There seems to be a major disconnect between what investors and entrepreneurs are looking for. Investors continue to say that they can’t find good businesses to invest in while entrepreneurs are getting frustrated that they can’t get the funding they need for their businesses to grow. With this type of situation nobody wins.

Join us on Thursday April 14 for a twitter chat with Kenyan investor, entrepreneur and business mentor Laila Macharia on understanding what investors want. If you’re not sure how to effectively communicate with investors, get them interested in your business or even find them, then you need to join this chat.

Follow She Leads Africa on twitter and use the hashtag #SLAChats to ask your questions and participate in the discussion.

Topics that we’ll cover: 

  • What are investors looking for in a new business?
  • If you don’t know any investors how can you start to develop relationships with them?
  • What areas do you believe young entrepreneurs are the weakest?
  • What are the industries and companies that you’re most excited about to change Africa?
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about leadership?

Twitter Chat Details:

  • Date: Thursday April 14, 2016
  • Time: 12:00pm WAT // 2:00pm EAT
  • Location: Follow She Leads Africa on twitter and use the hashtag #SLAChats
Understanding what investors want - Laila Macharia
About Laila Macharia: 

Raised in Kenya, Namibia and Somalia, Laila Macharia is currently an Angel Investor based in Nairobi. The current Vice Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, the leading national business association, she also serves as a non-executive director at the Barclays Bank of Kenya as well as at Centum, the largest listed private equity firm in East and Central Africa.

Admitted to practice law in New York and Kenya, Laila holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon, a JD and LL.M from Cornell University and a doctorate in law from Stanford University, all in the US. She was honoured in 2010 as a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative and in 2012, was named one of the Top 20 Women to Watch in Africa by the Times of London.

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