The Next Global Frontier
Africa is a fascinating continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business and modernization is thrusting the continent from the world's margins to the global mainstream. There is tremendous promise in the dynamism and ingenuity of Africa's entrepreneurs. The region’s abundant world-class innovation and talent are increasingly being harnessed to improve lives and generate wealth.
There's always something new to learn about a continent that seems to be bustling with energy. Africa doesn't carry as much legacy as the developed countries, thus allowing fresh approaches to solve old problems with new technologies.
InnoPower is working to develop a stronger pipeline of awareness and access to Africa's talent and solutions, especially in Nigeria and West Africa regions. In many ways, we should stop thinking about how Africa can be more like us. Rather, we should think about how we can be more like Africa.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Entrepreneurship: providing African entrepreneurs with access to resources, training and finance
Connection: introducing US-based businesses and service providers to Africa's innovators
Advocacy: increasing the viability of Africa as a region for economic development partnerships
Afrigrants is an indigenous social enterprise that designs solutions, mobilizes resources and builds collaborations to respond to challenges in disadvantaged African communities. Afrigrants supports social development by stimulating innovation, enterprise development and access to finance.
The Funding Space is a learning, creative, and partnership development space. It brings together local and international experts in social entrepreneurship and fundraising, impact investors, venture capitalists, and financial institutions to facilitate sessions.