TANCon2008 - August 2008 - Next Frontier in Business: Propelling Africa to New Heights
The African Network
Welcome Note Speakers Why Attend?

Welcome to TANCon2008 - Ghana
The inaugural 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 “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.

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.

Last Conference

African Opportunity Fund (AOF)
FE Jordan Associates, Inc.
Busy Internet, Accra, Ghana
http://www.busyinternet.com/ and http://www.africanopportunityfund.com/

Good Morning America (GMA)
Access Point Africa (APA)
Ghana Chartered Institute of Bankers

Internet Solutions (IS)
Super Paper Products Limited (SPPC LTD)

WAASPS Aviation for Development



Keynote Speakers
Dorothy K. Gordon Frederick E. Jordan Estelle Akofio-Sowah

Dorothy K. Gordon
Ghana’s Advanced Information
Technology Institute

Patrick Awuah

University Founder

Ashesi University

Estelle Akofio-Sowah
Managing Director


Distinguished Panel Speakers
Leila Chirayath Uzoma Dozie

Leila Chirayath

Founder and CEO

Market for Change

Uzoma Dozie

Executive Director of Retail Banking

Diamond Bank

Yaw Owusu Eghosa Omoigui

Yaw Owusu


Ghana Cyber Group

Eric M.K Osiakwan

Executive Secretary

African Internet Service Providers Association

Lekan Odugbesan John Njoku

Lekan Odugbesan

Senior Associate

Kingdom Zephyr African Management (KZAM)

John Njoku

Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planing
Imo State, Nigeria

Conrad Coyanda-Parkzes Emeka Okafor

Conrad Coyanda-Parkzes


AccessPoint Africa, Inc.

Emeka Okafor

Entrepreneur and Director

TED Global 2007

William M. Guyster Richard Osei-Anim

WIlliam M. Guyster


Good Morning Africa

Richard Osei-Anim
Founder and CEO
Richard Anim Group


Craig Calfee Sam Mensah

Craig Calfee

Calfree Design

Dr. Sam Mensah

Financial Economist and Investment Banking Consultant
SEM Group Limited

George Y. Amoah Jonathan Porter

George Y. Amoah
Bayfield Global systems


Jonathan Porter
Managing Director
WAASP Aviation
Development, Accra, Ghana

Folabi Esan Jerry Okolo

Folabi Esan

Founding Partner
Adlevo Capital Africa

Jerry Okolo
Executive Vice Chairman
GeoQinetiq Limited



Mohamed hersi Estelle Akofio-Sowah

Mohamed Hersi President/Chairman
AfGlobe Communications

Estelle Akofio-Sowah
Managing Director


Boahemaa Ntim Tricia Chirumbole

Boahemaa Ntim
eJOBS Ghana

Tricia Chirumbole
Investors Without Borders

Anthony Kweku Siaw Gregory Eid

Anthony Kweku Siaw
Investment Analyst
Venture Capital Trust Fund

Gregory Eid
Founder & CEO
Teledata ICT

You can benefit from:

  • Listening to fortune 500 industry-leaders share their personal experiences in close proximity
  • Networking and interacting with panelist from the entrepreneurial ecosystem - Venture Capitalists, Lawyers, Investment Bankers etc
  • Learning the Dos and Don'ts of startups from serial entrepreneurs
  • Participating in thought provoking life lessons from business veterans
  • Understanding the intricacies of venture financing
  • Peeking into upcoming technological breakthroughs
  • Learning more about one of the fastest growing emerging market - Africa
  • Networking, networking, networking.