Africa Tech Summit kicks off in London


The Africa Tech Summit London kicks off today, bringing together over 200 delegates active in Africa’s tech and investment ecosystem to explore key insights, opportunities and trends.

The summit – which aims to drive investment into Africa’s tech ecosystem – returns to London for the second time, on the back of positive feedback from last year’s inaugural event.

The 2017 edition of the event takes place today, and sees over 25 expert speakers – from companies such as Etisalat Nigeria, Safaricom Spark Fund, Orange, EcoBank, Draper Dark Flow, BitPesa, VC4Africa and Disrupt Africa – present to an audience of over 200 delegates.

Presentations on the day’s agenda range from the opportunities presented by blockchain, and how to scale off-grid energy on the continent, through to panel discussions on launching and monetising businesses in Africa, and advice on how to invest in African tech.

The audience includes investors, funds and VCs from Africa, the US and Europe; leading tech companies from Africa and Europe; government representatives; members of the telecoms, financial, entertainment sectors; African startups; as well as media.

“Our vision for Africa Tech Summit London was simple, to bring together leading tech companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore key sectors, connect relevant stakeholders and drive investment and business between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Andrew Fassnidge, founder of Africa Tech Summit London.

In addition, Fassnidge says the summit hopes to provide a platform for African ventures who want to expand globally.

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Inspired and excited by the African tech entrepreneurial scene, Gabriella spends her time travelling around the continent to report on the most innovative tech startups, the most active investors, and the latest trends emerging in the ecosystem.

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