Exploring Investment Opportunities

The business and Start-up landscape in Mauritius and the African continent is offering unmatched investment opportunities. This masterclass will provide a synopsis of angel investment and will touch upon the entire investment spectrum from valuation, due diligence, negotiation, post-investment monitoring and finally the exit strategies. Participants will get a practical overview of early stage investing, including do’s and don’ts, as well as, benefit from a wealth of real life scenarios.

What you will gain?

  • Learn from experts with vast tract records in Africa and Europe, on how to get amazing returns from a high yield investment portfolio
  • Understand the critical role angels play in working with start-ups to scale internationally and ultimately exit
  • Join a network of high net worth investors and like-minded professionals to benefit from a wealth of knowledge in investment trends
  • Free access to the 3-day high level INDIA – AFRICA ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT SUMMIT (16 -18 Aug 2019) to meet investors, business leaders and prominent entrepreneurs from India, Africa and other emerging countries, to discuss investment opportunities


Who should be attending

  • Angel Investors, Investment Professionals, Business Persons and any other individuals aspiring to become Angels
  • Start-ups, SMEs seeking capital, Accelerators / Incubators
  • Banks & Financial Institutions, Global Business companies, VCs, etc.
  • Government Technology / SME Support Agencies
  • Investment & Financial companies looking for opportunities in Africa

Participation Fees

Standard Fees:

  • MUR 15,000 per participant
  • Discounted MUR 12,500 per participant for group of 3 or more

Early Bird Fees:

  • MUR 12,500 per participant for registration & payment by 31st July 2019
  • Lunch, tea breaks and materials provided during the workshop
  • MQA approved, corporates can benefit up to 75% refund of training fees from the HRDC

Trainers & Facilitators

  • Tomi Davies

    Tomi Davies

    • President, African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
    • Co-Founder, Lagos Angel Network (LAN)
    • Collaborator-in-Chief at TechnoVision (UK)
    • International Angel Investor & Seasoned Entrepreneur
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    Tomi Davies has 20+ years of accomplishments in implementation of innovative technology-led transformation initiatives within the oil & gas, retail, telecommunications, technology and hospitality industries. He has outstanding experience, in building large-scale, national and region wide technology enabled systems projects in the US, Europe and Africa and has acquired executive leadership roles with influential global brands including Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. His experiences in Africa using a goal-oriented approach to project planning and execution that consistently delivered effective results inspired his 2014 book “The African Project Manager”.TD holds an MBA (Information Systems) from the University of Miami and several other professional qualifications. Using knowledge gained from nurturing a growing portfolio of tech-enabled early stage business ventures originating from Africa as a Business Angel, TD's personal goal is to help “drive the development of Africa through entrepreneurship that uses innovation and technology to create social and economic value”.

  • David van Dijk

    David van Dijk

    • Co-Founder & Director General, African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
    • Director & Mentor, Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa)
    • Impact Investment Committee, EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels
    • Managing Director, Stichting IGNITE (Entrepreneurship & Investment), Amsterdam
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    David van Dijk is co-founder and runs the day-to-day affairs of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), a pan African non-profit association founded to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to get many more investors excited about the opportunities in Africa. David also manages Stichting IGNITE, a not-for-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship in post conflict areas through direct and indirect financing and he sits on the investment committee of the IGNITE Fund. David manages the mentorship program for funding community Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa). He started his career in the corporate world working and loving in North and West Africa, Russia and Europe, India and the USA. He holds degrees in economics and international relations from the University of Oregon, Nijenrode, the Vrije University Amsterdam and Clingendael.

  • Sanjay G. Mungur

    Sanjay G. Mungur

    • CEO, Empretec Mauritius (EM) & Country Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
    • Founder Angel Investors of Mauritius (AIM)
    • Serial Entrepreneur and Business Advisor
    • Fintech Entrepreneur, scaling to Africa
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    Sanjay G. Mungur has 25+ years of professional experience in industrial strategy development and policy formulation, particularly for the SME Sector. He has handled more than 200 successful projects in 15 African countries for International Organisations, Investment Promotion Agencies, Chambers of Commerce and Sectoral Organisations as well as Corporate Entities. More recently, he was the Project Leader for the 10- Year SME Master Plan developed for the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius. He is currently setting up an innovative business venture in the Fintech sector, starting in Mauritius with the intent to scale out in East African countries.

