SMEs, companies seeking funding can apply to Africa 2017 Forum’s Deal Room

Africa’s most enterprising SMEs and fast growth companies spanning  agriculture, transportation & logistics, and light manufacturing sectors will have the opportunity to pitch at Deal Room during the forthcoming Africa 2017 Forum holding in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, between 7th and 9th December, 2017.

Deal Room will be one of the key features of the Africa 2017 Forum which is expected to host government delegations from over 30 countries and over 1,000 business leaders from across the continent. Deal Room connects fast and high growth potential companies to investors, venture capital and private equity companies aimed at helping them to raise capital and accelerate growth.

Asoko Insight will facilitate this year’s edition of Deal Room, according to a press statement sent to the media. The data and research company will select 15 fast growth and high potential companies to participate in the pitch, support their preparation to pitch and use its network in the investor community to match capital to proven business models with great potential.

Rob Withagen, founder and chief executive officer of Asoko said, “We are delighted and excited to be an official knowledge partner at the Africa 2017 Forum. African businesses are rapidly growing in number and sophistication, but the challenge of positioning themselves in front of institutional investors and global corporates, remains. Being part of initiatives such as this, designed to enhance private sector cooperation and drive investment in sectors of strategic interest within Africa, is at the core of our vision at Asoko.”

Africa Forum 2017 is organised by The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Investment Agency to promote investment within Africa, foster inclusive growth and harness the opportunity of Africa’s young talent.

Companies that meet the criteria for the Deal Room can apply here.

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