2017 AFRICA TECH DAY
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2017 AFRICA TECH DAY

2017 AFRICA TECH DAY

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86 PAUL STREET

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EC2A 4NE

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INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH ENTREPRENEURS


During the 2017 London Fintech Week (7-14 July 2017) , Angelus Consulting LTD will run a 24hr hackathon/start-up style event where software developers, entrepreneurs, IT designers and marketing managers will collaborate with TechCity experts across Africa & London. Teams will join forces to build new products, present them on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and compete for a variety of prizes. As the Internet expands across Africa, it has become a launching pad for a new generation of digital entrepreneurs. Paga is emerging as a key player in mobile payments, and Mi-Fone has sold more than a million low-cost mobile phones across the continent.Success stories like these are attracting global investors and spurring the formation of local angel investor and venture capital networks. Incubators are also springing up across the continent, from Kenya’s iHub to South Africa’s JoziHub to Cameroon’s ActivSpaces and Nigeria’s Wennovation Hub.


OBJECTIVES


  • Bring together Africa-tech entrepreneurs and UK investors/ start-ups/ fintech experts to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems

  • Inspire tech entrepreneurs to look beyond existing frontiers

  • Encourage alliances with companies in Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa etc.

  • Present alternative way of financing like crowdfunding

  • Introduce programs to help start-ups get funds and scale up


WHY ATTEND ?


The Africa Tech Day is an opportunity to connect, build and pitch. Akinola Jones co-founder of Nigerian fintech start up Aella Credit, says “ the appeal of fintech to investors is based on its huge potential to solve a massive problem and reach millions of people “. We expect students and professionals from all backgrounds to bring in exciting ideas and take them as far as possible within 24 hours.This event will bring together business professionals, students who are passionate about Africa. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or simply learn a new skill that stretches them beyond their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the world of start-ups.


EVENT AGENDA


Day 1

08.30 Welcome and opening remarks

09.00 Keynote speaker or sponsors

09.15 Teams presentation

09.30 Hack starts

12.30 Lunch

13.15 After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

13.15 Breakout sessions like roundtables or interactive workshops

14.00 Hack continues

18.00 Breakout sessions like roundtables or workshops

18.30 Dinner

19.30 After -dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

20.30 Hack continues

Day 2

08.30 Breakfast

09.00 Hack continues

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Coach Meetings/Design clinic

14.00 Hack continues

18.00 Presentation Prep & Tech Check

18.30 Final presentations

19.30 Judging & Awards

20.30 Dinner & Networking

22.00 Wrap up


RULES


  • Individuals or teams can register.

  • Each team must have at least 1 UX designer, 1 developer and 1 business member.

  • Each team will have 6 members max (A waiting list will be opened).

  • Each team will partner with a company/hub/entrepreneur from Africa or an institution/company investing in the African market.

  • The organizer will suggest and welcome ideas around Fintech or new technologies.

  • Each team must choose a problem facing the African region that Fintech could solve. We therefore strongly recommend to reach out to African tech hubs.

  • Coaches and Mentors will assist teams.

  • What follows is a 24 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

  • The event culminates with presentations in front of entrepreneurial leaders which presents another opportunity for critical feedback.

  • Note: for those already registered, we will send another questionnaire to identify their skills (Development, UI Design or Business/marketing) and interests.

  • Individuals will be able to join/form groups via Eventbrite.

  • Specific information for attendees will be provided 3/4 months before the start of the event


SUPPORT / SPONSOR US


We invite corporations, startups and investors to support the 2017 AFRICA TECH DAY.

To receive the Sponsorship package contact the organizer.

We are looking for volunteers to join the organization team with the following skills:

* Sponsorships/ Marketing/Event Management

* Web design/IT

* Logistics

* Finance

To join us or for more information contact the organizer

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