The African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS) is an annual conference in Silicon Valley that celebrates and fosters the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Africans in the Diaspora and friends of Africa. The Symposium offers an opportunity to dive deep into some of the hottest investment and development trends on the continent.



ADIS offers a unique opportunity to experience the dynamism and ingenuity of the Diaspora and their friends to effect positive socio-economic change on the continent. The gathering is intentionally organized to inspire, inform and foster collaborations between participants.

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  1. Entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business in Africa. The symposium offers them tangible takeaways including a network of like-minded individuals and tools about how to kickoff and grow their venture.
  2. Investors who want to participate in Africa’s economic boom. The symposium showcases Diaspora-led and Africa-focused investment opportunities and channels (active and passive) with the promise of significant social and financial returns.
  3. Social Change Agents – social entrepreneurs, innovators, representatives of government, foundations, multilateral agencies, universities and NGO’s. 



Naiomi Lundman - ParticipantThis past weekend with ADN was special. When sharing with others about my weekend with ADN, I gave the analogy that it felt like I was with the founding fathers of America.

Jay Patel - Participant, Wow, just wow. Completely blown away by how great the conference was. In fact, it may be the best conference I've ever been to.
Anonymous - Participant, Great job for a first symposium. More media and publicity on it around the valley next time. Has to become a must for local VC.