Ben White – VC4A Founder, Director & CEO– Netherlands, United States
Ben has been venturing in the African technology and media space since 2003, launching AfricaNews.com as one of the first pan-African news websites. He has done ethnographic research on the emergence of software cultures in Kampala, Uganda, developed an ICT Entrepreneurship portfolio at the Humanistic Institute for Development (Hivos), and taught classes in digital entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam. Ben is also co-founder of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of innovation hubs, and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN). Ben is on the board of ActivSpaces, a Cameroon based incubator, and in 2007 he founded VC4A, an online platform and network organization for starting entrepreneurs. An angel investor and partner at Sanaga Ventures, Ben supports founders on a daily basis. He continues to seek out different ways he can contribute to the startup movement coming up globally.