30 March 2011

Emmanuel Magani ~ Africa 2.0 Co-Leader...

Excellent to have MIT Sloan MBA student Emmanuel Magani join me on MaximizingProgress.tv! We talked mostly about the first-ever MIT African business conference --
Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation
-- happening this Friday, April 1st, 2011 at the MIT Media Lab. Organized by Emmanuel and his colleagues from the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club (ABC), the Conference features great speakers on panels ranging from Mobiles, Energy, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Technology thru Media. I'm especially excited to hear the venture pitches from the five top Africa Innovate! business plan competition finalists happening as part of the Conference. Emmanuel and I also talked about why the billion-strong Africans represent a trillion US dollar opportunity, the growth of the MIT ABC club events and activities, and why the time is now for business leaders to have an Africa Strategy much like they have India or China Strategies. If you're interested in these opportunities, see you this Friday at the Conference!

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