Forbes has announced that the first-ever Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana, from 19-23 April 2020 – a move that recognises Botswana as an emerging centre for entrepreneurship that’s poised for global growth, startup acceleration and innovation.
Hosted in partnership with the Botswana President’s initiative, this summit will bring together 600 young entrepreneurs and game-changers from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US for mentorship, networking and important conversations centred around sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. This summit will also provide rich cultural immersion opportunities and a rare international networking environment for young entrepreneurs.
“With our first-ever Under 30 Summit in Africa, we’re bringing the world’s top young entrepreneurs to the continent that will drive global growth in the 21st Century,” said Randall Lane, chief content officer at Forbes. “We’re especially excited to be in Botswana, a country that has shown it intends to be a startup hub for the African Century.”
“The ForbesForbes Under 30 summit is going to be groundbreaking for Botswana,” said President Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana. “It’s putting Botswana at the centre of entrepreneurship and will play a pivotal role in incubating startups in our country.”
The event will kick off the evening of April 19 with an opening reception in Gaborone featuring a “Taste of Africa” – showcasing food from in the region. On April 20, attendees will help mentor local entrepreneurs in the area – sharing their knowledge and experience to help young entrepreneurs in Botswana.