A collaborative space for bilingual entrepreneurs of African descent in Western Canada. We are excited to offer a monthly program that connects entrepreneurs to resources and a community of like-minded individuals to share experiences and learn new skills.
Starting a business can be a complex and challenging experience, especially for bilingual entrepreneurs of African descent. It requires a solid idea and business strategy and navigating an unfamiliar economic environment. That’s why Afro-Francopreneur Connect is here to help you succeed.
Our program offers a dynamic community of like-minded individuals who share similar experiences and challenges. By joining Afro-Francopreneur Connect, you will have access to skills development workshops, conferences, and networking events that can help you achieve your business goals.
We understand the unique challenges that come with being a bilingual entrepreneur of African descent in Western Canada. Afro-Francopreneur Connect is designed to be a united and collaborative space where you can connect with resources and others who share your journey in order to succeed in your project.
Here are some topics we will cover:
About the Host
Research market opportunities in sectors that interest you
Develop a solid business plan, taking into account the challenges associated with entrepreneurship
Determine sources of funding and grants available to entrepreneurs
Build a strong professional network to find potential clients and partners
Develop a strong and consistent online presence to reach a wider audience and promote your business.
This program will be led by our facilitator Christine Dikongue, Francophone economic & entrepreneurship development strategist at BIPOC Foundation. Christine Dikongue is also the founder and general manager of the consulting agency Akwaa; co-founder of the AfricaHacks platform; member of the board of directors of the Télévision francophone de l’Ontario (TFO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in management, innovation and entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Commerce at Queen’s University. She was named one of the most influential people of African descent at the United Nations General Assembly in 2019.
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Industries: Financial Services, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Trading
Skills: Business Planning, Corporate Strategy, Feasibility Reports, Financial Modeling (Budgeting and Forecasting), Fundraising
Ejemen Roluga is a corporate finance expert and strategy professional who has worked with some of the most successful Black-led early stage and growth phase companies across diverse industries and continents at different stages of their growth cycles, and in the process closed over US$50m+ in funding and M&As on this journey.