Early stage companies in the Lagos area now have a new platform to present their innovations to the investment community.

I clearly remember the warm reception on my first arrival in Nairobi-Kenya, ready to start the one month Women's Venture Xchange program.

During the recent Global Partnerships Week (GPW), there was an interesting discussion about the WiSci Camp in Rwanda. This was a great example of what a public-private partnership can achieve.

Delegations from Nigeria, Zambia, Niger, Morocco and Egypt joined investors, entrepreneurs and policy-makers from 46 nations this week in Istanbul for the first ever World Business Angel Investment

In 2012 alone, 5.1 billion Euros were invested by angel investors in Europe, a 19 percent growth in comparison to 2011. The size of the angel community also increased to 261,000 business angels.

This is part of a series of blogs from the four entrepreneurs participating in the Women’s Venture Xchange-Africa initiative.

Every November, groups all over the world get together to celebrate innovators, problem solvers and startups during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).