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Sahara Sparks 2016

May 13-14, 2016 in Dar es salaam

About Sahara Sparks

Sahara Sparks is the Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship event, which promotes Tanzanian technology startups, and early stage companies by providing them with opportunity to be exposed, pitch and exhibit their products and services, to find investors and potential partners. Sahara Sparks is aiming at bridging the gap between young innovators (technology entrepreneurs) and mentors, investors and potential business partners.

Lack of incentives to invest into early stage companies, proper platforms for mentoring early stage entrepreneurs, a launching platform for startups, and a platform to link entrepreneurs to potential investors are among prime challenges facing the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania and Sahara Sparks is looking to pilot the solution.

Tanzanian startups such as Time Tickets, a digital ticketing platform, Soka a mobile application to cover local football league and Agri-Info a platform for allocating land they have a potential to scale into profiable businesses while producing massive changes on the traditional ways of doing things. The question is, where can they (pitch) launch their products? how can they find potential investors and partners and how can they get proper expert mentoring to scale their businesses?

Sahara Sparks itself is not going to solve all these problems, but it will open the doors for other actors and stakeholders to be involved on the effort to build sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania.

participants

Startups

sessions

speakers

About Apex Media

We are a full-service interactive media agency who specialize in Event Management, Public Relations and Media, Branding and Advertising and Business Consultancy. With over 5 years experience in this market and our team of young, talented team players, we bring a breath of fresh ideas and a diligent execution ability.

As part of Event Management, our service offerings include:
-Event Planning and Organization
-3rd party Supplier Management
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About Buni Hub

Buni is a technology Hub which foster innovation and technology entrepreneurship through capacity building, mentoring programs and community empowerment. Founded in 2011, Buni Innovation Hub focus is to discover, nurture and mentor youths with innovative technological solutions to problems facing Tanzania
Buni Hub is the first Innovation space to be established in Tanzania. Based in the country’s capital Dar es Salaam, Buni has a reputable record of nurturing and mentoring some of the best startup brands in Tanzania such as Soka App, Agrinfo, Time-Tickets among others.

Buni Hub imparts business centred employable hands on skills and knowledge to youths who are determined to distinguish themselves from the ordinary employee and/or entrepreneurs who aspire to be different from the average entrepreneur with little to no strategic business development skills. Buni Hub’s contribution to the local innovation ecosystem is supported by 4 core programs namely;
Buni Internship Program
Buni Mentoring program (Pre-Incubation Program)
Buni Communities Program
Buni Fabrication Laboratory

About Costech

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a parastatal organization with the responsibility of co-ordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country. It is the chief advisor to the Government on all matters pertaining to science and technology and their application to the socio-economic development of the country.

Established by Act of Parliament No. 7 of 1986 as a successor to the Tanzania National Scientific Research Council, COSTECH became operational in 1988. The Act provides for a structural framework of the Commission, which brings together, the top leadership of the scientific and technological institutions in the country under one forum. Thus the Commission maintains a system of collaboration, consultation and cooperation with parties within Tanzania whose functions relate to the development and application of science and technology. In view of this all major national research and development institutes are affiliated to COSTECH.

speakers

GEOFFREY NDOSI

OWNER OF GOFINANCE

GEOFFREY NDOSI

OWNER OF GOFINANCE

ENG. GEORGE MULAMULA

CEO OF DTBI

ENG. GEORGE MULAMULA

CEO OF DTBI

DR. HASSAN MSHINDA

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF COSTECH

DR. HASSAN MSHINDA

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF COSTECH

CHARLES MATONDANE

DCO of NEFRIDS AFRICA

CHARLES MATONDANE

DCO OF NEFRIDS AFRICA

DAVID McGINTY

TEAM LEADER OF HDIF

DAVID McGINTY

TEAM LEADER OF HDIF

MBWANA ALLIY

FOUNDER OF SAVANNAH FUND

MBWANA ALLIY

FOUNDER OF SAVANNAH FUND

CAROLINE EKARYSIIMA

FOUNDER APPS AND GIRLS

CAROLINE EKARYSIIMA

FOUNDER OF APPS AND GIRLS

NISHA LIGON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF UBONGO KIDS

NISHA LIGON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF UBONGO KIDS

MARK ILIFFE

WORLD BANK GEO CONSULTANT

MARK ILIFFE

WORLD BANK GEO CONSULTANT

JOSIAH EYISON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF iSPACE

JOSIAH EYISON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF iSPACE

ABELLA BATEYUNGA

MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TANZANIA BORA

ABELLA BATEYUNGA

MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TANZANIA BORA

EDWIN BRUNO

FOUNDER & CEO OF SMARTCODES

EDWIN BRUNO

FOUNDER & CEO OF SMARTCODES

EDWARD ANDERSON

WORLD BANK TECH & INNOVATION SPECIALIST

EDWARD ANDERSON

WORLD BANK TECH & INNOVATION SPECIALIST

POLYCARP NDEKANA

M-COMMERCE PROJECT MANAGER

POLYCARP NDEKANA

M-COMMERCE PROJECT MANAGER

BRIAN PAUL

CO-FOUNDER STUDIO 19

BRIAN PAUL

CO-FOUNDER STUDIO 19

OSCAR KASS

SENIOR SPECIALIST SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY EMBASSY OF FINLAND

OSCAR KASS

SENIOR SPECIALIST SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY EMBASSY OF FINLAND

MERCY KITOMARI

CEO AT NELWA'S GELATO

MERCY KITOMARI

CEO AT NELWA'S GELATO

MOUSTAPHA AL BAGHDADI

CEO AT EASY BUY AFRICA

MOUSTAPHA AL BAGHDADI

CEO AT EASY BUY AFRICA

CATHERINEROSE BARETO

CO-FOUNDER OF KINU HUB

CATHERINEROSE BARETO

CO-FOUNDER OF KINU HUB

FREDERICK MBUYA

WORLD BANK OPEN DATA CONSULTANT

FREDERICK MBUYA

WORLD BANK OPEN DATA CONSULTANT

Schedule

venue

Mlimani city conference center,
Dar es salaam

sponsorship packages

Platnum Package

$ 20000 USD
  • 1 Gala Dinner
  • 4 Pages in the event booklet
  • 2 Presentations
  • 1 12m x 3m exhibition booth
  • 8 Tear drop banner
  • Coverpage branding of the delegate folder
  • Giveaways in delegate pack

Gold Package

$ 15000 USD
  • 1 Dinner + entertainment
  • 4 Pages in the event booklet
  • 2 Presentations
  • 1 12m x 3m exhibition booth
  • 6 Tear drop banners
  • 1 insert in delegate folder
  • Giveaways in delegate pack

Silver Package

$ 10000 USD
  • 1 Dinner + entertainment
  • 3 Pages in the event booklet
  • 2 Presentations
  • 1 6m x 3m exhibition booth
  • 4 Tear drop banners
  • 1 insert in delegate folder
  • Giveaways in delegate pack

Bronze Package

$ 5000 USD
  • 1 Lunch
  • 2 Pages in the event booklet
  • 2 Presentations
  • 1 3m x 3m exhibition booth
  • 3 Tear drop banners
  • 1 insert in delegate folder
  • Giveaways in delegate pack

Sponsors

Partners

Companies & startups

register

contact

Buni Hub

P.O. Box 4302,

Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,

Kijitonyama (Sayansi ) COSTECH Building,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania