Inaugural edition of Francophone Africa Investor Summit set for Bamako, Mali




The inaugural Francophone Africa Investor Summit (FAIS) will take place in Bamako, Mali from March 28 to 29, 2019, and will bring together the community of francophone investors in early growth on the continent, to exchange best practices and experiences acquired on the continent.

FAIS is an event organised by Suguba, a regional platform focusing on enterprise development for “missing middle” entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs led by youth and women. Suguba’s main objectives are to build robust entrepreneurial ecosystems in Francophone Africa and to foster regional integration in the region.

FAIS will be held on the sidelines of the Afrique Excelle accelerator programme, an initiative by the World Bank, the Tubaniso Agribusiness and Innovation Center, the Italian Cooperation Agency for development, VC4A, Suguba, and Sahel Innov.

FAIS will feature content on early-stage investment, entrepreneurship and profile the most disruptive technology start-ups in Francophone Africa.

  • Engage directly with corporates and ecosystem partners
  • Connect with Government institutions and Policy Makers from West Africa
  • Meet the top 20 Excelle Afrique technology startups
  • Join 50 leading venture capital firms and institutional investors




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