Africa Tech Summit Kigali partners aKoma to deliver Creative Track


Africa Tech Summit Kigali has announced a partnership with aKoma Media, which will be producing the Creative Track for the summit taking place on February 14-15 next year.

The pan-African tech summit is set to connect industry leaders from across Africa, with over 50 speakers sharing key insights, opportunities, and trends from the African tech, creative and investment ecosystem.

Joining tech leaders from across Africa will be trailblazing creatives, storymakers, marketers, and communicators who will be part of a track of creative sessions.

The Creative Track will shine light on engaging topics ranging from investing in the creative business, the rise of Africa’s digital superstar content creators, and the evolution of brands into storytelling and entertainment companies.The inclusion of the track is an acknowledgement of the importance of the content and storytelling sectors in propelling Africa’s future.

“We are really excited to be working with aKoma as our creative partner for Africa Tech Summit Kigali – and showcasing many creative talents from across Africa,” said Andrew Fassnidge, founder of Africa Tech Summit Kigali.

“Our vision is to not only amplify the opportunities and innovations that are being enabled by tech on the continent, but also provide real context and breadth by adding the ever important creative ecosystem to our agenda. aKoma brings the creative energy to the program that helps us advance this, and we are excited to provide a platform for creatives who are blurring the lines between tech and creative spaces.”

Zain Verjee, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of aKoma said the partnership was a “no brainer” for the company, as it believes creative entrepreneurs are probably the most important in Africa.

“Andrew and his team have created an incredible platform for leading technologists, entrepreneurs and investment folks interested in Africa. With the Creative Track, we are bringing to the mix a fun group of content creators, storytellers and creative business types that will add new dimension to the programme,” he said.


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