The Open Mic Africa Summit was a two-day African event produced by the MIT Legatum Center in conjunction with Mastercard Foundation to bring together leaders from the MIT and local entrepreneurship communities to celebrate Africa’s vibrant and rising entrepreneurial scene. The goal of the event is to inspire, celebrate and honor the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through principled entrepreneurship, engage MIT’s African community and a create meaningful dialogue among all stakeholders. The 2018 edition which took place in Nairobi and served as the award ceremony for the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, MIT’s flagship competition on financial inclusion in Africa. The event unveiled and celebrated the winners of the African region of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC).
MIT’s brief was to create a networking session and manage logistics for the various attendees from various parts of the world. We provided a seamless execution while creating a warm and inviting environment at Radisson Blu for all stakeholders to network.