PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

START-UP NIGHT! AFRICA - London, 26 April 2018

In association with: Standard Bank, Wealth International

Connecting Africa's Women Brand Builders To The World

 
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Start-up Night! Africa, London took place on 26 April 2018 at the Oxo Tower, in association with Standard Bank, Wealth International. 9 High growth potential women brand builders who are taking their business global got to present and pitch to an audience of over 250 influential investors, buyers, distributors, media specialists and potential collaborators. 

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

 
 

EVENT MEDIA COVERAGE


PITCH SESSIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 Pitch Session 1 - L-R: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Kim Addison, Adele Dejak, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, Swaady Martin

Pitch Session 1 - L-R: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Kim Addison, Adele Dejak, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, Swaady Martin

 Pitch Session 2 - L-R: Mimi Shodeinde, Eva Sonaike, Afua Dabanka, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans

Pitch Session 2 - L-R: Mimi Shodeinde, Eva Sonaike, Afua Dabanka, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans

 Leading Brand Builders Panel - L-R: Margaret Hirsch, Bernie de le Cuona, Brenda Wilkinson

Leading Brand Builders Panel - L-R: Margaret Hirsch, Bernie de le Cuona, Brenda Wilkinson

 Opening Presentations - Will Thorpe, CEO of Standard Bank Wealth International and Melanie Hawken, founder of Lionesses of Africa

Opening Presentations - Will Thorpe, CEO of Standard Bank Wealth International and Melanie Hawken, founder of Lionesses of Africa


 

FEATURED WOMEN BRAND BUILDERS

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Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Founder of Gorilla Conservation Coffee (Uganda)

A high impact coffee brand from Uganda, saving the endangered gorilla's one sip at a time.


gladys@ctph.org    www.ctph.org

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Kim Addison

 

Co-founder of '57 Chocolate (Ghana)

A ground-breaking, artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate brand, creating added value for Ghana, the world's second largest cocoa exporter.


kimberaddi@gmail.com    www.57chocolategh.com

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Adèle Dejak

Founder of Adèle Dejak (Kenya)

A premium brand of ethical and handcrafted fashion jewellery and accessories from Kenya.


adeledejak@icloud.com    www.adeledejak.com

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Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

Founder of AAKS (Ghana)

A luxury handbag brand from Ghana built on authenticity and ethical values.

info@aaksonline.com    www.aaksonline.com

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Swaady Martin

Founder of Yswara (South Africa)

A social enterprise transforming African agricultural commodities into luxury products.

swaady@yswara.com    www.yswara.com

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Mimi Shodeinde

Founder of Miminat (UK)

A contemporary African inspired furniture and home accessories brand.

mimi@miminat.co.uk    www.miminat.co.uk

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Eva Sonaike

Founder of Eva Sonaike (UK)

A London-based lifestyle company creating beautiful African inspired, luxurious accessories for interior design.

info@evasonaike.com    www.evasonaike.com

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Afua Dabanka

Co-founder of Monaa and Mosaique (Ghana)

Handcrafted African inspired shoe and accessory brands.

afua@mo-saique.com   

www.mo-saique.com    www.monaaonline.com

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Hazel Aggrey Orleans

Founder of Eki Orleans (UK)

A luxury African printed silk design brand.

mail@ekiorleans.com   www.ekiorleans.com


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