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Sep
21
Thu
The Digital and Financial Expo @ Kampala Serene Hotel
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
The Digital and Financial Expo @ Kampala Serene Hotel | Kampala | Uganda

Maximizing the Digital Dividend with Digital and Financial Inclusion. Kampala Serena 21-22 September 2017

The Digital and Financial Expo featuring  Digital Impact Awards Africa.

The Digital and Financial Expo is scheduled for 21-22 September 2017 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Maximizing digital dividend and financial inclusion is the expo theme because we believe in the transformative capacity of technology-based solutions.

The project includes an exhibition of innovations for products and services in the digital and financial services space and their application to the different economic sectors and industries such as agriculture, health, education, travel, hospitality, tourism, manufacturing etc. The exhibition will precede the awards event bringing together different digital, the financial industry and other economic sectors stakeholders from across Africa. The project will discover and promote products and services plus innovations in ICT and digital financial services which are of strategic importance for Africa’s drive to effectively reap maximum digital dividend that will catalyze Africa’s development.

Given the strategic importance of digital inclusion and financial inclusion in Africa, we call upon all players in the different economic sector industries that embrace digital in their businesses, plus those that provide or use financial services to participate in the Digital and Financial Expo featuring Digital Impact Awards Africa.

Participating Benefits

For the Digital Champions. The project provides significant benefits to participating organizations including

  1. Be recognized as champions of innovation and best practices that will mold a Digital Africa to deliver maximum digital dividends and financial inclusion
  2. Participating brands will attain significant brand mileage among digital and financial users and movers in Africa.
  3. The Expo delivers networking with and marketing reach to
    1. CEOs and Corporate Executives
    2. CMO and Marketing Professionals
    3. CIOs and Technology Professionals
    4. Financial Professionals and Professionals from several other economic sectors
    5. Corporate and SME Business Executives
    6. Marketing reach to youth customers and mid-age adult consumers of digital and financial-centered products.

Get more details here.

Sep
30
Sat
Django Girls Kampala 2017 Workshop @ Outbox Hub
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Django Girls Kampala 2017 Workshop @ Outbox Hub | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Django Girls Kampala is a one-day, free workshop tailored for women who want to get involved in technology and programming. It will take place on the 30th of September at the Outbox Hub in Kampala.

We hope to inspire more women to get involved in technology and help bring more people together to participate in programming projects. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and actually get involved in a real life open source project using python and the django framework 🙂

The website can be accessed here: http://djangogirls.org/kampala

The application process closes on 9th September and you’ll receive a confirmation of attendance by 23rd September, 2017.

Oct
18
Wed
Annual Gathering 2017
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Gathering 2017 @ محافظة القاهرة‬ | Egypt

The annual gathering is a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs. Unlike other technology conferences focused on just big government or telcos, this gathering will focus on the grass root innovation eco-system, their funders and the local players.

This year’s Annual Gathering will be held at The French University, Sherouk City, Cairo, Egypt from the 18th – 20th of October 2017This year’s theme is ‘Smart Cities’. The host for the gathering is District a tech hub/co-working space and member of the AfriLabs network.

Why you should attend

Innovation Ecosystem Interaction

An opportunity to interact with other hub managers, start-ups and funders who will for the first time have a grassroots oriented platform for annual interaction.

Corporate, Government and Development Agency Engagement

An opportunity to engage with corporate, government and regional development agencies, both in the run-up to , during and after the event especially for hubs in the host cities.

Showcase and Expansion of Indigenous Innovation

An opportunity to showcase indigenous innovations, start-ups and help expand the orientation and frontiers of the same

Showcase sessions

The annual gathering is packed with several programs such as master classes, interactive panel sessions, pitch sessions, exhibitions, and showcase

Oct
24
Tue
African Summit on Entreprenuership and Innovation & Exhibition 2017 @ International University Of East Africa
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
African Summit on Entreprenuership and Innovation & Exhibition 2017 @ International University Of East Africa | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

The African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) and Exhibition www.asenti.org is a platform for global entrepreneurship and innovation open to applicants from Africa and across the world. This year summit will be hosted in Uganda Kampala City in October 24-26 at International University of East Africa (UIEA) Kansanga, with over 2000 delegates and over 40 speakers from across the globe in attendance. Registration is done on www.asenti.org/delegate-ug the registration fees applies email us on info@asenti.org for inquary on accommodation.

