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2017 AFRICA TECH DAY
Fri, Jul 7, 2017, 8:30 AM – Sat, Jul 8, 2017, 10:00 PM BST
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 Fintech experts . 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.
The event will take place at WAYRA UK. Wayra UK is a start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future_, a global entrepreneurship and innovation network.
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.
The tentative format for the event is as follows:
08.30 Welcome and opening remarks
09.00 Keynote speaker
09.15 Teams presentation
09.30 Hack starts
13.15 After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
14.00 Hack continues
18.00 Breakout sessions like roundtables or workshops
19.30 After -dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
20.30 Hack continues
09.00 Hack continues
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
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).
10 teams max
The organiser will provide challenges (ideas) and release them to the attendees.
Each team will tackle a problem facing the African region that Fintech could solve.
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 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:
* Web design/IT/software development
To join us or for more information contact the organizer