Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 2nd Floor

General Lunch

General Lunch

General Lunch

General Lunch

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 2nd Floor

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Other Sessions

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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 112
Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa
Challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem
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Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa

Africa is increasingly emerging as a dynamic player in the global sports arena. In recent years, African athletes have gained international recognition, and African sports federations have shown significant promise. This panel aims will delve into the challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem, shedding light on unleashing talent, institutionalizing the appropriate infrastructure through smart investments and the path towards sports globalization. This panel will present viewpoints from across the sports ecosystem in Africa, including investors, operators, and former athletes.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 112
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 009
Sponsor Informational Lunch: Africa Finance Corporation
Sponsor informational lunch
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Sponsor Informational Lunch: Africa Finance Corporation

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives over lunch.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 009
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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 108
Growing Africa's SME sector through enterpreneurship through acquisition (ETA)
Unlocking value, attracting talent, and accelerating the growth and development of SMEs in Africa through ETA
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Growing Africa's SME sector through enterpreneurship through acquisition (ETA)

Although Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA)— where entrepreneurs search for and acquire stable, cash-flow positive businesses to grow them over time—is growing in popularity across North America, few “search funds” have been established in Africa. Indeed, there has been limited data to support the case for investing in African search funds and the benefits of this novel asset class. 

Still, ETA remains uniquely positioned to unlock value, attract talent, and accelerate the growth and development of SMEs—particularly family businesses—across the continent. This panel will focus on three key questions: 

(1) Is Africa ripe for the growth of search funds? 

(2) How can the traditional search fund model be adapted to work in/for the African context? 

(3) What other models can we leverage to see more African ETAs? 

(4) Share some success stories and what we can learn from them.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 108