INNOPOWER Going Global Summit powered by Business Africa Online in partnership with Afrigrants

About this event


The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business and modernization is thrusting the continent from the world's margins to the global mainstream. There is tremendous promise in the dynamism and ingenuity of Africa's entrepreneurs. The region’s abundant world-class innovation and talent are increasingly being harnessed to improve lives and generate wealth. InnoPower is working to develop a stronger pipeline of awareness and access to Africa's talent and solutions, especially in Nigeria and West Africa regions.

InnoPower's Going Global Summit presented by Business Africa Online, in partnership with Afrigrants, intends to amplify, connect, and support emerging leaders in Africa and beyond who design, launch and scale businesses making an impact across the world.


  • Amplify: enabling emerging African leaders and businesses
  • Entrepreneurship: providing African entrepreneurs with access to resources, training and finance
  • Connection: introducing US-based businesses and service providers to Africa's innovators
  • Advocacy: increasing the viability of Africa as a region for economic development partnerships


InnoPower, LLC and Recorder Media Group will host the 2021 edition of their annual conference on June 14-18. The expanded InnoPower Minority Business Week will feature five days of in-person and virtual programming that aim to address the societal and economic gaps COVID-19 amplified. Learn more at




  • Alaba Ayinuola

    Alaba Ayinuola

    Business Africa Online (BAO)

    Founder & CEO

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  • Chigozie Chukwu

    Chigozie Chukwu

    Organizing Committee

  • Ifeanyi Alexander Ekeh

    Ifeanyi Alexander Ekeh

    Business Africa Online (BAO)

    Finance & Strategy

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  • Emil Ekiyor

    Emil Ekiyor


    Founder & CEO

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  • Thelma Ekiyor

    Thelma Ekiyor

    Afrigrants Foundation

    Founder & Chairperson

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  • Jason Williams

    Jason Williams

    Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

    Managing Director

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