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Roberto Croci
Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA at Microsoft
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Paul Adonis Peters
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Dr. Mohamed Warda
Founder & CEO @CoatConnect
Medical Doctor | Entrepreneur | Data Analyst | Blockchain Enthusiast | Strategist | FX & Cryptocurrency Investor
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Abdelrahman Mohamed
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Hesham Salah
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Bolaji Akinola
Venture Partner at Future Hub
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Maxim Gorbachev
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Babatunde Ogunleye-Johnson
Partner at Le Bleu Ventures Ltd
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Percy Gumbi
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Elina Aleinikova
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Sinovuyo Mambi
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Nomso Kana
Board Member of Seda
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Anton Dzyatkovskii
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Kayode R. Temenu
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ChiB Elodimuor
Founding Partner at Kernel Fund, Founder/CEO at HEYCH, Ex-Microsoft
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Alesimo Mwanga
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Karim Hussein
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Shady Gabr
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Kabir Mohamed
Founder and Director of Business Development at DNA Capital.
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Amr El Abd
Managing Partner at Sequence Ventures
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Teppo Kettula
Managing Partner at Limerock Fund Manager
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Ian Ziddah
Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital
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Ruchi Dana
Venture Partner of FundRx, Board Member of DANA Group


Forbes Power Businesswoman 2020| Forbes NexGen 2017,2018,2019| Stanford MBA| Doctor| Board Member| Entrepreneur| Speaker

Dr Ruchi Dana is a multi-award winning doctor, thought-leader, innovato
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Abel Boreto
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Ross Jenvey
Partner at Kingson Capital
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Kirill Babich
Founder at Malamute Startups Agency | Advisory Board member for Fintech & Venture Capital at Istern Capital
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Volker Heistermann
Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund and previously worked at Google, AT&T, Commerzbank and investment bank Rutberg & Co.
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Ebenezer Arthur
CEO at Wangara Green Ventures
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Katjana Kammin
Venture Partner at MEST Africa
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Philip Kiracofe
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David Ogundeko
Founder & CEO Funema
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Kate Seledets
Investment Team at 500 Startups
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Gbolade Okeowo
Investment Associate at Kuramo Capital Management.
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Abraham van Wyk
General Partner of Acquipharma
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Damilola Olawoye
Vise President at Synergy Capital Managers
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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Sanville Moses
CEO at Waymaker Venture SA
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Ovo Emorhokpor
General Partner at Beta.Ventures
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Evgeny Bazhan
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Adedeji Olowe
CEO at Trium Networks Limited
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Massimo Aliberti
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Josh Okpata
Venture Partner at MEST Africa
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Lwazi Wali
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Mckevin Ayaba
Founder of Southern Africa Startup Awards
CEO of Setup A Startup

We help early-stage startups develop into financially stable companies through our Entrepreneurship Enable Programme (EEP), then connect them to potential investors. SASA award best sta
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Roman Nikitov
Head of ICU Ventures
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Marc Wesselink
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Lee Greene
Managing Director of HealthInc: A healthtech scale-up accelerator and Chairman of the Explanate Group. As a digital health serial entrepreneur Lee leverages his wealth of knowledge and seasoned experience to help drive the growth of life-changing startups
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Ik Kanu
Founding Partner at Atlantica Ventures, Kauffman Fellow Class 23. Experienced in the technology, media and telecom space: Private Equity, Venture Capital, strategy and operations consulting, technology commercialization and due diligence, business modelli
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Fabrice Boullé
Managing at Partner Compass Venture Capital
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Kate Yuan
Venture partner and startup advisor based in Silicon Valley
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Amine Berraoui
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Mary Glazkova
Venture Partner at Mindrock Capital
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Mayuresh Raut
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SEA Fund.
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Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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ORGANISERS

Startups pitching live

Nawah Scientiifc
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Redbird
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Nadia by EligiusHealth
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The Why Corporation
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Wellvis Health
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AGENDA

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  • Introduction from organizers: 3.00 pm CAT





  • Pitch Competition: 3.15 - 5.00 pm CAT





  • Networking: 5.00 - 6.30  pm CAT





Each founder will have 6 minutes: 3 minutes for a pitch, and 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions from Judges.



Based on the results of the Judges’ voting, one startup will be chosen as the winner.





Online Event: Coronavirus Battle Africa,
May 5, 2020

Startup.Network team and Africa Impact Fund (co-organizer) are grateful to all the participants, juries, partners, and guests of our Coronavirus Battle in Africa that was held online on May 05, 2020.

