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Global Summit - Harambeans

Harambeans Global Summit​

Meaningful Connections - Market-Creating Innovators
Feb. 28 - March 1, 2020

As Harvard’s Efosa Ojomo H’17, Karen Dillon and Clayton Christensen argue in their book, Prosperity Paradox, market-creating innovators are critical to the success of the African continent.
Market-creating innovators are entrepreneurs who transform complex and expensive products into simpler and more affordable ones – products and services that don’t just target the 80 million consumers in Africa’s middle class, but the 800 million who are not yet full participants in the global economy.
Over the past decade, Harambeans, the African innovators in the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, have spawned a series of market-creating ventures such as Andela, Flutterwave and MAX – a pan-African network of startups, which have raised over $400m and are valued at over $1bn.
Market-creating innovators are entrepreneurs who transform complex and expensive products into simpler and more affordable ones – products and services that don’t just target the 80 million consumers in Africa’s middle class, but the 800 million who are not yet full participants in the global economy.
Over the past decade, Harambeans, the African innovators in the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, have spawned a series of market-creating ventures such as Andela, Flutterwave and MAX – a pan-African network of startups, which have raised over $400m and are valued at over $1bn.
In partnership with Oppenheimer Generations Philanthropy, the Alliance is launching the inaugural Harambeans Global Summit. As announced at the Vatican, the Summit will assemble leading entrepreneurs and investors shaping market-creating innovation across Africa to achieve the following objectives:
  • Assess the Progress of Market-Creating Innovation through the Findings of the Harambeans Prosperity Report.
  • Share Learnings and Best Practices Pioneered by Leading Entrepreneurs and Investors.
  • Build Friendships and Strengthen Partnerships in the New Coalition of Market-Creating Innovators.

Destination

The 2020 Harambeans Global Summit will be held in the winemaking valley of Franschhoek, South Africa from February 28 to March 1.
Nestled in the hills of the Cape Winelands and surrounded by the splendor of the Boland Mountains, Franschhoek is the culinary capital of South Africa, an hour’s drive from the Cape Town International Airport, and the bucolic setting of our intimate gathering.

Guild Sessions

In the spirit of Harambee – Swahili for working together as one – the Summit aims to accelerate the growth of Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through Guild Sessions designed to foster peer learning and collaboration.

Founder Insights

Learn from Harambeans who have secured Series B financing and beyond through conversations around challenges and opportunities of scaling ventures across Africa.

Knowledge Transfer Workshops

Understand the strategies employed by Harambeans and their supporters to raise capital, build teams and master the vicissitudes of the entrepreneurial journey.

Prosperity Dialogues

Uncover the trends and opportunities of market-creating innovations across the continent from policymakers, academics and emerging experts in the Alliance.

Outdoor Team Building

Ride a horse, tour a vineyard or hike a mountain with fellow participants as you build lasting relationships with Harambeans and Guild Members who are building Africa’s future.

Request an Invitation

The Summit is open to Harambeans and Guild Members of the Alliance. Click here to request an invitation.