About the Organisers

abanAfrican Business Angel Network (ABAN) is a Pan-African Not for Profit Association. ABAN was founded in early 2015 to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to grow the cohort of early stage investors excited about the opportunities in Africa. ABAN seeks to promote a culture of angel investing across Africa. With networks of Angel Investors emerging across the continent, ABAN serves to connect them and works to collect knowledge and develop best practices in order to share this with African investors. At its core, ABAN exists to create a contact point for existing networks, to support stakeholders involved in building the ecosystem, and to promote the creation of new Angel Investor networks. ABAN also engages private sector investors and serves as a source of thought leadership on investing in African born innovation. In turn, ABAN ultimately seeks to build the SME economy and improve the climate for entrepreneurs.

abanIndian Angel Network (IAN)is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures. Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.

aimAngel Investors of Mauritius (AIM) is a membership based Not for Profit organisation of high net worth private investors, committed to investing in high-growth start-ups & newly incorporated companies in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean Region. The purpose of AIM is to help promote early stage equity investment and to provide entrepreneurs and investors an effective, centralized forum to collaborate and support businesses in need of investments. Our members are high net worth individuals, successful business owners and corporate executives, experienced in funding and nurturing businesses. Members engage in a participative style of investing in which they are mentor startups, encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise during the investment selection process and with companies that are funded and supported by the group.

empretecEmpretec Mauritius (EM) is a Not for Profit Social Enterprise, set up as a public private partnership back in 1999. Although completely independent, we are part of the International network of Empretec Centres, collaborating under the aegis of UNCTAD. EM is mandated to provide business support services to foster entrepreneurship, SME capacity building, development of high growth potential start-ups, Fintech in particular, early stage financing, business facilitation, trade development and project scaling towards Africa. Our project experiences span in some 15 countries, mostly East African countries, but a few West African as well. Our recent project in Mauritius includes the development of the 10 Years Master Plan for the SME sector. The master plan has now become the Government blueprint for SME development in Mauritius.

The India - Africa Entrepreneurship and Investment Summit | 16 -18 August 2019

The India Africa Economic Forum in partnership with India Angels Network (IAN) and Africa Business Angels Network (ABAN) is organising the India – Africa Entrepreneurship and Investment Summit 2019 in Mauritius (www.africa-india.org), supported by the Economic Development Board of Mauritius.

The Summit will witness some of the pre-eminent entrepreneurs and angel investors discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing in Africa with a view to create a sustainable ecosystem that can not only benefit both providers and seekers of seed capital but also help expand into each other geographies.

Program of the Day

Business Angel Investing Masterclass

Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene
Friday 16 August 2019

08:30 Registration of Delegates
09:00 Welcome & Introduction
  • The SME landscape in Mauritius
  Session 1
  • Fundamentals of business angel investing & opportunities Africa and other emerging markets
  • How does angel investing work?
  Tea Break
  Session 2
  • Angel investments rounds and their forms
  • Setting the deal terms/term sheets
  Case Studies & Discussion
  Session 3
  • Managing your portfolio and exit strategy
  Discussion & Closing Remarks
15:00 Networking / Coffee Break
India – Africa Entrepreneurship and Investment Summit
Inauguration of the Forum by
The Honourable Prime Minister of Mauritius – Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
15:30 Registration of Delegates to the Summit
16:00 Official Opening Address – Inauguration of the Forum
The Honourable Prime Minister of Mauritius – Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth ( TBC)
17:00 Panel Presentations
  • India-Africa: Opportunities, Challenges and the Role of Networks
  • Incubating the Start Up Ecosystem - Investors, Accelerators & Enablers
  • Starting Up Abroad - Angel Investors / Entrepreneurs and Mentors
19:00 Networking Cocktails with Fusion Music