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Connecting North America Innovation Ecosystems with Africa

Where Start-ups meet VCs
Where VCs meet Funds of Funds

MARCH 18th - 20th, 2024

at Stanford University


Monday, March 18th, 2024 at Stanford


Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at Stanford - 9:30 - 10:30am


Africa business opportunities & challenges
How can YOU get involved

Introduction: Christelle (Mombo-Lutete) Mombo-Zigah

Moderator: Sally Nnamani


Sharat Raghavan

Okey Ukaga

Laurent Kaczmarek

Hoss Zaouali

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at Stanford - 10:30 - 11:00am

AI and its impacts on the Labor Market

Sharat Raghavan
Head of Economic Graph, Data Science at LinkedIn
Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at Stanford - 11:00 - 12:00pm

Google and YouTube in Africa

Okey Ukaga
Operations Manager, TV & Partner Engineering, YouTube

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at Stanford - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch at Stanford

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at Stanford - 1:30 - 2:30pm

Outsourcing in Africa is (and will be) an opportunity for your company

Laurent Kaczmarek, Director of Innovation at JFN University in Cameroun

Hoss Zaouali, Consultant at the African Development



LEAD participants, please register to Me2We to participate in this edition of VC-BootCamp.

Africa Edition

Reveal & Accelerate Innovation in Africa’s Ecosystem.

In this edition, we aim to reveal the true potential of African Innovation Ecosystems and introduce esteemed speakers to highlight Africa’s dynamic growth and guide the discovery of untapped entrepreneurial ventures across the continent.

$2.6 Billion in projected consumer and business spending by 2026

The True Size of Africa

‣ Africa is the world leader in Mobile Money.
‣ Manufacturing output will double by 2025.
‣ 122 million users of mobile financial services.
‣ Unmet demand creates huge opportunity to innovate and scale.
‣ 54 countries expected to create the world’s largest free trade area.
‣ Extraordinary Growth and Profitability, if you have the right strategy.

credit: Kai Krause

Special Guest


who have addressed the opportunities emerging from building bridges between global innovation ecosystems


where corporate executives, leaders, and investors can exchange on strategy, investments and talent attraction



for Start-Ups and Scale-Ups


to SKYDECK (Plug & Play Incubator),
Stanford University, and UC Berkeley


of over 300 executives from over 60 countries


Make valuable connections and meet peers and thought leaders in your industry and in all others touched by tech. Sergio Letelier, VP M&A at HP Enterprise said it best,
“VC-BootCamp does a superb job of building community through networking.”

Attracting Scale-ups

Meet Scale-up companies interested in expanding to Africa and looking for partners and investors.
Forbes said, “This event allows you to fully express your potential by gathering provocative LEADers, brilliance, and investment dollars.”


We live in uncertain times for tech and business. We're welcoming the people who are tackling the big challenges facing the industry today. Our executive experts from Stanford University and UC Berkeley will cover topics ranging from the MetaVerse to Smart Cities and Environmental Sustainability.

We will also focus on how to create and attract a scale-up ecosystem (as opposed to just start-ups)