Startups invited to Soweto Innovation Week

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Startups and entrepreneurs have been invited to attend the first Soweto Innovation Week, which will bring together over 400 digital professionals and companies.

Soweto Innovation Week 2015 will take place at the Soweto Theatre on April 8-10, organised by the Internet Society Gauteng Chapter, iAfrikan and local non-profit organisation Soweto Wireless User Group.

Each day of the event has a different theme, with days dedicated to internet governance, technology for economic development, and digital broadcasting.

The organisers hope the event, for which registration opens in March, will serve as a platform for a new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders in technology and innovation.

“The innovation economy in the South Africa has emerged as one of the leading drivers for job creation, wealth creation and overall economic productivity. In order for South Africa to remain a leader in the global economy it is critical that all of its citizens are effectively positioned to compete and profit,” said Gabriel Ramokotjo, president of Internet Society Gauteng Chapter.

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