Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator Roadshow: AFFORD on the road to meet you!

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The Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator roadshow is coming to an end and for AFFORD’s team it has been a wonderful experience meeting with African diaspora all over UK. From London to Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham our business development team  introduced the “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator” our unique business planning competition launched by AFFORD on January that supports the expansion of African UK-registered businesses in four target countries: Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. The promotional events were organised in partnership with diverse organisations:

  • Center of African studies (CAS) – London
  • Sub Saharan Advisory Panel (SSAP)- Cardiff
  • Mpoko Mkparawa Ibibio – Manchester
  • Next Step Initiative (NSI)- Glasgow

We met with a variety of entrepreneurs ready to seize the opportunity of winning a grant of £30,000 to develop their business development ideas. As we are already receiving applications, if you are an African entrepreneur don’t miss the chance to bring your business to the next level!

What’s next?

Following our travels across the country, deadline for submission of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is Friday, 10th March. The results of the selection will be announced on Friday 17th March. Forty lucky selected applicants will then move on to the second stage of our competition where they will get training on key business development areas.

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Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator Roadshows: take your business to the next level, win £30,000!

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AFFORD has officially kicked off a series of roadshows on the “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator” its first and unique business planning competition that will award 20 UK registered African diaspora social businesses with £30,000 to invest in Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra-Leone and Zimbabwe. The first event took place on Tuesday 17th January at SOAS university of London, where a number of business owners were in attendance expressing their interest at the opportunity to participate to our competition. An interactive session during which AFFORD Business team answered the questions the audience had.

For further information on our upcoming events, click here


Is Mo Ibrahim African diaspora biggest success story?

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The mobile telephone titan has made great strides in his life, from being an engineer for a telephone company – he has done an awesome amount of work to establish himself as a leading voice for the continent. Apart from creating thousands of jobs, and becoming a billionaire when he sold his company. He has also spent the past decade sounding the call for improved governance on the continent.

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