DISCOVER | CONNECT | GROW ideas for Africa

ELISA - the Entrepreneurial & Leadership Initiative for Sustainability in Africa, is a member network of entrepreneurs and leaders from a diversity of sectors who value opportunities to discover, connect and grow innovative ventures, creating jobs that transform Africa.


Together we enable entrepreneurs and founders to define their path and develop transformative Africa focused ventures.

The collective knowledge and resources of our members from a diversity of sectors pioneers, tests and raises awareness of inventive new products, services and technologies.


Our virtual community and summit connect a global network of passionate and brilliant people transforming Africa.

The ELISA Portal and annual Summit bring together entrepreneurs, founders, global business leaders, investors and policy makers to showcase and fuel great Africa focused ideas.


The annual summit, global member network and our Grow Spaces provide the ideal ecosystem for the testing and development of new ideas, innovative products, services and technologies.

We also support, celebrate and train high potential, Africa focused founders and entrepreneurs each year through ELISA Scholars.

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We come together to support and celebrate high potential entrepreneurs and founders with bold ideas for solving the greatest challenges we face in Africa. Attendees include industry executives, investors, venture capitalists, philanthropists, researchers, educators, government regulators, policy makers, founders and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey.

Curated activities and social time ensure you'll make new contacts and build genuine, lasting relationships while establishing your vision and gaining insight for expanding business ventures in Africa.

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