Nairobi to host Africa Tech Summit in February

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Kenya’s capital Nairobi is set to host the fourth edition of the Africa Tech Summit on February 23-24. The event will be conducted in person, and expected to be attended by more than 500 tech leaders from across the continent.

All the previous three editions of the Africa Tech Summit (ATS) took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Last year’s edition, which was held virtually as a result of the spectre of the Covid19 pandemic, brought together more than 250 key industry players from across the continent.

The forum focused on innovation trends on the continent through keynotes, breakout sessions and networking events.

“We are delighted to be back in person for the fourth edition of Africa Tech Summit, live in Nairobi,” said Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of Africa Tech Summit (ATS) in a statement, noting that the forum is known as the platform for connecting industry leaders and driving business and investment forward, “and we are excited to expand the Summit in Kenya, with support from our partners across Africa.”

The tech event is expected to provide business insights, networking, and business opportunities across three summits which will bring together African and global tech leaders under one roof.

The three forums will include The Money and DeFi Summit, Africa Start-up Summit and The Africa Mobile Summit. All these are expected to drive interaction and a future line of sight across a range of sectors.

With the rapid expansion of  fintech and use of cryptocurrencies across the continent, The Money and DeFi Summit, supported by Celo and VerifyMe will feature African fintech leaders, platforms and thought-leaders as they deep-dive on the opportunities in fintech, crypto and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) on the continent.

Tech enthusiast say the summit is expected to look into key trends and insights for 2022 with leading investors, corporates and start-ups showcasing investment opportunities.

Funding for African tech start-ups has been increasing, reaching Sh427 billion in 2021. 

The Africa Mobile Summit backed by Gebeya, will deliver a cross-sectional view of new technologies, solutions, and growth opportunities across the vast mobile and digital landscape.

“With keynotes, panels and breakout sessions from tech giants, MNO’s, OEM’s, regulators, mobile industry leaders, innovators and corporates join the Africa Mobile Summit to hear inspiring and revolutionary insights on the future of the mobile with a focus on MarTech, Gaming, Content, Connectivity, Cyber-security, HealthTech, Agtech and Apps,” Mr Fassnidge stated.

The Africa Tech Summit was launched in 2016 to share globally the growth in the tech ecosystem across Africa and to provide opportunities that previously did not exist for investors, entrepreneurs and corporates.

“The vision for the first Africa Tech Summit was simply to bring together these great companies and initiatives across the continent and connect them with international ventures, investors and entrepreneurs who were truly focused on business and investment in Africa,” said Fassnidge.

Alongside the three summits to be held in the event this year, other networking opportunities such as workshops, an expo, deal room, and venture showcases will also be conducted.

Super early bird tickets are currently on sale for a limited time with a 25 percent off offer on tickets.

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