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TLcom Capital, an Africa-focussed venture capital firm has announced that its 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit will take place virtually on 13 October 2021.
The summit will be held virtually on 13 October 2021.
Running for the third year in the row, TLcom has opened applications for female tech founders across the continent to attend the prestigious summit. applications
Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner at TLcom Capital comments on this year’s event.
“Over the last 18 months, African tech has broken into a completely new threshold of investment activity and as the ecosystem continues to mature, founders are being exposed to an entirely new set of challenges. From our conversations with entrepreneurs in our network, the most pressing of these issues lie in building a core team both above and below a founder and ensuring they all work in the interests of the organisation. If we want our sector to continue on its current trajectory, it’s vital we equip founders to successfully execute these processes both in terms of establishing a more deliberate C-Level hiring strategy and effectively partnering with their boards to amplify the value generation process for their businesses.”
This year’s event will be headlined by Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia and the chair of tech startup Andela. The summit will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge and touch on topics such as early-stage growth and scaling a tech startup.
In addition, the summit will be featuring a number of renowned and established female executives from leading African tech startups such as Desiree Craig of uLesson, Mayokun Fadeyibi of Autochek, Kristen Kelly of Terragon, and Susan Kiama of Twiga Foods.
With the theme of “Board and C-Suite Matters – Counsel, Coach and Collaborate”, the third Female Founder Summit aims to provide expert insights on the following; how to build and leverage a senior team and board to drive strong execution and growth.
The summit aims to connect attendees, act as a networking platform and grow the community of female tech entrepreneurs in Africa. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their burning questions to the panel of speakers and gain valuable insight to assist their entrepreneurial journey.
Andreata Muforo, Partner at TLcom Capital, comments on the importance of hosting summits and events dedicated to women in tech.
“Whilst the evolution of a board may present a new journey for founders across African tech, we cannot deny that there are fundamental differences in how female entrepreneurs are viewed in these settings. Women in leadership still have to deal with harmful stereotypes and biases irrespective of their position but a strong and supportive network can make a huge difference in this journey. This is why the Female Founder Summit is so important as nobody understands our experiences like other women and in Julia, and our incredible panellists, we’re delighted to have people who can not only identify with our attendees, but can also share expert strategies on how to navigate these spaces.”
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