Special thanks to our Jury Expert Board:
Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder at Startup.Network
Jordan Wahbeh, Partner at Andra Capital, Managing Partner at Bay Angels
Philip Kiracofe, CEO at Startupbootcamp
Evgeny Bazhan, Head of Global Project Operations and Startup Relations at IxD Capital
Kabir Mohamed, Founder and Director of Business Development at DNA Capital.
Nomso Kana, Board Member of Seda
Ruchi Dana, Partner at Dana Group
Roman Nikitov, Head of ICU Ventures Roman leads seed and series A round investments into innovative companies in Central and Eastern Europe
Gbolade Okeowo, Gbolade is an Investment Associate at Kuramo Capital Management
Katjana Kammin, Venture Partner at MEST Africa.
Karim Hussein, Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures

Kayode R. Temenu, Vice President Operations at CardinalStone Capital Advisers (Private Equity)
Ian Ziddah, Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital, Accra, Ghana.
Babatunde Ogunleye-Johnson, Partner at Le Bleu Ventures Ltd
Ik Kanu, Founding Partner at Atlantica Ventures
Marc Wesselink, General Partner at Venturerock
Victoria Mehran, Associate at Expert Dojo
Ebenezer Arthur, CEO at Wangara Green Ventures
Ross Jenvey, Partner at Kingson Capital
Sanville Moses, CEO at Waymaker Venture SA

Mckevin Ayaba, Africa Partner of Global Startup Awards
Alesimo Mwanga, Project Director Yeep Africa
Mohamed Warda, Founder & CEO at CoatConnect
Percy Gumbi, Partner at CVC Africa Capital Partners
Ovo Emorhokpor, General Partner at Beta.Ventures
Abel Boreto, Investment Associate at Novastar Ventures
Abraham Van Wyk, General Partner at Acquipharma, CEO at TCD Global
Anton Dzyatkovskii, Co-Founder at Platinum QDAO Software & Blockchain Engineering
Mary Glazkova, Venture Partner at Mindrock Capital
Paul Adonis Peters, MD/CEO, Capital Portfolio & Investment Systems (CAPIS) Limited
Hesham Salah, Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures, Principal at IEG Advisors, a Division of International Enterprise Group

Roberto Croci, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA at Microsoft
Kate Yuan, Venture partner and startup advisor based in Silicon Valley.
Mayuresh Raut, Managing Partner | SEA Fund
Amine Berraoui, Co-founder of Africa Impact Partners
Lwazi Wali, Head of Venture at Founders Factory Africa
Volker Heistermann, Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund
Damilola Olawoye, Vise President at Synergy Capital Managers
Maxim Gorbachev, Managing Partner at Unicorn Capital Partners and Chairman of the Board of directors at a diagnostic company UNIM
David Ogundeko, Founder/CEO at Funema
Bolaji Akinola, Venture Partner at Future Hub

Lee Greene, Managing Director of HealthInc
Elina Aleinikova, Ventures Analyst focused on Travel and Hospitality at Plug and Play,
ChiBuzor Elodimuor, Founding Partner at Kernel Fund, Founder/CEO at HEYCH
Sinovuyo Mambi, Regional Partner at Faster Capital
Teppo Kettula, Managing Partner at Limerock Fund Manager
Kirill Babich, Venture Builder at Swiss Startup Factory
Josh Okpata, Venture Partner at MEST Africa
Abdelrahman Mohamed, Venture Partner of Faster Capital, CEO/Founder of The Lean Company

The event was started with a Startup.Network introduction and presentation of the global social initiative:
The Coronavirus Battles - a series of online events that will help startups on all continents that are fighting this global threat or searching for a way to produce much more quickly needed equipment to save people’s lives all over the world and help businesses to survive through this tough restriction period.

Link to the Live Stream https://www.facebook.com/StartupN/videos/607583176768417/
Press-release in social media: LinkedInFacebook
*Feel free to share a word about the event.

VC industry all over the world comes together for a great cause!
 

The second part of the Battle was devoted to the Pitch Session. 

We had а winner of the Coronavirus Battle! 

The first place winner is:

NAWAH Scientific
Online destination to outsource your scientific experiments
https://startup.network/company/414237.html
The Winner of the Coronavirus Battle will participate at the Unicorn CUP – Silicon Valley Finals.

The second place went to:

Redbird
Digital daily risk factor check-in for remote triage
https://startup.network/company/414391.html

The third place went to:

7keema
Digital healthcare 
https://startup.network/company/414326.html


All participating startups are listed here:
https://battle.startup.network/events/412212/#startups
To find a startup's pitch deck please click on the startup logo on the event page.
 

Many thanks to our Global Sponsors: 

 Network VC California Seed Fund 


ICU Ventures  is a Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe making late seed and series A investments across the tech spectrum.
ICU Ventures is part of the ICU Group, an independent asset management firm founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING. It is one of the largest and most diversified asset managers in the CEE region.
 

SILICON VALLEY Syndicate club


Dear Partners, please accept our deepest thanks for your support and saying a word of mouth about the event

Global Startup Awards - Southern Africa
Coat Connect
Expert DOJO

To check the forthcoming events, please, follow our announcements: https://battle.startup.network/events/

We deeply appreciate your involvement and look forward to meeting you at our events again.

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