Day 01 full schedule

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration

Organizers

Networking and Host Introduction

Attendees and Host

Welcome Note | Sahara Sparks

Jumanne Mtambalike

CEO, Sahara Ventures

Welcome Note | AfriLabs

Rebecca Enonchong

Board Chair, AfriLabs

Welcome Note | Government Rep

Hon. Jenista Mhagama

Minister, Tanzania

Keynote | Partner AfriLabs

Tomi Davies

ABAN

Keynote | Partner Sahara Sparks 2018

Hon. Amb. Arthur Mattli

Ambassador, The Switzerland Embassy.

Networking Tea Break

ORGANIZERS

Innovation In The Data Age

How digital innovations and data can foster Africa's social economic development? Can We Create New Ventures in The Area? Are We Doing Enough? What Are The Challenges? How Can We Overcome Them? What Do We See As The Future of Africa in This Area?

Panellist

Jean-Leah Njoroge| Data Scientist, Dell EMC Celina Lee|CEO, Zindi Africa Bengi Issa| Executive Director, NEEC Dr Reginald Mengi| Chairman, IPP Group Clifford O. Derick| SBSA , Liquid Telecom Jumanne Mtambalike| CEO, Sahara Ventures

IBM Presentation on Digital - Nation Africa

Timothy Peck

IBM

Fireside Chat, AfriLabs Board

Building Regional and Pan-African Networks in the Data Age. The fireside chat will focus on best practice, the importance of regional and Pan-African networks and leveraging on data to further strengthen African networks and collaboration.

Panellist

Rebecca Enonchong| ABAN | AFRILABS Bernard Chiira |KASSE | AfriLabs Regina Mbodj Brown |CTIC Dakar | Francophone Representative AfriLabs Rakotoarivo Sarobidy |Madagascar Ecosystem Builder | AfriLabs Lukonga Lindunda |BongoHive, Zambia

Tanzania Innovation Ecosystems

Learning From HDIF Work in Tanzania

Kristina lahde

Social Innovation Advisor,HDIF

Tanzania Innovation Ecosystems

Learning From HDIF Work in Tanzania

Kristina lahde

Social Innovation Advisor,HDIF

Building Innovation Ecosystems

Africa Innovation Ecosystem is evolving exponentially with currently, over 300 physical innovation spaces; incubators,labs,makerspaces,co-creation space, Fablabs,accelerators etc spreading across the continent.How can we develop the innovation blocks further and fill the existing gaps?

Panellist

Bankole Olaruntaba | Co-Founder, NiNe Penelope Terranava | Manager,Jokkolabs Costa Nyanzera | Founder, B2C Coworking David McGinty | Social Innovation Advisor, HDIF John Kimani| Program Manager, Google Andrew Fassnidge | Founder AppsAfrica.com Vuyisa Qabaka | Founder Uprise.Africa

Firechats Chat

This discussion will be around how we can build a co-creative and collaborative entreprenuership driven societies in Africa.

Panellist

Turku University Reps. | Turku University Joram Mwinama | Co-Founder, WYLDE

Lunch + Speed Networking

Organizers

The future of Agriculture and food Security;

Sahara Ventures in Partnership with Danish Embassy Tanzania has been implementing e-kilimo Accelerator. Startup Accelerator for Agritech Startup. What are the learning from the project?

Panellist

Hon.Amb.Einar H.Jensen| Ambassador, The royal Danish Embassy kamal Yakub | CEO, TroTro Tractor Doreen Maximambali| Director, Mkuza Chicks

The future of Agriculture and food Security;

(Discussion and Startup Pitching Session DLI Startups). The Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion Is on The Role of Innovation and Technology to The Future of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. How Can Technology and Innovation Enhance Food Security?

Panellist

Elizabeth Mwambulukutu |MEL Specialist, ASPIRES Michael Dunford | Country Rep, WFP Tanzania Eng. George Mulamula | CEO, DTBI Vera Mugittu | FSDT

Media For The Growth of Innovation and Startups Ecosystem Africa.

