Building a Thriving Startup Ecosystem at the Korea-Africa Youth Startup Forum

AfriLabs is excited to announce that its Executive Director, Anna Ekeledo, will be speaking at the 2024 Korea-Africa Youth Startup Forum in Seoul, Korea, on June 5th, 2024.

In her session, titled “Policies for Korean & African Startups,” Ms. Ekeledo will provide valuable insights on fostering a thriving startup ecosystem for young entrepreneurs in both regions.

The 2024 Korea-Africa Youth Startup Forum is a significant event held at the sidelines of the inaugural Korea-Africa Summit. It aims to enhance cooperation between Korea and African nations by bringing together investors, startups, and support organizations from both continents. Key discussion points at the Forum will include:

  • Current startup ecosystems in Korea and Africa

  • Policies impacting startups in both regions

  • Success stories of innovative African startups

  • Trends in attracting investment for African startups

  • Building networks among startup stakeholders

This Forum offers an excellent opportunity for Ms. Ekeledo to share her expertise and connect with other leaders in the global startup ecosystem. With the influence of the ‘Global South’ at an all-time high, forging partnerships with Africa, a region of increasing strategic importance, has become essential rather than optional. Specifically, Africa is a crucial ally for Korea in its pursuit of becoming a ‘Global Pivotal State.’ Consequently, there is significant international attention focused on the upcoming Summit.

About AfriLabs

AfriLabs is the premier pan-African network of incubators and innovation centers, dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs tackling Africa’s most pressing challenges. Through its extensive network, AfriLabs offers business incubation, training, and funding opportunities to startups across the continent.

About the 2024 Korea-Africa Summit

The 2024 Korea-Africa Summit represents a historic milestone, as it is the first time the Korean government has invited African leaders to a summit of this magnitude. Under the theme “The Future We Make Together: Shared Growth, Sustainability, and Solidarity,” the Summit aims to elevate Korea-Africa cooperation, focusing on shared growth, sustainability, and solidarity.

For more information about AfriLabs, visit AfriLabs. To learn more about the Korea-Africa Summit, visit 2024 Korea-Africa Summit.

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