About Nordics Sparks

Nurturing Synergies, Nordics and Africa in The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Is a day long event organized by Sahara Sparks event ltd and the University of Turku together with other partners with the main aim of nurturing the current relations between Africa and the Nordic Region. The event is catered for Nordic tech businesses that can be adopted in Africa, Nordic investors who want to invest in Africa and other stakeholders (innovators, intellects, tech enthusiasts, developing partners, entrepreneurs etc.) with interest in Africa. Africa is a market of 1.2 billion people, with the increase of the middle class and youthful population Africa creates opportunities for global businesses that are looking for fast growing sustainable markets. Nordic Sparks is an event building up to a larger event in Tanzania in October 2019. Investors and participants of the Nordic Sparks will get a chance to participate in the larger event.

Event Activities

Deal Room

Panel Discussion & Fireside Chat

Tech Transfer Room

Virtual Exhibition

Startup Profiling

Event Schedule

22 Aug, 2019

8 : 00 AM - 8 : 40 AM

Reception and Registration

8 : 40 AM - 8 : 50 AM

Host Introduction

To be confirmed

8 : 50 AM - 9 : 00 AM

Sahara Representative

9 : 00 AM - 9 : 10 AM

Keynote Guest of Honor

To be confirmed

9 : 10 AM - 9 : 20 AM

Presentation

Fourth Industrial Revolution, The African Story

Jumanne Mtambalike

9 : 20 AM - 10 : 00 AM

Panel Discussion

Nurturing Synergies, Nordic and Africa in The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Jumanne Mtambalike - Sahara Ventures, Emma Nkonoki – University of Turku(Moderator), Others - To be confirmed

10 : 00 AM - 10 : 40 AM

Tea Break & Networking.

10 : 40 AM - 10 : 45 AM

Short Intro Video.

10 : 45 AM - 11 : 15 AM

Startup Profiling

Africa Startups.

11 : 30 AM - 12 : 00 PM

Open Discussion Startups and The Audience.

12 : 00 PM - 1 : 30 PM

Lunch Break.

1 : 30 PM - 3 : 30 PM | Breakout Session

Meet the startups
Deal Room (for Nordic Traditional and Impact investors to invest in African startups and Social Enterprises)

One on one meeting between entrepreneurs (startups from Africa) and investors (or potential partners) to their businesses. Sahara Accelerator can be the matchmaker just in case the investor decide to do a follow due diligence process for the startup.

1 : 30 PM - 3 : 30 PM | Breakout Session

Technology transfer and exploring new African markets
Tech-Transfer Room (For Nordic tech companies to preface their potential in African markets)

Feedback meeting to Nordic startups and companies targeting the Sub Saharan market. The idea is to set up 30 minutes of reflection meeting and advice to the companies looking to explore the market.

3 : 30 PM - 4 : 00 PM

Nordics Sparks

Wrap Up

Tickets Available From 1st June!

Contact Info

Address

Helsinki, Finland

Phone

Africa | +255 744 828 241