Owning your Innovation: Vision & Mission

Friday, November 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM UTC

Little is known about the opportunities available in the beautiful continent of Africa. Come find them with us!

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Little is known about the opportunities available in the beautiful continent of Africa. Come find them with us!

New Ideas are very common, however, being innovative can be very difficult. Many factors influence the outcome. Let's go through it step by step during the workshop and burn all the doubts through a chat chat - FIREside chat

- Workshop -

In business, innovation often results when ideas are applied by the company in order to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customers.

The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value can be hard. Some aspects have to be considered:

1.Product / Brand building

2.Market Research


4.Importance of Your Community

5.Standing out of your Comfort Zone


- Charles Cyril Nettey -

CTO at Yumi and Co-founder of the African Diaspora Innovation Group. Software Engineer with 5 years of design and development experience with a demonstrated history of working with web, mobile and cloud environments. Skilled in Software Design and Architecture, Agile Project Management, API Development and Web Applications. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Science focused in Applied Informatics from University of Liverpool.

- Yumi -

Empowering business through social commerce. Yumi lets global brands start selling on WeChat in <10 minutes and unlock social commerce for Chinese millennials.

Yumi is backed by SOSV and Chinaccelerator.

Check out their website for more information: https://yu-mi.us

- Bheki Mhlanga -​

Co-founder of Current Sustainable Solutions and the African Diaspora Innovation Group. With experience working and learning in multiple countries, Bheki is passionate about using technology as tool to empower a sustainable and inclusive future. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he also has corporate experience at leading market research firms serving large FMCG manufacturers.

- Current Sustainable Solutions -

Current Sustainable Solutions(Recur) is a Shanghai-based sustainability technology and consultancy company. Recur is a service that enables sustainability and circularity in the food service industry through the re-use model.

- African Diaspora Innovation Group -

The African Diaspora Innovation Group (ADIG) is an African-led international organization that enables and nurtures entrepreneurial African innovation across the diaspora. ADIG hosts workshops and bootcamps for students focused on technology, entrepreneurship and product development. ADIG also connects startups with solution services across the African continent.

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Friday, November 29, 2019
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM UTC

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