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Welcome to TANCon2009
The annual conference of
The African Network - TAN.

TANCon is the world’s sole event of its kind for entrepreneurs of African descent. The target audience includes entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 business leaders, venture capitalists, investment bankers, government policy makers and other entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations.

Our theme this year is “Africa: Uncovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities", to provide future and current entrepreneurs the tools needed to establish and develop successful companies

About TAN
TAN is a global non-profit organization with the sole mandate of fostering entrepreneurship and technology in Africa and among people of African descent worldwide.

TANCon 2009 Team

  • Marie Ange Eyoum
  • Paschal Iwuh
  • Luc Tengueu
  • Delali Attiogbe
  • Isaac Rutenberg
  • Sade Sobande
  • Olufemi Dosunmu
  • Adlina Hamid
  • Gordon Williams
  • Kojo Appiah
  • Biniam Woldemariam
  • Chris Enedah
  • Taneh Worjoloh
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Keynote & Guest Speakers

Frank Greene

Founder & CEO
New Vista Capital

Sean Maloney

Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel Architecture Group

Dr. Lawrence Spinelli
OverseasPrivate Investment Corporation (OPIC)


Hortense Dodo-Konan

NgateGen, Inc. 
(A biotech Start-Up Company)

Distinguished Panel Speakers

Shantanu Basu

Of Counsel
Mintz Levin

Fred Swaniker

Founder & Chief
Executive Officer
African Leadership

Barry Kramer

Fenwick & West LLP

William Guyster

Good Morning Africa

Guy Kamgaing-Kouam CEO
Mobile X

Carol Sands

Founder & Managing Director
Halo Funds

Linda Jenkinson

Founder and Managing Director
WOW Investments

Brian Lehnen

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Village Enterprise

Steve Yencho

Water of Life

Chad Larson

Mecene Investment

Anatole Kratigger

Expert in Intellectual
Property Issues in Emerging markets

Tricia Chirumbole

Investors Without Borders

Faye Biggs

Intel Fellow

Victor Mbarika

Founding Executive Director
International Center for Information Tech. and Development Southern University

Isaac Rutenberg

Patent Agent
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Kunle Olukotun

Stanford University

Ashifi Gogo


David Gilson

Partner – Intellectual Property Expert
Spoor & Fisher

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani
President/Chief Executive Office Medallion Communications Limited

Martin J. Fisher

KickStart International

Kannan Pashupathy

Director of Africa Engineering

Rajiv P. Patel
Partner - Intellectual Property Group
Fenwick & West LLP

Hazel Gachoka

Services Marketing Manager
Cisco Systems

Marie-Ange Eyoum

TANCON 2009 Chair

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