Past Event

The Next Africa: Business, Entrepreneurs, Technology and Turnaround

Jake Bright, Writer; Author; Strategic Advisor

Join us for a discussion of business, investment, technology and turnaround in Africa with Jake Bright, co-author of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. The book won an Axiom Best Business Book award and was recently featured at TEDx. Bright, who also contributes on Africa for TechCrunch, will focus in particular on Sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging technology sector and its growing ties to Silicon Valley.

Joining Bright for discussion and Q&A will be CEO Chris Folayan, Uber's Global Lead for International Relations Matt Devlin, and Toro Orero, managing partner for DraperDarkFlow, a Silicon Valley-based Africa focused venture capital firm.

June 15, 2016

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: International Relations & Science and Technology
Program organizer: Norma Walden