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Listen: Building a pan-African digital bank with Chijioke Dozie CEO of Carbon
Listen: Building a pan-African digital bank with Chijioke Dozie CEO of Carbon

Listen to the latest episode of the Africa Tech Summit Connects podcast  series which unpacks mobile financial services in Nigeria and building a pan-African digital bank with Chijioke Dozie co-founder of Carbon. The podcast also takes a deep dive into mobile lending, financial inclusion regulation and transparency, fundraising bias and the need for more local African investors. Africa Tech Summit…

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Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Connects
Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Connects

Africa Tech Summit Connects and Disrupt Africa have partnered to open applications to the latest edition of Pitch Live, which will take place during next month’s digital event and give 15 start-ups the chance to present their solution to an audience of 500 investors, corporates and other stakeholders. Disrupt Africa announced last week it had reprised…

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Africa Tech Summit Connects set to drive business and investment with 1st online event
Africa Tech Summit Connects set to drive business and investment with online event

Africa Tech Summit (ATS) is set to celebrate its 10th edition online, connecting a global audience with Africa Tech Summit Connects taking place 20-22nd October via mobile app and desktops, strictly without the need for face masks. Following successful annual Summits in Kigali, London, Washington DC, and Shanghai, Africa Tech Summit Connects will continue to drive…

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China and Africa innovation and learning through technology

Africa Tech Summit Connects – China and Africa innovation and learning through technology – we were joined by Luuk Eliens from XNode and Dean H. Diabaté from Alibaba Group who were sharing insights on tech & innovation between China & Africa Register for future episodes here.

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Spotlight on the Egyptian tech scene

Africa Tech Summit Connects is an online series of webinars and digital content sharing insights from across the African tech ecosystem. In this webinar Tamer Azer Principal at Sawari Ventures shares insights on North Africa’s tech powerhouse in Spotlight on the Egyptian tech scene Register for future episodes here.

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Nigeria’s tech opportunity in a crisis

Africa Tech Summit Connects is an online series of webinars and digital content sharing insights from across the African tech ecosystem. The Nigeria’s tech opportunity in a crisis webinar shared insights from Kola Aina – Partner at Ventures Platform Hub and Vivian Nwakah CEO & Founder of Medsaf as they explore opportunities, funding, partnerships and…

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Ventures survival strategies in a downturn

Africa Tech Summit Connects is an online series of webinars and digital content sharing insights from across the African tech ecosystem. The Ventures triage – survival strategies in a downturn webinar shared insights from Ido Sum – Partner at TLcom Capital and Kenza Lahlou – Managing Partner at Outlierz Ventures as they explore survival strategies,…

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The Indian Ocean Ecosystem

Africa’s Indian Ocean islands are about way more than just tourism. In a panel discussion at this year’s Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, representatives from Comoros Islands, Seychelles and Mauritius met to discuss the future of Indian Ocean tech. Read below for a profile on each country’s path toward ICT development. Comoros Islands  At last…

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Investing In African Startups: “Break even is the new black”

“ Break-even is the new black,” said Monica Brand Engel, Co-founder and partner of Quona Capital at the Africa Tech Summit’s forum on “creating a generation of funded African startups”.  In 2019, African startups received an estimated $1.3 billion in startup funding, an increase of $800million from 2015. Though African tech companies are growing at record…

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5 Questions at the Africa Tech Summit

The Africa Tech Summit attracts delegates from all over the world. This year, AppsAfrica singled out three people and asked them the same five questions. We met Victor Ekwealor, a tech-journalist from Nigeria. Aster Nao Koneko, who works for a solar lantern manufacturer in Nairobi; and Kondwani Alex Ntonya (Alex), a Malawi startup founder who…

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