February 8, 2024 4 PM CAT

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Dagmawi Iyasu Eminetu
Founder & CEO | Eshi Safaris

Dagmawi Iyasu Eminetu considers himself as a serial entrepreneur and actively integrates the health, education, tourism, and coffee sectors into his daily work. He holds two Master degrees in Biotechnology (USA) and Coffee Economics and Science (Italy) and has over 25 years of work experience at various capacities in the United States and Africa.

He currently works for Grounds for Health (Vermont, USA) as the Director of Programs and Eshi Safaris LLC (Delaware, USA) as the Chief Executive Officer. He also provides strategic support to YA Coffee Roasters and New Phase Trading and Coffee Services PLC (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) as the Innovation Advisor.

He is passionate about and committed to cervical cancer elimination in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) and telling research based African coffee stories that transform the lives of smallholder farmers, women, and young people in Ethiopia.


When you attend ELISA CONFABS you receive:

  • 1 hour of virtual learning on the most important topics in entrepreneurialism
  • the opportunity to ask questions directly to the CONFAB speaker
  • networking opportunities with attendees from all over the world
  • business development and visibility

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.

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.

Date: February 8, 2024

Schedule: 4 PM CAT


Speaker: Dagmawi Iyasu Eminetu

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