Thank you for honoring us with your presence, time, and expertise.  You have helped us make the symposium engaging, informative, and invaluable.

A lot of hard work went into making ADIS 2017.  I thank our sponsors, board, speakers, team, interns, and planning committee.  Without your support, ADIS 2017 would not have been a success.

Almaz Negash, Founder




Akin SawyerrMy experience at ADIS was phenomenal for many reasons but I’ll focus on one in particular.  I attended ADIS with an idea in mind that I hoped to validate while there. I believed that there is a pent-up demand within the diaspora for efficient ways to identify and invest in early and growth stage companies led by Africans and the African diaspora.  ADN was gracious enough to support me, and my partner Lydia, in organizing a dinner with a segment of participants interested in exploring this theory with us.  The quality feedback we received at the dinner and through conversations that happened over the two days encouraged us to pursue this idea further.
Evelyn Nassuna, Co-founder, and CEO Shared Action Africa“ADIS increased the visibility of Shared Action Africa, and I made great connections that we will leverage as we build our organization to use financial tools including financial technologies to expand economic opportunities for women and youth in rural sub-Saharan Africa.”
Olaf Hahn“ADIS 2017 was incredibly insightful: most helpful on investment opportunities, and in bringing people together. As a ‘friend of Africa’, honored by membership with ADN, I have experienced the power of a Pan-African network, open to all who are keen to support the Mother Continent. As the light came from the numerous discussions, the importance of education became clear as a key to Africa’s future. Great things still to come from ADIS!”


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ADIS 2017 Brochure

ADIS 2017 Summary and Action Report

Letter from Congresswoman Karen Bass


Day One Opening Remarks and Keynote


Africa Growing Start Up Eco-System


Fin Tech & The Democratization of Financial Inclusion


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