Speaker profile: Leslie Onyesoh from Kwanji

Africa is definitely rising. International tech powerhouses like Microsoft, Intel, Google and IBM are increasingly targeting Africa for investment, opportunity and growth. We’re hosting a dinner with the Africa Technology Business Network to build a bridge between the tech communities in the UK and Africa. The goal is to foster collaboration, skill sharing and co-innovation between the two tech ecosystems.

We’ve got a brilliant after dinner speaker lined up, Leslie Onyesoh, CEO and founder of Kwanji, a UK based tech start-up working to simplify foreign exchange mechanisms for small businesses. He started his business to make a change in the way international trade and payments are carried out, a system that, according to him, is unfair and unethical.

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He wants to create a level playing field for global e-commerce from which all businesses can benefit, regardless of size or location. Kwanji achieves this by developing a comprehensive and complementary suite of tools which together bring ‘point and click’ efficiencies to international trading. The Kwexc platform, the first service to be delivered by Kwanji, is an online foreign exchange portal which enables small businesses from all over the world to choose the best foreign exchange mechanism and transaction rate at the touch of a button. It can best be described as ‘Match.com’ for foreign exchange.

Leslie says:

“We saw that businesses are at a competitive disadvantage when trading internationally. Foreign exchange is complicated, time consuming and expensive- SMEs just do not have the expertise or resources to get the best deal. We have developed Kwexc to level the playing field.”

We hope you’ll join us for his fascinating talk and a chance to meet him and other entrepreneurs over a relaxed dinner. We’ll be dining on a 2 course meal at the lovely Green Restaurant in Clerkenwell.

Book your seat at the table on Thursday 23rd October here.

Let’s #MeetandEat

We’re happy to partner with Rackspace for this event:


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