Berkeley Haas 2015 Africa Business Forum
The first ever Berkeley Haas Africa Business Forum took place in 2015. The theme was “Africa: The next frontier for mobile technology”. The sold-out event was evidence of the growing interest in Africa and was an energetic gathering of over 100 students, faculty, alumni and Bay Area professionals. The program included opening remarks by Berkeley-Haas Dean Lyons, a key note address by Sophia Bekele (Founder and Executive director of DotConnectAfrica), questions moderated by Haas Professor Shashi Buluswar, a diverse panel of Africa focused venture capitalists and tech-startup founders, and a case session where participants posed solutions to 3 African startups’ problems.