Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wharton African business conference

Wharton African MBA students are having their annual forum on Saturday Nov. 10th 2007. I have been to this annual event many times and will probably attend this year. I hope to see some of you there.

Save the date for the

Wharton Africa Business Forum

November 9 – 10

Jon M. Huntsman Hall, The Wharton School

Register here today!

Featured panels include:

Energy: Managing the scramble for Africa’s natural resources Technology: Competing globally in services by adapting proven technologies Entrepreneurship: Success stories in African entrepreneurship Venture Capital and Private Equity: Promoting the development of small
and medium scale enterprises Culture and Arts Business: Realizing the export potential
of sports, African art, films, music and fashions

The Wharton Africa Business Plan Competition

The 2007 Wharton Africa Business Plan Competition (WABPC) will take place on Saturday November 10, 2007. The competition will be a key component of the 2007 Wharton Africa Business Forum and is organized to promote entrepreneurship in Africa. The WABPC will be conducted in 3 rounds. Finalists are eligible to win up to $3,000 in prizes.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Due date for Submission of an Executive Summary of the Business Plan along with a completed application form.

Saturday, November 3,2007

Candidates elected for round 2 will be announced.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

6 applicants selected from the Phase 1 pool pitch plans to Phase 3 jury and before conference participants.

A full explanation of the competition is provided in the WABF web page:

http://www.whartonglobal.com/Africa/businesspitch.html

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