The objective of the Start-Up Africa Network Mixer hosted by Desiree Joule-Adam and Loise Wairimu of Start-Up Africa was to start a conversation; one that would afford the privilege of learning from Africa’s ecosystem builders, entrepreneurs, and job creators.
- There’s a vast amount of expertise, hidden potential, and social capital that exists within our ecosystem – each attendee being a walking; talking proof of the same!
- There’s an opportunity for disruptive partnerships and it all starts with Africa’s ecosystem builders, entrepreneurs, and job creators.
- Africa has what it takes to build and expand but there is a need to address the funding crisis and support within the space, which is crucial to growth and sustainability.
- Building a credible database of individuals and organizations ecosystem builders (this comes in handy to identify and understand the need so that the ecosystem can begin to make the right connections when the opportunities arise).