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Tech4Africa is the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa. 12 tracks, 4 event days including a Hackathon and a Startup Day, with over 55 excellent speakers and just 600 available seats.

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Wednesday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
There’s precious little technology being applied to the social sector in developing markets. Why?

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Charity isn’t going to save the world. Is it ok to make money and make a difference at the same time?

 

This is the origin story of forgood - the online dating site for the social sector, connecting people to Causes and building the tech glue that’s going to increase efficiency and impact in the social sector of South Africa (and eventually other developing nations). 

Andy Hadfield (ex Real Time Wine, Street MBA, Tech4Africa regular) and Katherine Robertson (ex founder Africa Works Project, a subsidiary of Rays of Hope) will take you on a journey of what it’s like to build technology in the social sector, what the ecosystem looks like, what the big data possibilities are and most importantly - what the revenue model is and how forgood is going to try and achieve scale (that mythical pot of gold at the end of the developing nation tech rainbow).

Speakers
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Andy Hadfield

CEO, forgood
Andy Hadfield is a digital native – and loves building things on the Internet. | | He's played in every corner of the digital industry, launching getALife, his first startup at age 19. A political and community mouthpiece for South African students between 1997 and 2005, the site achieved critical acclaim (and had the dubious honour of being sued by Robert Mugabe). | | Over the next 15 years of his career, he honed his strategy, and... Read More →
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Katherine Robertson

Commercial Manager, forgood
Katherine has worked in community development in the township of Alexandra and understands community development at a grass roots level. She is now a Commercial Manager at forgood, a platform that connects people who want to make a difference to causes that need their help. Katherine believes that technology (and forgood) will provide today's solutions for the development of South Africa's social sector.



Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

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