Here are the African tech conferences and events you should attend in Q1, 2016

Here are the African tech conferences and events you should attend in Q1, 2016

Holidays are over and 2016 is chugging along just fine. I’m sure you’re ready to start hitting those milestones this year. The good news is, there’s a lot going down in the African techspace in the next two to three months. Below is a list of events and conferences that techpreneurs, startup founders and software

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Holidays are over and 2016 is chugging along just fine. I’m sure you’re ready to start hitting those milestones this year. The good news is, there’s a lot going down in the African techspace in the next two to three months. Below is a list of events and conferences that techpreneurs, startup founders and software ninjas will find interesting.

Challenge Cup Lagos

Challenge Cup Lagos is going down on January 22, 2016. Nigeria. The competition is a startup pitching competition, that offers winners global opportunities and access to intellectual, social and  financial capital (USD175,00). If your startup is addressing problems in Education, Energy & Sustainability, Health, Transport, or Cities, then this is right up your alley. Winners will go on to represent Africa at Washington DC later in the year.

This is nothing to scoff at as the backers include Generation Enterprise and Cre8 Innovation Hub.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2016

If you’re not interested in pitching but want to attend anyway, book your ticket over at eventbrite here.

Date of event: Friday, January 22, 2016 (4:30 PM – 10:00 PM)

Venue: Cre8 Innovation Hub – 6 Agoro Odiyan, Victoria Island, Lagos

Apply here.  

Startup and Tech Conference

Startup and Tech Conference is a 2-day conference for founders, techies and people from the startup and tech ecosystem. This year’s theme is Digitizing Africa. With over 1,000 attendees and 100 global speakers, the conference will bring together the world’s leading entrepreneurs and investors together to share their ideas.

Some high profile speakers include – Marek Zmysłowski (Jovago), Mark Essien (Hotels.ng), Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Andela), TomiDavies (Lagos Angels Network) and Oyebowale Akideinde (Tecno Mobile).

Venue: 3, Lekki – Epe Express Way, Lekki, Lagos

Date: March 17 – 18, 2016

TIme: 7:00 AM

Registration is not free.

Remittance & MobileMoney Expo

Hosted by Mobile Money Africa, the Remittance and Mobile Money Expo 2016 will bring together top executives from money transfer operators, financial services providers, mobile network operators, Banks, regulators, card processors, switch providers, systems and application providers and more. This year’s theme is “Lowering Transaction Cost”.

For two days, the conference will showcase case studies on digital financial services, agency banking, policies, mobile payments, cards, micro finance and innovators providing international and cross border remittance services into and across Africa.

This is arguably the largest gathering of stakeholders in the remittance ecosystem serving the African remittance industry.

Venue: Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos

Date: February 2 – 3, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM  

Registration is not free. USD400 for early birds and USD600 for regular.

Technoference 2016

Technoference is an annual Technology Exposition and Business Conference specially crafted for Nigerian Start-Ups, SMEs and MSMEs. This year’s theme is “Assets Through Gadgets” and seeks to explore the significant role that technology plays, not just in our day to day lives but also in completely transforming how we do business. Scheduled to attend is the Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Olufemi Odubiyi.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Venue: University of Lagos, Multipurpose Hall, Lagos

Registration and Tickets here.

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