Financials Author: WIM Committee, Adannou Massoud Abdoulaye Editor: Luke Sheehan Nov 16, 2020 08:18 PM (GMT+8)

It is often argued that you need to have enough confidence in your business to invest in it yourself, or you can't expect anyone, including government sources or banks, to invest in it. When you approach investors, whether they are family and friends, government sources, banks, the general community or equity investors, one of the first things they will ask is – how much have you invested into the business?

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On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation.

During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.

Salum Awadh is the CEO of SSC Capital, a corporate advisory and investment management firm.  He will be speaking about the Different Ways to finance Innovation from our Chapter Africa at WIM2020

He is as well head of a corporate advisory and investment management firm, is best placed to enlighten us on the different ways to boost and finance innovative ventures. His firm offers services in Strategy Consulting, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Training, BPO services, and Impact & Advisory. Salum also founded Tanzania Venture Capital Network, Tanzania Angel Investors Network and Wengi Equity Crowdfunding.

He holds an MBA in Finance, is a Chartered International Investment Analyst (CIIA), and a certification in Islamic finance and banking with Charted Institute of Management of Accountant UK, together with a Professional Certificate in Capital Investment Techniques with Metropolitan School of Business and Management.

His wealth of knowledge inevitably turned him to also a Public speaker, Angel Investor and Author. Among his books, 'Dare or Die: The Courage to Pursue your Dream', 'Smart-up your Start-up', and 'Where is the Money? - Ask the VC.’

In his consulting work, he has worked with government institutions, MNCs, corporate firms, international organizations, SMEs, NGOs and HNWIs. He is a board member of UN Global Compact (Tanzania Chapter) and is a member of National Entrepreneurship Development Committee.

SSC Capital CEO Salum Awadh said at the launch of the online platform dubbed Wengi Equity Crowdfunding that it will "allow entrepreneurs raise minimum capital of US$21,500 in only six months period to invest in existing businesses or community problem-solving projects".

Salum also gives back to society…

Through Dar es Salaam based Sustainable Solutions Consultant Company Limited (SSC Capital) he launched a crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital to invest in growing their businesses. Awadh said that "the initiative which is dedicated to helping business start-ups, entrepreneurs and small-sized companies raise capital, also allows interested investors to inject money to support businesses.”

We can't wait to hear from him on Ways of Financing Innovation at WIM2020.  Stay tuned!

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, WIA are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.

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Register for the event

We sincerely welcome you to join WIM2020 on December 9-11, 2020.

Click here to register and you will receive:

[Global Trends] Key insights from 11 Industry and Overseas Chapters made available to you for all three days of WIM2020.

[Insightful Conversation] Connect with 120 top-notch global speakers, listen to their perspectives and interact with them online.

[Innovative Community] Join an exclusive network of 10,000 professionals to participate in discussions and gain first-hand information from fellow participants.

[Business Networking] Gain 1:1 business-connect opportunity to launch or speed up partnerships worldwide.

[Comprehensive Report] Exclusive in-depth research reports will be delivered right to your mailbox.

Free tickets, Premium tickets and Platinum all-inclusive tickets are on sale. Presale and group ticket options are also available, don't miss this opportunity!

Join the WIM2020 family and become a member of the World Innovation Community, participating in a technology and innovation carnival that connects the world right at your doorstep, all while drawing a special end to the extraordinary 2020!


If you would like to become/recommend a speaker, discuss cooperation opportunities or media partnerships, apply for the World Innovators Awards or to be a volunteer, please click here to fill in the WIM2020 Cooperation Form (we recommend you to do so on a computer). We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you and welcome!

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