What Is ADIS?

The African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS) is an annual conference in Silicon Valley that celebrates and fosters the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Africans in the Diaspora and friends of Africa. The Symposium offers opportunity to dive deep into some of the hottest investment and development trends on the continent.

Why Attend?

ADIS offers a unique opportunity to experience the dynamism and ingenuity of the Diaspora and their friends to effect positive socio-economic change on the continent. The gathering is intentionally organized to inspire, inform and foster collaborations between participants.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business in Africa. The symposium offers them tangible takeaways including a network of like-minded individuals and tools about how to kickoff and grow their venture.
  2. Investors who want to participate in Africa’s economic boom. The symposium showcases Diaspora-led and Africa-focused investment opportunities and channels (active and passive) with the promise of significant social and financial returns.
  3. Social Change Agents – social entrepreneurs, innovators, representatives of government, foundations, multilateral agencies, universities and NGO’s.

ADIS 2017

“What a great job you have done! Your team and the event were splendid. We should endeavor to make this an annual event. We will be with you all the way.”

Eric V. Guichard, CEO Homestrings and Key sponsor of African Diaspora Investment Symposium

“Being present at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium assured me that there is another way of telling the story of Africa. My commitment to support the vision of Almaz Negash for the formation of ADN grew in bigger in leaps and bounds. I want to be part of birthing a new future for Africa.”

Musimbi Kanyoro, Ph.D

“Thank you for everything that you did to put on one of the absolute BEST conferences I have seen on diaspora investment! You galvanized a great group of people and mobilized them with an inspiring program. I was honored to be a part of it. If I can help in any way with follow-up, please let me know”

Prof. Liesl Riddle, The George Washington

Attendee Testimonials

Naiomi LundmanParticipant

This past weekend with ADN was special. When sharing with others about my weekend with ADN, I gave the analogy that it felt like I was with the founding fathers of America.

Jay PatelParticipant

Wow, just wow. Completely blown away by how great the conference was. In fact, it may be the best conference I've ever been to.

AnonymousSpeaker

Great job for a first symposium. More media and publicity on it around the valley next time. Has to become a must for local VC.