African countries are demonstrating a great deal of promise towards market-led economic system, paving the way for inward investment opportunities and economic growth.
Africa Now, Africa Next
Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) is an innovative partnership that seeks to mobilize the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance Africa’s innovation ecosystem and to spur entrepreneurship by investing in the 4C’s: Capacity-building, access to Capital, enhanced Connectivity to global markets, and Credibility by raising awareness of Africa’s innovation potential.
Launched at the 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa, the partnership seeks to support 100,000 entrepreneurs as they launch and expand technology-based businesses over the next decade. Founding partners of the partnership include: the U. S. State Department, InfoDEV, Microsoft, African Development Bank. DEMO and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The African Technology Foundation oversees the management of the partnership.
Accelerating African Innovation
VENTURE: An Entrepreneur's Journey is a documentary film co-produced by the African Technology Foundation and the LIONS@FRICA initiative, that follows the entrepreneurial journeys of the four DEMO Africa winners.