Afrinection aims to connect African professionals

Afrinection is an integrated professional networking, jobs, marketing and investment identification platform launched in September 2016 in response to what the founder saw as a critical void in the African community (diaspora as well as on-continent.) This being the lack of a dedicated platform enabling African professionals (or those whose professional background is focused on Africa), entrepreneurs and jobseekers to connect with fellow professionals, prospective investors or prospective employers. With regard to Afrinection's vision, the founder Kifle Bantayehu notes, "my vision for Afrinection was to develop a “one-stop shop” platform enabling these meaningful connections to be made across the globe as well as Africa, providing a niche community where, for example, employers seeking to hire African talent would quickly be able to navigate country and industry to find the right candidate for their job opening."

He  adds, "in summary, this vision is, as an African, to have a community we may call “our own,” highlighting the dynamic African professional, the rich talents of African entrepreneurs to prospective investors and consumers, and also to highlight the talented African jobseeker seeking employment. African solutions to African challenges."

The Afrinection web platform offers the ability to identify entrepreneurs for prospective investment opportunities, jobseeker talent to fill vacancies, and subject matter experts/professionals of African descent (or whose expertise focuses on Africa) via a fully-searchable network page. The network page is searchable by country as well as industry. You can also gain greater visibility for your brand/product/service by registering as an advertising partner (a one-time fee of USD$25) and having a permanent advertisement placed on the Afrinection website as well as initial social media posting to our 20k plus social media followers.

Communication among members is easy. They can send quick chat messages in real-time, follow profiles of and sending direct inbox messages to registered companies/organizations and individuals on Afrinection.

Kifle notes, "it is my vision that Afrinection will grow into the largest online platform for African professionals, entrepreneurs, jobseekers and those seeking to invest in African owned businesses or hire African talent. When someone asks the question, “I want to invest in Africa, where can I find such opportunities?” it is my goal that the resounding first answer will be, “Afrinection!” Afrinection is a platform enabling meaningful connections as well as visibility." This follows the mindset that the more companies/organizations and individuals who register a profile with Afrinection, the stronger the network available to establish fruitful professional relationships and broader visibility. By creating such a community, Africa’s socio-economic future may continue to prosper. Together, we are one.

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