16 August 2019

SBM Presents

India Africa

Entrepreneurship & Investment Summit


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India Africa Entrepreneurship Forum

The India Africa Entrepreneurship Forum in partnership with State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) is organizing a three day India Africa Entrepreneurship & Investment Summit in Mauritius, supported by the Economic Development board of Mauritius.

The Summit will witness some of the pre-eminent entrepreneurs and angel investors discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing in Africa with a view to create a sustainable ecosystem that can not only benefit both providers and seekers of seed capital but also helps expand into each other geographies.


August 2019 Mauritius



The Event Attendance is FREE but by INVITATION only

Delegates pay for their Air Fare and Hotel Accommodation


Convener: Baljinder Sharma: baljinder@frontlinestrategy.com

Event Chairs:

India: Pradeep Gupta: pradeepg@cybermedia.co.in

Africa: Vu Qabaka: vq@hybrgroup.net

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Event Information






16th - 17th August 2019




Event Schedule

DAY 1 – Friday 16th August 2019




09:00AM – 03:00PM

Angel Investing MasterClass

Organised by EmpreTec

David van Dijk & Tomi Davies (ABAN and EmpreTec)

Hotel Hennessy Park

3:15PM - 3:25PM

Event Registration

3:25PM - 3:30PM

Opening Remarks by Rajiv Servansingh CEO MindAfrica Group

3:30PM - 4:15PM


         Mauritius- The InterContinental Bridge:                           Challenges and Goals

         Moderator: Tej Gujadhur (Co Founder GFin)

         Ken Poonoosamy - (Dy CEO Economic Development          Board)

         Parikshat Tulsidas (Senior Executive - Treasury &          Markets AfrAsia Bank)

         Priscilla Balgobin (Senior Partner, Dentons Mauritius)

         Mahen Govinda (Regional Head- AMEA Ocorian                    Corporate Services)

4:15PM - 5:00PM


         Connecting the StartUp Ecosystem - Role of Networks

         Moderator - Pradeep Gupta (Chairman Cyber Media          [India] Ltd)

         Padmaja Ruparel (CEO Indian Angels Network)

         Tomi Davies (President, African Business Angel                   Network)

         Mahavir Sharma (Serial Entrepreneur TiE Global Board)

         Akshay Grover (CIO ISON Group)

         Janade Du Plessis (Founder Abrazo Capital)

5:00PM - 5:45PM

(Plenary 3)

         Expanding Abroad - Role of Angels Mentors &          Incubators

         Moderator - Atim Kabra (Founder Frontline Strategy          Funds)

         Stephen Newton (CEO biNu)

         Jonathan Mazumdar (Strategic Advisor, Tony Blair                 Institute)

         Anirudh Damani (Managing Partner, Artha Venture          Fund)

         Eric Osiakwan (Managing Partner Chanzo Capital)

         Zach George (Founder Bootcamp Africa)

05.50PM – 06:00PM

Networking Break

06:00PM- 06:05PM

Welcome Address by Satya Narayanan R
Founder, CL Educate

6:05PM - 6:25PM

Key Note Address by Hon Sudhir Dharmendra Sesungkur - Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance

6:25PM - 6:35PM

Address by: Mr Tanmaya Lal High Commissioner of India

6:35PM - 6:55PM

Entrepreneur as an Artist, Talk by Derrick Ashong (CEO Amp.it)

7:00PM to 9:00PM

 Networking Cocktails

DAY 1 – Friday 16th August 2019




10:00AM - 11:00AM

Crossing The Chasm: Converting Ideas into Products & services.

Upendra Giri (Founder & Trustee PMI, North India Chapter)

Vishawas Mahajan (Co- founder & CEO of Compulink System Ltd)

The Core Building Ebene @ Auditorium of University of Mauritius

11:00AM - 12:00PM

The Psychology of Persuasion - a necessary skill for all entrepreneurs.

Leon Lategan (Founder The Lions Den)

The Core Building Ebene @ Auditorium of University of Mauritius

12:30PM - 1:30PM

India - A primer for African Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Rishabh Mehta (Serial Entrepreneur)

Padmaja Ruparel (Co -founder and CEO Indian Angel Network)

Satya Narayan (CEO CL Educate)

Rajneesh Bhandari (CEO Neuroequilibrium)

The Core Building Ebene @ Auditorium of University of Mauritius

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Africa - A primer for Indian Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Zach George

Stephen Newton (CEO biNu)

Barclay Okari (CEO FinAccess Kenya)

Rahul Jain (Co-founder and CEO Peach Payments)

The Core Building Ebene @ Auditorium of University of Mauritius

DAY 2 – Saturday 17th August 2019




8:00AM - 9:00AM

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by ISON Group

Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene

9:00AM - 10:00AM

CEO RoundTable (Facilitating Cross Border Investments and Trade) -

Keynote by PV Rao (CEO SBM Bank[Mauritius] Ltd)

Moderated by Anurag Saxena (Board Advisor & Investment Banker, Ex Barclays)

Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene

10:00 AM

Entrepreneur as an Artist, Talk by Derrick Ashong (CEO Amp.it) @ Cyber Tower 1 Ebene

CyberTower 1, Ebene
Track 1


Fintech Panel Discussion. Speakers

Michal Szymanski (CEO of MAFH)

Faraz Rojid (Head of Financial Services at EDB)

Cédric Jeannot (Co Founder BE Financial)

Rahul Jain (Co-founder and CEO Peach Payments)

Alexandre N'Djore (Founder and CEO Digitech group Africa)

CyberTower 1, Ebene
Track 1

11:15 AM

Innotech Panel Discussion

Vuyisa Qabaka (Partner HYBR Group)

Anuj Sharma (CEO SportsWizz)

Vishal Sehgal (CEO NischayCorp)

Rajneesh Bhandari (CEO Neuroequilibrium)

CyberTower 1, Ebene
Track 1

12:00 PM

Break - Please note no refreshments will be served

12:15 PM

Startups that succeed - Investment secrets of successful investors

Anirudh Damani (Founder - Artha Ventures)

Eric Osiakwan (Managing Partner Chanzo Capital , Author)

Folabi Esan (Partner, Adlevo Capita)

CyberTower 1, Ebene
Track 1

01:00 PM

Startups that Succeed - Execution Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs.

Luke Warner (Co- founder and CEO Intergreatme)

Abdul Aziz Omar ( CEO of MPost)

Carl Jordan (Director biNu)

CyberTower 1, Ebene
Track 1

01:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Startups and investors networking session (Invitation only)

Track 2

05:30PM - 6:00PM

TiE Africa Chapter Presentation :AJ Patel (Founder TiE Global)

06:00PM - 7:00PM

         Fireside chat with prominent Entrepreneur / Investor

7:00PM - 10:00PM

         Cocktail and Gala Dinner - Fusion Music