AMPION delegation showcases support for African entrepreneurial talents at DEMO Africa, timeline for West African buses revised
Dear friends and followers of AMPION,
DEMO Africa, the leading venue for the most innovative African startups to pitch directly to leading investors is just 3 more weeks away. As strategic partner, AMPION is honored to be part of this great event in Lagos, Nigeria. Our delegation will showcase the work AMPION is doing for entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa to this illustrious audience. And we are keen to use the event to reconfirm our commitment to the dynamic markets of West Africa.
With our presence in Lagos, we look forward to meeting many inspiring individuals from Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. Come, find us, and let’s explore what AMPION has in store for you and what more we can do together!
Register for DEMO Africa here: Registration
West Africa’s business hub Lagos will see our high-profile AMPION delegation drop-in for DEMO Africa - and will soon also host two eagerly awaited AMPION Venture Buses with 40 entrepreneurial talents from the region and around the world, each.
We are closely following the situation in West Africa, and the administrative measures taken by various governments on our route (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) as well as their neighboring countries. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and communities affected by Ebola. It is our sincere hope that this crisis will soon be overcome. At AMPION we are eager to be part of bringing again the positive news of the ingenuity, resourcefulness and courage of West Africa to the attention of the world.
At this stage, we have revised the timeline for the AMPION Venture Buses in West Africa. With more exhaustive border controls and entry restrictions that are likely to affect quite a few of the great candidates we hope to bring on board, the AMPION Venture Bus experience would be strongly affected. We therefore support the precautions of regional governments, and are now looking to run the AMPION Venture Bus with the route from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria in early 2015.
All other AMPION Venture Busses will take place as scheduled.
If you have applied to the first AMPION Venture Bus in West Africa, we will automatically assume your application is valid for the second Venture Bus in West Africa departing the 27th of october and contact you shortly. If you have any questions in regards to this decision or the applications please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you in West Africa, and around the continent, soon!
You can still apply for all the upcoming Venture Busses 2014 and be part of Africa’s first driving incubator. Info on www.ampion.org
The application deadline for all Venture Busses is the 15th October 2014.