Mr Jerry Agudogo, President and cofounder of Sky Nations Systems, represented the company at the first annual African Students’ Association symposium titled “AID: The Bigger Picture”. The event focused on the development of the continent’s potential through an emphasis on entrepreneurship as well as initiatives focused on socio-economic changes custom geared to the continent’s specific problems. SNS was one of the few companies invited to engage the university community in this amazing symposium. According to Agudogo, the high unemployment rate of many of these countries only point to entrepreneurship as a vital component of Africa’s economic boom. An investment in technology is a direct investment in the continents’ economic success. There are so many individuals in this country with university degrees’ that it’s probably not that hard seeing masters student working at fast food restaurant, this isn’t because their degrees are not recognized. The symposium featured the other amazing individuals like Dr. Philip Mwimanzi of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Mr Craig Van Der Meer founder of Schools Building Schools, a charitable initiative dedicated to providing funds and resources for the construction of vocational (trades) schools in rural Uganda And Dr. Morten Jerven (Ph.D. Economic History, London School of Economics, 2008), an Assistant Professor in the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Currently Dr. Jerven is working on linking the work on post-colonial economic development with the economic history of colonial Africa.