5th Gran Canaria Summit. A bridge between businesswomen from Africa, America and Europe.

From 22 to 24 May 2019
V Gran Canaria Summit. Del 22 al 24 de mayo de 2019

The Gran Canaria Summit serves as a bridge between female entrepreneurs from Africa, America and Europe and presents a unique opportunity to support the ecosystem of regional entrepreneurship.

It aims to give international visibility to projects and startups launched by women, university students and entrepreneurs from the Canary Islands, with the support of the Heroikka Association, Casa África, the US Embassy and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Attendance at the 3-day event is free, but you must register to reserve a place since capacity is limited.

The events of the Gran Canaria Summit will take place in various venues: they will begin at Casa África on Wednesday 22 May, continue on Thursday 23 May in the auditorium of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and end on Friday 24 May in the Elder Building.

The programme planned for Wednesday 22 May at Casa África is as shown below, with the participation of Ms Khan and Ms Velasco, who were invited to this meeting by Casa África:

  • 6:00pm Welcome to the GC Summit 2019, Heroikka Association
  • 6:15pm Introduction to the Institutions: Casa África and the US Embassy - Stewart Tuttle, Counsellor for Public Diplomacy, US Embassy
  • 6:30pm Panel discussion: Ecosystems of Innovation for and by Women: Looking into Africa*
    • Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder of Women Get Funded and member of Sand Hill Angels.
    • Awamary Khan, Founder and CEO of Innovate Gambia and The Woman Boss
    • María Ángeles León, Co-Founder, Open Value Foundation, Impulse4Social
    • Pino Kyri, President, Heroikka Association
    • Nastasha Velasco, National Sales and Partnership Executive, Bridge for Billions

      (* The languages used in this panel discussion will be Spanish and English)

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