital | Building a World-Class Talent Pipeline Entrepreneurship | Beyond the Startup, Building an Ecosystem for Scale Panelists include: Olugbenga Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave; Karan Kapoor, Founder and CEO of Snow International Trading Group; Matthias Papet, Founder and CEO of CoinAfrique; and Benjamin Fernandes, Founder and CEO of Nala. REGISTER TODAY! Group discounts are available – email us at ​​ More information can be found on We look forward to seeing you there!

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