This year’s summit will focus on different pillars; Youth Empowerment through employebility skills, Energy, Agribusiness, Finance, media, Science and mobile Technology and new technology trends. The panel discussion will holistically focus on the above mentioned subjects. The breakout sessions will be hosted by different ASENTI partners. Hence it will be a wonderful opportunity for the companies and delegates to interact. The future of Uganda and that of Africa lies on great entrepreneurial and innovation mindset; The summit will be attended by mostly students, startups, Micro enterprises, SMEs, Chamber of commerce and professionals from across different industries in Uganda and other countries; Every year ASENTI runs an awards that recognizes some of the best business ideas and startups in Uganda and other African countries.

In case you have an innovative idea or businesses apply www.asenti.org/awards-ug The Summit’s main goals are to create a platform which enhances idea sharing and interaction among sectors in order for the entrepreneurs to be a catalyst for innovation and economic growth in Africa.

ASENTI is a platform created to provide Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Africa to take stock of the achievements made in the ‘year of Entrepreneurship’ and as well provide a platform to interact with stakeholders and other players in the entrepreneurship Industry. The theme of this year’s Summit will be “Rethinking Innovation Africa”.

ASENTI brings together the best speakers in different industries and potential investors and innovators creating informative discussion on entrepreneurship and other related factors. It is a great avenue to create a long lasting business network both locally and internationally. ASENTI was started in 2014 and has had previous impact conferences in Kenya.

ASENTI has always partnered with great brands and governmental ministries in Kenya, Last year we partnered with Safaricom, KPMG East Africa, Communication Authority of Kenya, Chase Bank, Cytonn Investments, HOT96 Radio, Optiven, African Health Federation, ARED Rwanda, NETFUND etc.

This year we will be bringing over 100 exhibitors from across Africa in different sectors that will be beneficial to all the summit attendees, this will great value to your. We are looking forward to having you in Uganda

Nov
6
Mon
AfricArena 2017 International Africa Tech Conference @ Century City Conference Centre No. 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
AfricArena 2017 International Africa Tech Conference @ Century City Conference Centre No. 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446 | Cape Town | Western Cape | South Africa

The AfricArena Conference stands as a bridge between the International and Africa Tech Innovation Ecosystems. It represents an opportunity to explore tomorrow’s trends, discover today’s best companies, startups, and innovations, and be inspired by the most disruptive ideas and people of the moment. 2 days, 30 speakers, 6 areas. Arena Battle. Register now!

Go face to face with other Start-Ups and tech ideas from all over the world! You will have the opportunity to show us what you got and how you are going to achieve the extraordinary. The Arena Battle is the unique chance to showcase your Start-Up to the entire world, leading to create long-term partnerships, collaborations, and investments.

Expo
Enjoy the benefits of visibility. Showcase your products/services at Africarena 2017.

Why Africarena?
DISCOVER
Explore Business Possibilities and New Markets related to Africa

CONNECT
Collaboration opportunities with Investors, Start-Ups and Industry Leaders.

SHOWCASE
Exhibit your Start-Up, Launch your product in front of Investors, Future Customers, Media & CoWIN

WIN
Pitch your ideas and Start-Ups in the Arena Battle to attract Investors & Win Crowd Funding.

Dec
8
Fri
Swarm 2017: A Startup Summit @ Hive Colab
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Swarm 2017: A Startup Summit @ Hive Colab | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

The 2nd annual Swarm Summit will once again gather Uganda’s most innovative startup CEOs, hackers, and tech enthusiasts for a deep dive into Uganda’s emerging digital economies. The summit will feature one-on-one on-stage interviews, topical panels, and an engaging after-party.