Senior Associate Soline Miniere served as a judge for the Seedstars World startup competition in Bamako. Seedstars gathers entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders in order to identify the most promising seed-stage startups from around the world.
Director of East Africa Wilmot Allen moderated a panel on power deal financing and structuring at the inaugural Africa MBA INDABA Investment Conference. Panelists included senior officials from Eskom, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South Africa Wind Energy Association and Power Africa
Director of East Africa and Wharton alumnus Wilmot Allen participated in a Wharton Business School delegation to Rwanda. The group met with President Kagame, senior government officials, leading businesses, and social entrepreneurs to discuss strategies to facilitate private investment into Rwanda.
Partner Tom Flahive was recently selected to be an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. Scholars are "selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action." At the festival, Mr. Flahive spoke on a panel on entrepreneurial ecosystems in frontier markets.
As Transaction Advisors to the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, CrossBoundary facilitated two deals profiled in EAVCA's Case Study Compendium: Ascent Capitals investment into a mobile money operator, Chims Africa (Uganda), and SGI's investment into a dairy processing company, Family Milk (Ethiopia).