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Think Africa, the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2), Futurice and UNTIL are bringing you this year the 3rd SLUSH side-event of a series of events that was started back in 2017.


Since then we have facilitated hundreds of connections through these events. This time around we are focusing on how to concretely Invest in startups in African countries. After this event you will feel more confident exploring that part of the world for investments. You will also have connected with over 10 startups from the region, many ecosystem players, as well as investment opportunities.


This just doesn't happen every day in Helsinki.


For whom: You are interested in learning about how to actually invest in startups in African countries, as well as connect with angels, VCs and startups in that part of the world. The Diaspora, Finns and everyone else with an interest in these are warmly welcome!


When: 19.11.2019, 17-21


Where: Futurice office , Kamppi (Annankatu 34 B)



  • 17:00-17:30 Registration
  • 17:30-17:35 Welcoming words by the Organizers
  • 17:35-18:45 SAIS BOOST UP Scale Up pitch competition
  • 18:45-19:00 Break
  • 19:00-19:35 Fireside chat: How to Invest in African startups.
  • 19:35-19:50 Think Africa pitch competition
  • 19:50-20:05 Futurice (topic tbc)
  • 20:05-20:10 Winners Announced
  • 20:10-21:00 Networking



  • Zachariah George, Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp
  • Jukka-Pekka Kärkkäinen, CEO, FCA Investment

Location and directions

Futurice, 34B Annankatu, Helsinki, Finland, 00100, Finland

About Think Africa

Think Africa is a non-profit and non-governmental organization composed of an extraordinary diverse community of individuals and entities that drive the mission of Think Africa. The organisation strives to make social and economic impact by empowering the African diaspora living in Finland and also building effective collaboration between Finland and African countries.