About CABN

The Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) is a Cambridge alumni and student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about business in Africa.

The mission of CABN is to stimulate a robust dialogue about business, investment andentrepreneurship in Africa, incorporating both practitioner and academic perspectives. It is our belief that increasing awareness and building networks between Cambridge and the broader Africa-focused business community will result in increased private sector-led development and economic growth on the continent. To fulfill our mission, the CABN is engaged in a variety of activities, including the organization of an annual conference and a speaker series for Cambridge students, faculty and the broader Africa-focused professional community.

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Beyond our conference, we aim to differentiate ourselves from comparable organisations by thinking boldly and creatively about making a substantive impact on the continent. This includes initiatives like:

  • Creating linkages with African universities and foundations in order to promote business education, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Cultivating new networks between investors including those in Cambridge’s Silicon Fen and African-based entrepreneurs and managers.
  • Promoting best practices in business leadership in Africa.