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Why Join the Movement?
Be a part of history. Aside from joining a global network of influential members of the African diaspora, the year of the return has inspired the participation of all stakeholders around Africa to connect back to the continent for culture, business, and other opportunities.
Year of Return Global Roadshow
Powered by the Africa Future Fund in Partnership with Ghana Tech Summit
The Year of the Return Global Roadshow is a global tour to 35+ cities around the world to galvanize influencers with the aim of not only inspiring audiences to reconnect back to the continent but to also inform stakeholders about Africa's future post 2019. These gatherings are as small as 25 member roundtables to as large as 500 conference participants. RSVP to join us in a city near you as we countdown to the final destination of: Ghana where we will convene 5000+ participants at www.GhanaTechSummit.com on December 13, 2019.
What is the Year of Return?
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo declared the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” as a major spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans. “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade who were scattered and displaced throughout the world in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The Year of Return serves as an "Akwaaba AKA Welcome Back" initiative for African diaspora to come back to Africa. One of the main goals of the Year of Return campaign is to also position Ghana as a key travel destination for African Americans and the African Diaspora and is endorsed by The Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, and the Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President.
Ghana Tech Summit is a 3 day international program to be hosted every year featuring 100 global speakers and 3000 influencers. The central theme of the global summit is to “catalyze entrepreneurial and business ecosystems in emerging markets”. The multi year event is a 12- year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem which brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives together in to targeted cities around the world to accelerate tech, innovation and economic development within the host country.
The Africa Future Fund is a premier platform that invests and supports initiatives that accelerate future tech advancements across Africa and the wider diaspora. Initiatives supported by the Africa Future Fund includes the Africa Future Summit, Africa Future Tour, Africa Future Accelerator.
Co-Host Bios Below:
Einstein Ntim is Managing Partner of the Africa Future Fund investing in initiatives across the African Continent and Diaspora that leverage advanced technologies to “leap frog” Africa’s future acceleration. He is the CEO of GlobalStartupEcosystem.com (GSE)- first and largest creator of digital online accelerators educating startups, governments, and corporations, culminating as the fastest growing community of tech moguls, politicians and business leaders. Einstein provides access to tech & capital experts and speaks on topics covering entrepreneurship, AI, exponential technologies, mental health and emerging markets. GSE also hosts the largest tech summits across emerging markets: Blockchain Tech Summit, Space Tech Summit, AI, Ghana Tech Summit, Haiti Tech Summit, Africa Future Summit & Tour: the largest tech tour in African History. As a serial entrepreneur, Einstein founded a mental health facility in London and two health care startups - Enabled AI (The AI Mental Health App for Carers and Healthcare Professionals) and Bloomer Tech (which embeds IOT sensors into bras to tackle cardiovascular disease). In Silicon Valley, Einstein worked on connecting startups to Draper's Venture Networks, Bold Emerge Capital, PHD Ventures and capital networks that target entrepreneurs from emerging markets. As an influencer within startup networks, Einstein sits on Singularity University's Advisory Board, is a Windsor Scholar, and a Ghana’s Future Leaders U30. Einstein has had a diverse career in capital markets (UBS, Statestreet, Deutsche Bank), commodity sales, author (A New Way), military (UK TA), Educator (Methodist Church) and professional sports (Harlequins & England Rugby). He has conducted business across Europe, China, India, Latin America and Africa for supranational companies. Einstein is a Whitgift Scholar who studied Economics & Policy at London School of Economics (LSE), Chinese Languages and Philosophy at Nanjing University, Faith and Theology at the Methodist Church Britain, and acted as British Council GenUK Ambassador in India and China. Follow via https://www.linkedin.com/in/einsteinntim/
Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American & Ghanaian, startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, personal branding, and future tech for emerging markets at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the United Nations, Davos, TEDx, SXSW, European Union Forum, US State Department Tours, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, and more. She started her career as the founder of Vendedy (currently a case study for business schools)- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy by centralizing the world’s street markets. Today she builds startup ecosystems around the world with her award winning digital accelerator platform - Global Startup Ecosystem which graduates over 1000+ companies across 90+ countries a year and high profile tech summits which aims to build tech hubs in emerging market countries like Haiti by 2030. For fun, she travels and binge watches top business shows with her husband and beautiful baby girls. Follow via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinentim/ or https://www.instagram.com/christinentim/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/Christinesntim
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