Open Collaboration for African Techies
Since the CPS Congress in July, ActivSpaces has been working hard to establish a venture capital mechanism for projects in the local tech community and beyond. A VC4Africa blog identified lack of access to venture capital as the biggest challenge facing innovative entrepreneurs on the continent.
However, we’ve also seen there are quite a few good reasons to consider investing in Africa, perhaps topping that list the fact that Africa is the world’s third-fastest growing region. In the past few weeks, ActivSpaces has been discussing with representatives from one of Europe’s largest media corporations — the topic: Internet and mobile investments in Africa and Cameroon. We are pleased to introduce you to Ringier AG.
Ringier, founded in 1833, is the leading media house in Switzerland with headquarters in Zurich. It has strongholds in print, broadcast, radio, online and mobile media with annual income of approximately 1.5 billion Swiss francs. Ringier’s vision for Africa in 2012 is two-fold: to invest in leading multimedia platforms and to work with young leaders and provide them with the technology, know-how and money to develop some of their platforms locally.
Talk With the Investors
On Tuesday 25th October from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, ActivSpaces and big players in the local tech community will be syncing up with Dariu Trueb, representative of Ringier Africa, for a discussion on business opportunities with Ringier in the near future. We’d like to invite all the techies and other interested individuals to join us at ActivSpaces for these talks. It will be a good networking experience and the rare chance to visualize business from the perspective of a venture capitalist and finding the answers you can’t read about on the web. Plus, Dariu has a bonus he’s eager to discuss…
Dariu is serious about seeing business development take off in Africa and will be presenting Kitendo Capital and outlining impact investments and aspirations for Cameroonian entrepreneurs to gain insight from. We look forward to seeing you there.
When: Tuesday, 25th October | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: ActivSpaces Buea
Guest Speaker: Dariu Trueb, Business Development Manager & Representative, Ringier Africa
Activity: Dariu Trueb will be presenting Ringier Africa & Kitendo Capital followed by a Q&A Session with the audience. So bring the questions you want answered and let’s build.
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