THE NESt AFRICA: MISSION
We believe that with the right networks, support and funding, African entrepreneurs and businesses can thrive, be more innovative and sustainable
The Nest Africa brings together young entrepreneurs, technology providers, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, universities and research institutes to create the next phase of enterprises in Africa.
It goes without saying that young businesses in Africa face thousands of challenges everyday, leading to a growing list of companies that fail to ever make it out of the startup or growth phase.
The Nest Africa is the platform for emerging start-ups and established enterprises in Africa to come together with big corporates and funders and other stakeholders to grow their ideas and concepts to fruition.
By creating an innovations, networking and funding ecosystem, The Nest Africa fills an urgent need by innovators in the Continent’s industry for an all-inclusive, vibrant and focused platform that will eventually lead to more successful and sustainable businesses in Africa.
Through a number of focused innovation and funding platforms, The Nest Africa works with businesses at various stages of their development and is specifically focused on providing support to young companies led by women and the youth in sub-Saharan Africa, due to the fact that they face a more challenging environment to enter and sustain their businesses in the region.
The Nest Africa is founded and managed by FW Africa – the leading publishing, events management and consultancy company.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FW Africa prides itself as the publisher of two premium magazines – Food Business Africa (www.foodbusinessafrica.com) and Africa Inc. (www.AfricaIncMag.com), two magazines that are the leading sources of information for Africa’s business leaders and other stakeholders.
Further, the company’s events and award ceremonies, which have been organised in a number of African countries – plus digital events and webinars – provide FW Africa with unique insights into the the opportunities, challenges and market trends in Africa’s business and investment landscape.
The Nest Africa concept originates from the team at FW Africa’s experience and interactions with entrepreneurs, funders and other key stakeholders across Africa that face the following key challenges:
- Lack of transparency on the investments, funding and fund raising opportunities in Africa
- Lack of adequate business, technical and commercial knowledge, and access to actors who can provide important information and skills
- Lack of platforms that can promote the building of the right networks of knowledge partners, Government agencies, universities, private sector and NGO/development agencies in many African countries
- Low access to the right technology in many African countries.
More information about FW Africa can be found at www.FWAFRICA.NET
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