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

Speaker: Pascal Murasira, Managing Director of Norrsken Foundation in East Africa

Theme: To generate new ideas-Innovate!

Register: Book a seat today

Speaker: Lynda ArthurAfrica Implementation Leader, Vaccines at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

Register: Book a seat today!

Thursday, April 21


Previous Confabs:

Speaker: Anita ErskineExecutive Producer of Anita Erskine Media & BossLady Inc.

Theme: Personal purpose

Speaker: Angelle B KwemoFounder & President Believe in Africa and President & CEO, AstrategiK Group, LLC

Theme: Going against the flow

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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