Last week Friday saw the launch of the Celebrating Africa’s Finest Entrepreneurs™ (CAFE) Event Series as part of the line up of Social Media Week events in New York City. The CAFE Event Series is the brainchild of Mayven PR, and aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of the African entrepreneur (Afropreneur) while also providing an empowering environment where entrepreneurs can Network. Engage. Be Informed.
For the inaugural event of the series, Mayven PR partnered with IBOM LLC and SMWNYC to host a panel session on ‘Social Media for the African Entrepreneur’, that featured well experienced professionals in the social media field; they were Janel Martinez of Black Enterprise, Zandile Blay of Huffington Post and Farai Gundan of Forbes Africa/Farai Today.
The panel was hosted by Janell Hazelwood of Black Enterprise, and attendees were fully engaged in the discussion from start to finish. A wealth of knowledge and social media tips was shared not just from the panelists, but from the attendees as well. The panel session was followed by a networking mixer. Emma Cheppy (@emmacheppy) described her experience at the CAFE Event as “…the best Africans in NY networking event I’ve been to. Informative, well organized and definitely needed.”
The organizers (Mayven PR and IBOM LLC) are thankful to all sponsors and partners for their support in putting together this great event. Apologies also go out to Ms. Uduak Oduok who was unable to join the panel due to technical difficulties experienced pre-event.
Enjoy more event pictures below – and to read more about the event, follow the tweets via #smwAfropreneur.
For more information on future events or about Mayven PR and IBOM LLC please visit:
www.mayvenpr.com | @MayvenPR | @IBOMLLC