tiphub | Channeling mentor & impact capital into African & African diaspora startups
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Building a venture for Africa is hard enough and even harder if you’re not keyed into the community of people who can become mentors, partners, investors, developers, customers and friends. We will connect you with potential co-founders, leading technology companies, emerging start-ups and potential customers that are specifically relevant to your venture, helping your product get traction.

tiphub provides access to our proprietary African startup & impact social enterprise deal flow to our Affinity network members and supports portfolio management of syndicates formed within.

Launching in the Summer of 2015, tiphub provides a unique start-up accelerator program and services. Our accelerator program fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas that target the African and African Diaspora market. We provide seed funding, strategic mentorship, perks, entrepreneurship-focused business training, and directly support our start-ups through an expansive network of partner entities, mentors and investors.

The backbone of our programs are the expansive network and depth of relationships with local and international industry experts, companies, CEO’s, managing directors, financial institutions large and small, academic institutions, innovators, media, service providers, governmental entities, NGO’s, development consultancies, etc. This lattice work of support and expertise creates the context and context our entrepreneurs can tap which opens doors and your own eyes to greater opportunities. tiphub provides a unique intersection linking each venture with established mentors in their field and in-country. Mentorship includes help with country logistics, technical issues, opening key customer relationships, and investor presentation. We firmly believe that key to all mentor/mentee relationships is honest and sometimes blunt communication and equal commitment on both sides.

Okezie Ofoegbu – Director at Aldwych Capital
Michael Oluwagbemi – Executive Partner of Wennovation Hub
Debbie Peters – Fund Manager & Consultant of AiQ Capital
Amini Kajunju – President of The Africa-America Institute (AAI)
W. Sherman Rogers – Professor at Howard University School of Law
Pape Samb – Chairman and CEO of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)
Enyo Kumahor – Managing Director, ThoughtWorks Africa
Ebele Okobi – Head of Public Policy, Africa at Facebook
James Mwangi – Executive Director of Dalberg Global Development

cutting-edge ideas
that target the
African and African
diaspora market




Chinedu Enekwe

Always a team builder, Chinedu Enekwe brings together communities, governments, organizations and businesses to find ways that use innovation to make the world better. Chinedu leverages his experience in development & project finance at the World Bank, serving in the front office of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation on the Power Africa Initiative and managing the Sub Saharan African office of a middle market investment bank to provide African innovators both small and large investment capital and advisement.

Chika Umeadi

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, IL and currently residing in the Nation’s Capital, Chika Umeadi brings social media innovation to businesses. Chika has worked with organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, Umeadi has always appreciated most, his work in filling the digital divide in low income and underdeveloped communities. From Technical Lead for One Laptop Per Child, to Social Media Coordinator for City Year Corps and most recently Project Manager for Trend Pro, a data analytics company targeted specifically for politicians and political issues.

Amanda Spann

Amanda Spann is a formally trained publicist and an avid innovation enthusiast who currently serves as the Communications and Content Manager for IBM Cloud Computing Category.Prior to IBM & tiphub, Amanda ran BRANDSPANpr, an innovation identity agency and served as Co-Founder and CMO of Blerdology, a tech social enterprise to support and engage the black tech community and the first organization to host community hackathons targeting African Americans. In her spare time Amanda directs the Socially Innovative community which hosts and promotes monthly gatherings for multicultural professionals and entrepreneurs in and around tech. The Florida State University and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, as one of BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, and as one of 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine.Visit her on twitter at @amandaspann or on her blog at BreakingtheBrand.com.

Adebayo Dawodu

With over a decade of tested experience in the tech industry, Adebayo Dawodu is a veteran in IT sourcing and brand development. His professional experience have received accolades from the likes of Accenture, Marriott International and other fortune 500 companies. His philanthropist efforts have benefited many nonprofit organization like Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Africa Needs U, and other religious organization both nationally and internationally.


Diaspora Demo day is a social impact startup showcase & the largest gathering
of African startups, entrepreneurs and angel investors outside of the continent
of Africa. The gathering presents emerging tech companies and social enterprises
focused on Africa and the African Diaspora from an assortment of different



The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking.
Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking (DDCH) is a global day of
advocacy and hackathon that pairs technologists
and community leaders to brainstorm on and build
out digital solutions for organization that
strengthen and support Diaspora communities
around the world


The tiphub startup accelerator programme and software
development firm Coders4Africa have partnered to
launch a Prototyping Fund, which offers entrepreneurs
up to US $25,000 is grant funding to build
a software prototype.

Seed Stage
Technology &
Social Impact


Based in Washington DC, tiphub business accelerator is an 8 week program that pairs early & growth stage ventures with industry mentors and US based peer and established companies.

Our intensive program is tailored specifically for technology and social impact entrepreneurs who seek to create traction in Africa and the African Diaspora. The resources provided empowers teams with the tools needed to build and scale for long term sustainability in a global market.

Leveraging our expansive cross continent network, tiphub and its partners source mentors, executives, successful entrepreneurs and strategic consultants specifically based upon your niche, interest and experience.

For four weeks of the program startups shadow an industry relevant leading entity that mirrors your organization’s values and provides addition human capital to scale and support their growth.

Tiphub Tracker


tiphub tracker is an investment tool to support due diligence in frontier and emerging markets on the continent of Africa. The platform leverages current data and analytics against factors that affect the various social, political and economic climates.

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Affinity Network


Affinity is an angel network exclusively founders & funders of early stage technology & social ventures serving African markets. Membership provides curated access to tiphub deal flow, dynamic tools of tiphub tracker &  relationships with top local lead angels & VCs in Africa. Sign up to learn more.

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