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USAU holds Africa Entrepreneur Forum to identify opportunities, challenges for African entrepreneurs

The daylong event will gather multi-sectoral entrepreneurs from the continent along with potential angel investors. (FILE PHOTO)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Forum will bring together 24 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows from 12 different countries across sub-Saharan Africa in Addis Ababa to identify opportunities and challenges for African entrepreneurs.

The daylong event will gather multi-sectoral entrepreneurs from the continent along with potential angel investors.

According to the United States Mission to African Union, the organisers of the much anticipated event, he forum will connect participants working in the fields of media, agriculture, information technology, and telecommunications.

The event is designed to create a space where African entrepreneurs can network, benchmark, and seek out potential investors.

A key outcome of the Forum will be input to the high-level U.S. – Africa Trade Investment Forum taking place on February 12 about opportunities for small and medium African businesses.

The YALI Mandela Washington Fellows will participate in panels about the status of entrepreneurship in Africa, exhibit their products, showcase their businesses, and network with investors and U.S. business leaders.

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