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Title: TAN August Event: Creating Strategic and Tactical Solutions for African Businesses

Date:Thursday, August 23, 2012; 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue:Fenwick and West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View CA 94041

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Title: TAN March Event: Solar Magic Box

Date:Thursday, March 29, 2012; 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue:Fenwick and West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View CA 94041

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Title: Harvesting African Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Promotion of Trade and Commerce between the USA and Africa

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Venue:Fairmont Hotel San Jose, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

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Title: Astia 2011 Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Program

Date:Monday, October 10 - Saturday, October 15, 2011

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What is The African Network?

he African Network, TAN, is a global non-profit organization with the sole mandate of fostering entrepreneurship and technology among people of African descent. TAN was founded in Silicon Valley, California in 2004 to provide a support structure and network for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and community leaders worldwide. The objective of TAN is to leverage all available resources through networking, education, training, and mentoring to develop entrepreneurship and enable community development among all people of African descent.

TAN accomplishes these aspects of fostering entrepreneurship and community development through two of its programs: TAN Conference (TANCon) and TAN Empowerment program (TEP). TANCon is now organized annually on two continents - Africa and the United States of America (USA). Its main purpose is to create an ecosystem where entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, business leaders, community leaders and policy makers network and discuss investments, business opportunities and other issues of relevance to all people of African Descent on a global level.

With this purpose of fostering entrepreneurship comes the giving-back to the community aspect of the organization known as the TAN Empowerment Program (TEP). The main aim of the TEP program is to mentor, train, educate and equip future entrepreneurs, especially the youth, with resources needed to take that leap of faith. In addition, TEP tends to focus on low-income, needy, under-served and less privileged communities with a view to mobilizing resources that could be used to uplift them. These resources could come in the form of mentoring, training, coaching and affordable physical resources that can make a difference in their lives.


Featured Event

TANCon 2012

May 18-19, 2012

The Hilton Hotel, San Jose, California

Chair, TANCon USA
Paschal Iwuh


Photos from TANCon USA 2010

October 30th, 2010
8:00 am - 7:00pm

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara California

Chair, TANCon 2010
Biniam Woldemariam


View Photos from TANCon USA 2008

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