Entrepreneurial & Leadership Initiative for Sustainability in Africa (ELISA)


Build relationships and grow your network when you attend virtual 45-minute confab events. During the confab, an inspirational speaker or thought leader provides remarks for 10-minutes focusing on their professional journey, particularly as it relates to entrepreneurism in Africa. This is followed by randomly assigned small group virtual breakout sessions where attendees connect with others, discuss bootstrap briefs and gain recognition for their business, project or idea.

Confabs are free events open to the entire ELISA portal community, which includes high potential entrepreneurs and founders with bold ideas for solving the greatest challenges we face in Africa. Attendees also include industry executives, investors, venture capitalists, philanthropists, researchers, educators, government regulators, policy makers, founders and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey.

Upcoming Confab Dates: (all at 4pm Central Africa time)
To register for any of the free Confab events:
Log on to the ELISA portal and select the EVENTS page
Not yet a member? Visit our ELISA Membership to join

Wednesday, October 6th 2021
- Speaker TBD

Wednesday, November 10th 2021
- Speaker TBD

Wednesday, January 12th 2022
- Speaker TBD

Wednesday, February 23rd 2022
- Speaker TBD

Wednesday, April 6th 2022
- Speaker TBD

The mission of ELISA is to create jobs and support entrepreneurship in Africa. ELISA members and sponsors discover new opportunities for innovation, connect with others who share the mission, and grow professionally.

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