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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
 

10:40am SAST

The Tech startup scene in South Africa
An overview of the technology startup and innovation scene in South Africa. What the market drivers are, who is doing what and where to find support. Keith Jones is the coFounder of Sw7, the largest tech accelerator in Africa. They work with over 150 early and late stage tech businesses, are the only Microsoft Bizspark plus partners in Africa and run the first full tech accelerator inside a large blue chip, for Standard Bank. The session covers the learnings and experiences in the sector and where business go for what support, funding and access to market

Speakers
avatar for Keith Jones

Keith Jones

CoFounder, Sw7
We are the largest tech accelerator in Africa with more support, more mentors and more alumni than any other programme in Africa. We have the pain!!! We are a startup ourselves in an emerging sector. keith had i his own tech business for 11 years and listed in London in 2009, did... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
Startup Track
  Startup, Entrepreneurialism and Business

11:30am SAST

Mobile, video, Africa - Tuluntulu is leading the revolution
Tuluntulu is a mobile content and advertising platform targeting audiences in Africa, and globally, with African focused content. The platform currently has 17 x 24/7 streaming "TV" channels; and 11 radio stations. Tuluntulu is designed to work on mobile devices connected via low bandwidth connections. The “FREE” business model is designed to maximize audience reach and engagement; it can be downloaded for free, usage is free (no subscriptions) -100% free on Wi-Fi, with data costs only if connected via a mobile network (low data TV setting consumes +-50MB / hr.).

Speakers
avatar for Pierre van der Hoven

Pierre van der Hoven

Founder & CEO, Tuluntulu
Tuluntulu is a mobile content distribution company for Africa. Talk to me about getting your content out there. Talk to me about launching an app in Africa.I am a serial entrepreneur. Talk to me about anything to do with thinking big, never giving up and starting your own busines... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm SAST
eCommerce/Marketing/Mobile Track

11:30am SAST

Launched a global tech business without external funding - here's how I did it.
Launched a global tech business without external funding - here's how I did it.
The skills, markets and technology African entrepreneurs need to build great global businesses are rapidly converging - Johan Botes talks about how to seize the opportunity and see the gap.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Botes

Johan Botes

Group CEO, Consilia
Johan is qualified to give this speech due to the fact that he has at least 25 years of experience as a chartered accountant, which gives him an excellent base to work from as well as the needed skills and knowledge on how to be a successful entrepreneur. Combined with his skills... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm SAST
Startup Track

2:50pm SAST

Connecting the Next 5 Billion. Free Internet For the World.
The greatest equalizer in the world is Internet Access. Small businesses in Africa can reach the world through this medium. DataWind has the solution to make the internet free to millions of Africans and billions of people in the developing world and has already started implementing this solution in parts of Africa and India. We’ll review the Impact that that the internet, and low cost PC's are having on education and commerce in the developing world.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kopke

Derek Kopke

Derek Kopke, hailing from Canada, is the Executive Vice President, International Business Development of DataWind Ltd., responsible for its international distribution expansion and developing new operator relationships, focusing on developing markets.  He has over 20 years of experience... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm SAST
UX/The Next Billion Track

2:50pm SAST

What's Next : An exploration of the past , present and future of Social Media and how it affects a Business's bottom line.
An engaging talk on the Evolution of Social Media and how it has affected the product development lifecycle as well as customer adaption models. The talk will give insight on the future states of Social Media as well as give Business and Start Ups tips on how to leverage Social Media in their go to market strategies. It will also explore Dunbar's Number and why it is important for any business , person or brand to always be aware of it in any of their activities in the market.

Speakers
avatar for Tavonga Musingarabwi

Tavonga Musingarabwi

Digital Strategist, Flint Studio
I am a Behavioural Economist with a sole focus on Digital Strategy. I have worked with both traditional marketing as well as new media marketing. I bring forth a new way of thinking when it comes to this new Digital Age. Having successfully helped South Africa in it's bid for the... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm SAST
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track
  Social, Digital Domain
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:40am SAST

Leading with Courage
Braam believes that you first have to believe in yourself and be comfortable in your own skin to be able to stand out from the crowd and be open to criticism. Only once you trust yourself and have faith in your own integrity, others will too. True leaders stand up in the face of adversity and do the right thing. Respect is not given, but earned.
Leaders have a special ability to display a sincere passion that ignites those in their company to buy into the goal or vision and want to be part of the journey. They empower others to want to go places that they never previously imagined possible. A leader with purpose fuels others to action through change. They inspire others to want to reach their fullest potential, to become leaders themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe

Owner, Inspire to Action
Braam is an international motivational speaker, an extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer, TV presenter and author of the best seller, ‘The Great Run’ . He is a South African who has a proven track record of changing lives every day through his empowering motivational... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

12:15pm SAST

Keynote -The Internet Poverty Myth
The Internet Poverty Myth
Several years after the arrival of the Internet, and increasing inclusivity, Johan Nel begs the question: What has the Internet really meant for South Africans? Will bringing the Internet to the unconnected in townships and rural South Africa really bring wealth with it?

Speakers
avatar for Johan Nel

Johan Nel

Country Manager, Gumtree
Johan Nel is the Country Manager for Gumtree South Africa. Before being recruited by Gumtree in 2014, he was both the founder and CEO of Pan African tech success story Umuntu Media. Johan has been the recipient of numerous technology and media accolades including the Nokia and Infodev... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm SAST
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

3:40pm SAST

Life Stamina: Is it born or bred?
We often place limits on what we can do and what we have the potential of achieving. We often underestimate how far one can go and the ultimatum of terminating or continuing. In every aspect of life, there is something called Stamina, not just sport. The aim of this inspiring, enthused and motivated talk will be geared towards what and how you can see through your desired goals, accomplishments and targets.

Speakers
avatar for Habib Noorbhai

Habib Noorbhai

Lecturer and Researcher, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Biokinetics and Sports Science- Leadership- Humanitarian and community work- Cricket Innovation and Technology


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track