The High Growth Africa Summit and dinner party was hosted by Ingressive at the home of the American Consul General in Lagos, Nigeria. The dinner party was in honor of many esteemed guest speakers many of whom flew thousands of miles to attend. It was also a well-deserved celebration after an impactful and successful summit and a wonderful opportunity for guests to network and interact in a relaxed social setting.
This event was a joint venture hosted by Ingressive and 500Startups, and sponsored by Aluko & Oyebode at Sky Lounge Rooftop, Eko Hotel & Suites. The event featured over 50 global investors focused on tech in Africa including main partner and special guest Monique Woodard. Monique Woodard, venture partner at 500StartUps and co-founder of Black Founders is currently leading the charge in the $25 million microfund being raised by the former to make early stage investments in black and latino founders.
Ingressive, the investment group that has brought to Nigeria, the Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Techstars, among many others, also organized an exclusive evening for the pioneers of fashion and investment. The evening featured a delicious buffet and roundtable discussion, and a bohemian style fashion show sans the runway in which models will mingle among guests and showcased designers pieces like living art. The roundtable addressed fashion trends and Nigerian manufacturing with those ready to invest and collaborate.
Monique Woodard of 500 Startups and Joseph Glickman of Glickman Family Trust are carried out due diligence on several investment opportunities. Monique encouraged several to join 500 Startups next cohort. The Glickman Family Trust is in diligence with several agritech companies they seek to back. There were also several business partnerships and non-public investments that were established out of the High Growth Africa Summit and Tour of Tech.
Sponsors/Partners for the events are: Aluko & Oyebode, New Relic, GitHub, 500 Startups, Ventures Platform, Chika Nwobi, Google Launchpad, ThisDay, Pulse, BellaNaija, The Guardian, and Cranium One.