India Africa Entrepreneurship & Investent Summit

The India Africa Economic Forum in partnership with India Angels Network (IAN) and Africa Business Angels Network (ABAN) is organising an event 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 ecocystem that can not only benefit both providers and seekers of seed capital but also help expand into each other geographies.

16th - 18th August 2019

Day1 Hennessy Park Hotel, 65 Cybercity
Day2-3 Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis


  • DAY 1 – Friday 16th August 2019




    09:00PM – 03:00PM

    Angel Investing MasterClass

    David & Tomi Davies (ABAN and EmpreTec)

    Hotel Henessey Park

    03:00PM – 03:15PM

    Networking Break

    3:15PM - 3:30PM

    Registration for the Event

    Event Begins

    3:30PM - 4:15PM

    Plenary 1

    ·         Mauritius - The InterContinental Bridge

    ·         Opportunites, Challenges and Goals

    ·         Moderator: Sanjiv Bhasin

    ·         Francois Guibert : Economic Development Board

    ·         Tej Gujadhur - Gfin

    ·         Priscilla Balgobin - Dentons

    ·         Stephen Newton

    4:15PM - 5:00PM

    Plenary 2

    ·         Connecting the StartUp Ecosystem

    ·         Role of Networks

    ·         Moderator - Pradeep Gupta

    ·         Padmaja Ruparel - IAN

    ·         Tomi Davies - ABAN

    ·         Mahavir Sharma -TiE

    ·         Zach George - IAEF

    5:00PM - 5:45PM

    Plenary 3

    ·         Expanding Abroad - Role of Angels

    ·         Mentors & Incubators

    ·         Moderator - Atim Kabra

    ·         Vu Qabaka

    ·         Anirudh Damani

    ·         Eric Osikwana

    Official Opening

    5:45PM- 5:50PM

    Welcome Address by Satya Narayan R

    5:50PM -5:55PM

    Address by Padmaja Ruparel CEO - India Angels Network

    5:55PM -6:00PM

    Address by Tomi Davies President ABAN

    6:00PM - 6:20PM

    Entrepreneur as an Artist

    KeyNote Address by Derrick Ashong

    6:20PM - 6:45PM

    Address by Hon Pravin Jugnauth

    KeyNote Prime Minister of Mauritius

    7:00PM to 9:00PM

    Address by Networking Cocktails

    KeyNote Sponsored by Economic Development Board

  • DAY 1 – Friday 16th August 2019




    10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Crossing the Chasm: Converting Ideas into Products & Services

    Unpendra Giri / Vishwas Mahajan/Aroun Poligadu/Jayanth Murthy

    University of Mauritius

    Auditorium@ Core Ebene

    11:00 - 12:00

    Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs and High Performance Executives

    Leo Legaten

    University of Mauritius

    Auditorium@Core Ebene

    12:30PM - 1:30PM

    India - A Primer for African Entrepreneurs & Investors

    Anirudh Damani

    Rishabh Mehta

    Anirudh Agarwal

    University of Mauritius

    Auditorium@Core Ebene

    1:30PM - 2:30PM

    Africa - A Primer for Indian Entrepreneurs & Investors

    Janade De Plesis

    Kashira Naidoo

    Luke Warner

    University of Mauritius

    Auditorium@Core Ebene

DAY 2 – Saturday 17th August 2019




8:00AM - 9:00AM

Networking Breakfast with Min of IT and Innovation

Sponsored by ISON Group

Henessey Park Hotel

9:00AM - 10:00AM

CEO RoundTable Sponsored by SBM Bank

Address by PV Rao

Facilitating Cross Border Investments and Trade

Invited Banks and Financial Institutions

Moderated by Anurag Saxena

Mentoring & Pitch Session

CyberTower 1

10:00AM - 11:00AM

·         FinTech

·         Moderated by Michal Syzmanski

·         Craig McLeod

·         Cedric Jeannot

·         Rahul Jain

11:00AM - 12:00

·         HealthTech/EdTech/Impact/Gaming

·         Moderated by Rajnish Bhandari

·         Anuj Sharma

·         Vishal Sehgal

·         Luke Warner

12:00 - 1:00PM

·         Mobility/Ecommerce/CRM/Logistics

·         Moderated by Fabrice Boulle

·         Akshay Grover - ISON Group

Networking /Sight Seeing / Leisure

5:00PM - 6:00PM

·         StartUps that Succeed - Investment Secrets of Successful Investors

·         Anirudh Damani / Eric Osikwana/ Folabi Esan

6:00PM - 7:00PM

·         StartUps that Succeed - Execution Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

·         Luke Warner/Kashira Naidoo/Barkly Okra

7:00PM - 10:00PM

·         Cocktails and Gala Dinner - Fusion Music

DAY 3 – Sunday 18th August 2019




9:00AM - 10AM

Networking Breakfast with a Prominent VC/Expert

Hennessey Park Hotel

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Qua Vadis - India Africa - The Next Decade

High Commissioner of India to Mauritius

CEO - African Development Bank

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Vote of Thanks - Baljinder Sharma

The Event Attendance is FREE but by INVITATION only

Delegates pay for their Air Fare and Hotel Accommodation

Convener: Baljinder Sharma:

Event Chairs:

Mauritius : Sanjay Mungar:

India: Pradeep Gupta:

Africa: Vu Qabaka:

East Africa: Sandeep Khapre:

Pradeep Gupta ( India Chair) Vu Qabaka ( Africa Chair) Tabot Arreytambe ( Event Lead)
Padmaja Ruparel Zach Zachariah Baljinder Sharma
Satya Narayanan R .  Samir Khatri

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