The African Network
Schedule

07:00 – 08:20

Registration and Breakfast

08:20 – 08:30

Welcome Address
TANCon USA 2009 Theme
TAN President & CEO – Paschal Iwuh

08:30 – 09:20

Morning Keynote Address
Frank Greene: “Leadership in Entrepreneurship

09:20 – 9:30

Networking Break

9:30 – 10:30

PANEL 1:  Entrepreneurial Innovations in Technology & Information Systems

  • Hazel Gachoka (Moderator)
  • Faye Biggs
  • Victor Mbarika
  • Kunle Olukotun
  • Kannan Pashupathy

10:30 – 10:40

Networking Break

10:40 – 11:40

PANEL 2: Deep Dive Into the Angel Investment World

  • Barry Kramer  (Moderator)
  • Carol Sands
  • William Guyster
  • Tricia Chirumbole

11:40 – 12:30

Noon Keynote Address
Sean Maloney: “An Outsider's View of Africa

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch & Speed Networking Session

  • Venture Capital
  • Angel Investment
  • Biotechnology
  • Telecommunication/ICT
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Microfinance
  • Import-Export / International Trading
  • Social Entrepreneurship.

13:30 – 14:30

PANEL 3: Social Entrepreneurship: a Fad or a Reality for Africa?

  • Linda Jenkinson (Moderator)
  • Brian Lehnen
  • Steve Yencho
  • Chad Larson
  • Martin Fisher

14:30 – 14:40

Networking Break

14:40 – 15:10  

Firechat on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Biotechnology – Taking the Lead”
Guest Speaker: Hortense Dodo

15:10 – 16:10

PANEL 4: Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Letting your Ideas Make Money and Attract Investors

  • Isaac Rutenberg (Moderator)
  • Shantanu Basu
  • David Gilson
  • Anatole Krattiger
  • Rajiv Patel

16:10 – 16:15

Networking Break

16:15 - 17:15

PANEL 5: Insights from Current Entrepreneurs:  The Trivial Secrets That Are Not Often Talked About

  • Tricia Chirumbole (Moderator)
  • Fred Swaniker
  • Ashifi Gogo
  • Hortense Dodo
  • Ikechukwu Nnamani
  • Guy Kamgaing-Kouam

17:15 – 18:00

Evening Keynote Address
Lawrence Spinelli: “Investing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities"

18:00 – 18:15

Conference Closure
TANCon09 Closing Comments and Key Learning
TANCon09 USA Chair – Marie-Ange Eyoum

18:00 – 21:00

Networking - Cultural Exhibition