Media Can Play a Crucial Role on Promoting and Accelerating The Growth of Any Innovation Ecosystem By Covering Stories and Unveiling New Innovations That Creates Impact. Our Media Are Doing Enough?

Panellist

Malembo Simbano | Presenter, TBC Tayo Akinyemi | Africa Tech Roundup Jumanne Mtambalike | CEO, Sahara Ventures Belinda Lifard | Presenter, Clouds Media PK Malinzi | Founder, Digest Africa

IBM DN-A Workshop 2

Wahame Gathondu

IBM

Run your incubator like a bussiness

GrowthWheel for Entreprenuership Centers is a tool tool designed especially for and with entrepreneurship centre managers to help them make decisions and take actions. Target audience are Policy Makers, Hub Managers and Business Advisors.

Hon. Amb. Arthur Mattl

Ambassador, The Switzerland Embassy.

IBM DN-A Workshop 2

Wahame Gathondu

IBM

Run your incubator like a bussiness

GrowthWheel for Entreprenuership Centers is a tool tool designed especially for and with entrepreneurship centre managers to help them make decisions and take actions. Target audience are Policy Makers, Hub Managers and Business Advisors.

Hon. Amb. Arthur Mattl

Ambassador, The Switzerland Embassy.

Run your incubator like a bussiness

GrowthWheel for Entrepreneurship Centers is a tool designed especially for and with entrepreneurship centre managers to help them make decisions and take actions. Target audience are Policy Makers, Hub Managers and Business Advisors.

Hilton Theunissen

Growth Wheel Sponsored by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

Workshops and Meetups

How to develop easy Solutions to Address Societal Challenges For Startups and Entrepreneurs

Fiifi Baidoo

WaziUp

Arrival and Registration

Growth Wheel Residence of the Swiss Ambassador, Toure Drive No.17. (OSISA)

Openning, Welcome note, Cocktail Dinner and networking.

Residence of the Swiss Ambassador, Toure Drive No.17. (OSISA)

Closing Remarks

Residence of the Swiss Ambassador, Toure Drive No.17. (OSISA)

Day 02 full schedule

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration

Organizers

Event Teaser, Recap Day One

Host

Fireside Chat

H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete

Former Tanzanian President

PD | AI and eHealth Innovation

Panellist

H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete | Former Tanzanian President Siddartha Jah | AI Manager Fondation Botnar Kidus Fisaha Asfaw | GPL, UNICEF Innovation Dr. Hassan Mshinda | Consultant, Fondation Botnar Erica Layer | CEO, D-Tree

Networking Tea Break

Attendees

Launching of the Africa GeoPortal

Launching of the Africa GeoPortal, powered by Esri. A pioneering technology platform providing access to geospatial tools, data and learning for those working in or on Africa initiatives, free for single users. Unlock to the power of location intelligence in your innovation work, learn about the advanced spatial analytics and how it can help deliver your goals.

Matthew Pennells

Digital Transformation Lead, Esri

GSMA Presentation

Africa a look at the 442 active tech hubs of the continent

Martin Karanja

GSMA

PD | How can we prepare African StartUps to be investor Ready?

In 2017, African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$195 million, up 51 percent compared to 2016. Africa still fairs low in terms if you compare with other global economies. China and India now account for a quarter of the venture-capital market and they are slowly closing into the United States. Should we expect this to happen any time soon in the continent? Are Africa Startup ready for this? What can be done to attract more venture capital and angels investment in the continent? How can we make sure more Africa Startups are investor ready? .

Panellist

Rachel Sibande | Director, Digital Impact Alliance Michael Oluwagbemi | Partner, Lofty Inc Capital Tomi Davies | President, ABAN Shudhan Kohli | CEO, Grey Elephant Rebecca Enonchong Board AfriLabs, ABAN, VC4A Ahmed Bastawy Founder | IceAlex (Moderator)

Women in Innovation and Technology

In a highly male dominated Africa's tech scene more interesting stories are developing with more young successful female techpreneurs flexing muscles with their male counterparts. These women create and innovate, exploiting ideas, products and services to produce dynamic businesses. How do we encourage more of these stories? Can we bridge the gender gap in Africa's tech scene? What needs to be done?

