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MIT Africa Innovate Conference | Made in Africa

Sunday, April 14 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club is proud to announce the 9th Annual MIT Africa Innovate Conference!

The MIT Africa Innovate Conference will be held on April 14, 2019 at the Samberg Conference Center.

This year’s conference theme is “Made in Africa”.

Through a series of panels, workshops, and keynote addresses, we aim to celebrate endeavors, innovations, and breakthroughs with an impact on the continent and beyond. As one of the largest Africa-centric conferences held outside of Africa, our conversations will focus on unpacking the best practices and strategies needed to accelerate the scaling of impactful enterprises and innovations on the continent across sectors.

Over the last two years, we have welcomed illustrious speakers such as her Excellency President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius; Mostafa Terrab, CEO of OCP; Sara Menker, Founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence; and Ismail Ahmed, Founder and CEO of WorldRemit.

This year, we will have three keynote speakers, six panels, three workshops, and a Solveathon. The conference will also include an Innovation Expo & Networking Reception for attendees to see what’s going on at MIT and to network with our guests.


  • AgTech & Food Security | Growing Local, Exporting Global
  • Fintech | Financial Innovations for Inclusive Growth
  • Manufacturing | Made in Africa for the World
  • Energy & Natural Resources | Backbone for Empowering Sustainable Business Growth and Achieving Climate Action Goals
  • Human Capital | Building a World-Class Talent Pipeline
  • Entrepreneurship | Beyond the Startup, Building an Ecosystem for Scale

Our host for the 2019 Africa Innovate Conference will be Claude Grunitzky, Chairman of TRUE Africa and Co-Founder of TRACE. This edition’s guests include:

Olugbenga Agboola | CEO of Flutterwave;

Efosa Ojomo | Co-author of The Prosperity Paradox;

Edward Mungai | Founder and CEO of Kenya Climate Innovation Center;

Karan Kapoor | Founder and CEO of Snow International Trading Group;

Matthias Papet | Founder and CEO of CoinAfrique;

Chiara Rogate | World Bank Consultant on Energy Access;

Saad Sheikh | Head of Portfolio Operations at TLG Capital;

Mossadeck Bally | Founder and CEO of Azalai Hotels;

With many more guests to come!


Group discounts are available – email us at africabusiness.officers@sloangroups.mit.edu ​​

More information can be found on www.mitafrica.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday, April 14
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Samberg Conference Center
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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MIT Sloan Africa Business Club