The start-ups which have been selected for the #Africa4Future joint accelerator came together in Cape Town for a week of training and to present their innovative aerospace solutions. The summit,
The start-ups which have been selected for the #Africa4Future joint accelerator came together in Cape Town for a week of training and to present their innovative aerospace solutions. The summit, which took place over the weekend from Friday, May 10th, to Saturday, May 11th, 2019, marked the highlight of the ten day business bootcamp and workshop programme.
Business bootcamp & summit programme
The start-ups from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, and South Africa had gathered in South Africa to further develop their business cases and learn more about best strategies and investment opportunities for African start-ups. The #Africa4Future summit was organized as a two day programme and gave the start-ups the opportunity to pitch their projects to a broad audience including investors and school students. The event was opened by Martin Weiss, GIZ country director South Africa, and Corne Eloff, Airbus Head of Space Business Development Southern Africa.
As one of the highlights, Refilwe Ledwaba, Dr Carolina Odman-Govender, and Fatima Jakoet presented their thoughts on the future of the aerospace sector as part of an all-female expert panel. Divashen Govender, one of the 100 selected candidates for the One Mars mission, gave a keynote speech at the event and answered questions from the audience on his perception on space travel and the Mars mission.
10 (Friday) 9:00 - 11 (Saturday) 14:00