Panellist

Esther Mengi | Founder, Sensics Wilhelm Caspar Oddo | Co-Founder, Apps & Girls Vanessa Kisowile | Team Lead, Sahara Sparks Maryam Mgonja | Associate, SeedStar Miranda Naiman | Founder, Empower Khalila Mbowe (Moderator) | Founder, Unleashed Africa

African Innovation Ecosystem

The Role of Development Partners In Supporting Africa Innovation Ecosystem | Learning From UNFPA Innovation Accelerator. .

Panellist

Davide Piga | UNFPA Regional Office Adam Mbyallu | Sahara Ventures Dorah Peter | Index Lab/e-Shangazi

The current state of VC funding to Africa's startups

The current state of VC Funding in Africa especially to African startups, including facts, trends, dynamics of where it's coming from and who it's going to, and what's working/what not.

Panellist

Brigit Van Dijk | CEO, DOB Equity Salum Awadh | Founder, TVCN/TAIN David L Ross | MD, Statera Capital Edwin Bruno (Moderator) | Partner, SmartLab

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to support African Startups

Panellist

Ammin Youssouf | Founder, Afrobytes Rodrick John Kayombo | Chairman, BlockChain Tanzania Vanessa Kisowile (Moderator) | Team Lead, Sahara Sparks

Presentation and Pitching sessions

Presentors

Hussein Dewji | Founder, Zudua.com
Isaya Yunge | Founder, Soma App

Startups Pitching Session

Michael Strain | Partner, Clyde and Co. David Ross | MD, Statera Capital Eva Warigia | Executive Director | EAVCA Brigit Van Dijk | CEO, DOB Equity Edwin Bruno | Partner, SmartLab Shudhan Kholi | Managing Partner, Grey Elephant Ventures Salum Awadh | Founder, TAIN/TVCN

Closing Activities

Anna and Jumanne

AfriLabs/SS

Fintech and the Digital Economy

With the rise of trailblazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, further spur innovation driven initiatives and companies to meet the financial needs of underserved markets across the continent. This panel aims to discuss the progress in the African Fintech industry and how the various speakers have succeeded in creating innovation driven solutions and companies that are increasing access to financial services to individuals and businesses and transforming economies on the African continent.

Panellist

Viola Llewellyn | President | Ovamba Solutions Inc. Alpha Nurry | CEO de Jamaa Funding Dr. Ayman Ismail |Founding Director AUC-Vlab Irene Mlola | Operations Manager|FSDT Christian Kakoba | Community Manager | Bit Hub Africa Olufunbi Falayi | Passion Incubators (Moderator)
Lunch Break + Speed Networking

Fintech and the Digital Economy

how startups can successfully partner with mobile operators

Martin Karanja

GSMA

AfriLabs Annual General Meeting

The AfriLabs Annual General Meeting is a platform where AfriLabs member hubs in over 30 African Countries and their board members meet to discuss the progress of AfriLabs so far and brainstorm on sustainable approaches for the growth of the network

AfriLabs

AfriLabs

VC4A Workshop (30-50 Lab Managers)

Presenting the Startup Academy, a Resource for your Startup Academy. VC4A has developed a comprehensive curriculum for African startup founders. Working with more than 70 industry experts, the African Startup Academy presents the ultimate collection of learning materials designed for the founders of high growth startups.

Ben White

Founder | VC4Africa

Botnar Design Workshop

Facilitated by Fondation Botnar Team

Fondation Botnar.

Lunch Break + Speed Networking

Facebook Workshop:

A hands-on workshop with hub leaders to understand the needs of hubs in Africa and how Facebook could support them. Starting with a quick Facebook lightning talk on programs that we offer hubs, startups, and developers in Africa.

Chimdi Aneke

Facebook.

Day 03 full schedule

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gathering & Welcome Speech

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Speakers

Orgizeres

Gathering & Welcome Speech

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Speaker

Organizers