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SIDE EVENTS

Startups-Investors Pitching Session

Golden Tulip | 12th October 2018

Sahara Sparks investor pitching session is part of the main event happening in day two of the events where finalists startups get a chance to pitch their startups to the investors and potential future partners. The event is open for the attendees of the main event. You don't need to register.

B2B Dinner

Seedspace | 12th October 2018

Sahara Sparks B2B dinner is part of the main event happening in day two of the events where startups get a chance to network, learn and share their business journey with the investors and potential future partners. The event is open for the selcted startups, investors and business people. This is for Invitees only.

Design Workshop.

Fondation Botnar | Golden Tulip|12th October 2018

Part of Fondation Botnar 2018 Challenge Prize, Sahara Sparks will co-organize with Creaholic a Design Workshop for selected semi finalist of the challenge. The selected team will work with real users of their solutions to help them improve the solution through a design thinking process. winners of the Challenge Prize will get chance to attend and potentially showcase during World Summit AI and Sahara Sparks 2018 events. Register here.

Robotics Workshop.

Robotech Labs | Sahara Accelerator|10th October 2018

A workshop for kids above 10 years old and individuals passionate about Robotics. Build and program robots with complete robotics engineering systems and readily available resources. Using sensors,motors,controllers etc to make robots. Registration is closed.

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Sahara Accelerator | 05th October 2018

The header file is a technical event bringing together technology enthusiasts with industry expert on the topic of interest. The event ussually explore trending technologies and how they are affecting the overall technology ecosystem. For 2018 event, the focus will be on UI/UX. Register here.

Startups Drill.

Sahara Accelerator | 08th October 2018

Final preparation for finalist startups presenting on Sahara Sparks 2018 main stage. Revieweing the pitchdecks and making them investor ready. The activity will be geared to help the finalists not to miss any crucial component of their investor decks. The activity is part of Sahara Sparks investor sessions. It is a closed event for few selected startups.

Mapping Silicon Dar.

Data Lab | 08th October 2018

Slowly part of Bagamoyo Road between Bamaga and Morocco junction is becoming the technology district of Dar es Salaam, “Silicon Dar”, with all the major telecom companies and startups establishing their offices in the area. With other key stakeholders located in the area this makes the case even more interesting. This activity will about exploring the area and mapping the stakeholders. Register here.

Youth Smart Zone.

Mulika Tanzania | Buni Hub | 09th October 2018

The youth smart zone will be a building up to meeting towards Sahara Spark 2018. The meeting has the main theme ‘’Innovation in The Data Age’’. But it will focus on how a young leader can utilize the data to develop innovative programs. Registration is now closed.

Accelerate Week.

Sahara Accelerator | 03rd-04th October 2018

A week long startup drilling for post revenue startups that would like to present during Sahara Sparks event. The accelerate week goal is toidentify quality startups with proven business models and strong teams that are looking to raise fund. These startup teams will meet with experts to help them become investor ready. If you run a post revenue startup and you fill you are qualifying for this programme. Registration is closed.

College Outreach.

Sahara Accelerator | 17th-28th September 2018

Sahara Sparks College Outreach programme targets university and college students who are running their own early stage ventures or are aspiring to become; entrepreneurs, technology experts or young innovators. The outreach programme conducting information sessions for Sahara Sparks and inviting students to attend the side and main events of Sahara Sparks. Do you want us to visit your campus? Registration is closed.

Building Africa Innovation Ecosystem? By University of Turku, Finland

Golden Tulip | 11th October 2018

The workshop will have three different thematic entities "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Higher Education” The underlying objective of the workshop is to understand how we can build a co-creative and collaborative entrepreneurship driven societies in Africa. More specifically, we will work to understand what are the African success factors of hubs as new venture creators, skills developers and innovation ecosystem networkers and facilitators. A special emphasis is on the role of higher education institutes in the innovation ecosystem and how they can catalyze entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes. The exciting and interactive workshop is run as a facilitated team work and the results are shared between the participants and discussed in a fireside chat. Register here.

Research and Innovation in data age, Are we doing Enough?

Ndoto Hub | 9th October 2018

The Research and Innovation in Data Age Side Event aims to bring together the research community, innovators and policymakers to explore the extent to which the research community in Tanzania have exploited the opportunities/potential of big data and new technologies in research. And what are policy and organization changes needed to ensure effective exploitation of opportunities emerged with big data in research. Register here.

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