2017 AFRICA TECH DAY
Inspiring the Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs.
As part of 2017 London Fintech Week, Angelus Consulting LTD is running a 24hr hackathon/start-up style event where software developers, entrepreneurs, computer scientists and IT designers will collaborate with TechCity experts across Africa & Europe. 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.
Africa is going digital. Only 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, but that share is rising rapidly as mobile networks are built out and the cost of Internet-capable devices continues to fall. More than 720 million Africans have mobile phones, some 167 million already use the Internet, and 52 million are on Facebook. The amount spent on Internet access and use alone could increase from $5.7 billion today to $35 billion in 2025.
As the Internet expands across Africa, it has become a launching pad for a new generation of digital entrepreneurs. In Nigeria alone, Konga and Jumia have become major online retailers, Paga is emerging as a key player in mobile payments, and Jobberman has created a digital marketplace for employers and job seekers. Elsewhere, 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.
The objectives of the Hackathon are as follow:
* Promote Innovation & Empower Tech Entrepreneurs across Africa.
* Design ground breaking products & build innovative Start-ups.
* Develop Partnerships between Universities, Corporations & Tech Hubs.
The London Fintech Week (7-14 July 2017) will showcase multi-nationals, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, governments, media and investors. https://fintechweek.com/
We invite corporations, startups, investors and sponsors to support the 2017 AFRICA TECH DAY.
We are looking for volunteers to join the organization team with the following skills:
* Sponsorships/ Marketing/Event Management
* Web design/IT
To join us or for more information contact the organizer.