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ScaleUp Africa Unlocks Black-Owned Venture Potential with Business Festival IGNITE

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On August 6th, women-led B2B Enterprise Development Agency, ScaleUp Africa, will virtually host its inaugural Pan-African Business Festival coined IGNITE. The digital experience is set to provide practical resources for entrepreneurs of African descent, globally. The festival is poised to nurture closer business ties and development opportunities for youth and women-led businesses in Africa and across the global stage. The event will be streamed live by strategic media partner, Multimedia Group. 

ScaleUp Africa will connect entrepreneurs to the education, content, networks and organizational partners needed to scale their solutions. The festival will consist of a series of conversations and action-oriented workshops from leading global and African facilitators, professionals, donors and investors. The event has attracted partners and attendees from across Africa, the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe with over 70 international speakers. 

“We are here to connect and engage with SMEs, Corporations, DFIs, Donors and Foundations to improve our collective ability to produce more investable women or youth led ventures of African descent, globally.  ScaleUp Africa works with such organisations to implement Corporate Innovation or Enterprise Growth programs as part of their strategic CSR, Diversity or Impact goals,” shared Amma Gyampo.

The organisation is on a mission to nurture closer ties between Corporates, Foundations and DFIs to influence policy change required to better promote the growth of more African and Black-owned businesses for positive, long term economic legacy.

ScaleUp Africa offers SME GROWTH Services, Acceleration, SME Ecosystem Building and Corporate Innovation/Enterprise Services aligned with strategic SDG, CSR, ESG, Diversity goals. During the onset of COVID 19, the ScaleUp Africa team produced webinar content called The Survival Series to assist the African SME Community through the initial shock of the pandemic.

ScaleUp Africa has launched a crowdfunding campaign for ventures led by women and youth of African descent; to improve access to technology, growth services and support. 

IGNITE Partners and Speakers so far include Development Finance Institution, CDC Group, The Africa List, GUBA, Ahaspora, Zeepay, TroTro Tractor, Oze, AlexPay, Ashoka, Diaspora Network Television, Venture Capital Trust Fund,  Ghana Export Promotion Authority, “The Bill Gates of Africa” – Herman Chinery-Hesse, Fatima Ali Mohamed, Eric Osiakwan, Kofi Anku, US Business Mogul and Coach – Paul C Brunson, African Media Mogul – Anita Erskine, Investors Maya Horgan Famodu and Roberta Annan. Individuals and companies can register at ScaleUp Africa.

About ScaleUp Africa

ScaleUp Africa is a Women-led B2B Enterprise Development Agency offering strategic professional services to Foundations, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and established SMEs to solve sustainable development challenges through innovative Media Content, Diversity, Talent and Entrepreneurship Growth programs. 

All media inquiries contact Olivia@wearescaleupafrica.com

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