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Big investment in African tech set to continue in 2020
Big investment in African tech set to continue in 2020

2019 was the year that dealmaking on the continent got serious. Very serious. In November alone, indeed one specific seven day period in November, investors announced over $400m for various fintechs on the continent, without a doubt the wildest week the sector has ever seen. And no, it wasn’t a flurry of announcements for modest rounds, but…

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Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit
Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit

Disrupt Africa has opened applications to the 2020 edition of Pitch Live @ Africa Startup Summit, with ten startups to be selected to present their solution and ask on the main stage to an audience of almost 600 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media. The Africa Startup Summit is part of the annual Africa Tech…

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Africa Startup Summit returns to Rwanda
Africa Startup Summit returns to Rwanda

Africa Tech Summit is delighted to announce the return of the Africa Startup Summit in partnership with Disrupt Africa, two-day startup-specific event showcasing Africa’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit will bring together stakeholders in the tech startup space across the continent in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 4-6, to explore the opportunities…

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AFRICA TECH SUMMIT KIGALI
Africa Tech Summit Kigali Feb 4th – 6th 2020

African tech leaders and investors are again set to connect at the third Africa Tech Summit in Kigali on February 4th – 6th 2020 to drive business and investment forward. Following on from last year’s Africa Tech Summit (ATS) which connected more than 500 decision-makers representing 345 companies from 45 countries, the 2020 edition will host three…

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Recap: Africa Tech Summit Kigali – Day 2

Day 2 of the Africa Tech Summit Kigali had over 20 sessions comprising keynote addresses, panel discussions and network opportunities, split across three tracks – The Future Summit, The Africa Start-up Summit and The Creative Summit. Day two of #ATSKGL saw two major announcements take place live on stage. Kenyan Internet provider BRCK, announced it…

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Africa’s first security token platform launched at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

Raise, a financial technology company, today announced a version of its security token platform for testing at Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda today. Security tokens are blockchain-based digital representations of financial instruments such as securities, real estate, debt and commodities. Raise is a software as a service tool for funds, companies and law firms…

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BRCK announces acquisition of Surf at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

BRCK has today announced its decision to acquire assets of Surf, and parent company EveryLayer at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, to further its mission of ‘Connecting Africa to the Internet’ by providing affordable and reliable internet access to the public. Surf has been accelerating and expanding high-speed access across emerging markets since 2015 and is…

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Recap: Africa Tech Summit Kigali - Day 1
Recap: Africa Tech Summit Kigali – Day 1

Yesterday, Kigali Convention Centre opened its doors to the second Africa Tech Summit Kigali, the pan-African event that connects hundreds of corporates, startups, investors and creatives, sharing insights from industry leaders. #ATSKGL Day 1 had 28 sessions comprising keynote addresses, panel discussions and networking opportunities; these were split into three tracks – The Future Summit,…

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Startups from the UAE and Africa to connect at Africa Tech Summit

Startups from the UAE and Africa will participate in the first-ever Chamberthon event that will be organised and hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 13th-15th. The Chamberthon will provide a creative environment where UAE and African startups can collaborate and develop new innovative…

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Microsoft: Getting behind AI growth in Africa
Microsoft: Getting behind AI growth in Africa

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) dominated discussions at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos – with delegates touching on everything from ethics to democratization and workforce re-skilling – Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika.  While AI is primed to be the driving force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its widespread acceptance and adoption…

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