TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
The African Network
Press Release

TANCon 2006 – The African Network’s inaugural conference – has now opened registration to all prospective attendees

SAN FRANCISCO –CA – August 9, 2006 – The African Network (TAN), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of entrepreneurship and technology in Africa and among people of African descent worldwide, today announced that registration for its inaugural annual conference TANCon 2006 has started. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 14 2006 at the Grand Hyatt hotel located at Union Square, San Francisco.

“We are very excited about the potential impact of TAN and TANCon 2006 on Africa’s growth potential both in technology and entrepreneurship,” stated Peter Alfred-Adekeye, Chairman and founder of TAN. “The response to TANCon has been encouraging and we anticipate that this is the first of many successes to come.”

The theme for TANCon 2006 is “Fostering African Entrepreneurship”, to reflect the growing number of African entrepreneurs in business today, and to showcase to the world Africa's limitless intellectual and economic capital. This year’s attendees include seasoned, as well as first-time entrepreneurs, business leaders, venture capitalists and investment bankers interested in learning first-hand how to successfully invest in technology and in Africa.

TANCon will bring an impressive lineup of speakers to its October 14, 2006 annual inaugural conference.

For additional information on TANCon 2006, please visit www.tancon.org.

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About TAN

Founded in 2004, The African Network (TAN) is the fastest growing nonprofit association in the USA dedicated exclusively to helping entrepreneurs – from Africa and the African diaspora – build successful businesses, across a variety of technology driven industries through networking, education and mentoring.

TAN's primary mission is to create the necessary ecosystem to help entrepreneurs succeed in technology. Part of TAN’s mission is to also showcase Africa to the world as the next viable economic center and one of the fastest growing emerging markets, with the intention of generating interests and investments in science and technology.

TAN accomplishes its mission through the work of numerous volunteers who help with TAN’s programs.

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