October 17th - 21st

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

#Potential Unleashed

Digital and Financial Inclusion
Digital Skill and Employability
Tech-Transfer and Research for Development
Grassroots and Community Driven Innovation
Emerging Technologies and Startups
Data and Digital Literacy
Technology for Social Good
Digital Leadership and Governance

Schedule

  • Day 01

    October 17, 2022

  • Day 02

    October 18, 2022

  • Day 03

    October 19, 2022

  • Day 04

    October 20, 2022

  • Day 05

    October 21, 2022

Press Conference and Media Briefing

08:30 - 09:00
Arrival & Registration
09:01 - 09:10
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
09:10 - 10:10
Media Briefing on Innovation Ecosystem
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
10:10 - 10:20
Setting up For The Press Conference
10:20 - 10:40
Press Conference
Speaker
Dr. Amos Nungu - COSTECH Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO Sahara Ventures Representative - UNDP
10:40
Wrapping up and Networking

Sahara Sparks 2022 | Peak Event

08:30 - 09:00
Arrival & Registration
09:01 - 09:15
Opening Keynote Speech
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
09:15 - 09:20
Sponsor Keynote Speech
Speaker
Representative - UNDP
09:20 - 09:25
Pitch: Tech-Transfer and Research for Development
Speaker
Dr. Amos Nungu - COSTECH
09:25 - 09:30
Pitch: Digital Skills and Youth Employability
Speaker
Dr. Blandina Kilama
09:30 - 09:35
Pitch: Digital Leadership and Governance
Speaker
Eng. Peter Ulanga
09:35 - 09:40
Pitch: Data and Digital Literacy
Speaker
Agapiti Manday
09:40 - 10:25
Panel Discussion 1: Potential Unleashed
Moderator
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
Speaker
Dr. Amos Nungu Dr. Blandina Kilama Eng. Peter Ulanga Agapiti Manday
10:25 - 10:45
Speech: Guest of Honor
Speaker
HE. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
10:45 - 10:50
Pitch: Emerging Technologies and Startups
Speaker
Dr. Hassani Mshinda
10:50 - 10:55
Pitch: Grassroots and Community Driven Innovations
Speaker
Naomi Rouse
10:55 - 11:00
Pitch: Technology For Social Good Technology
Speaker
Dr. Ntimi Mtawa
11:00 - 11:05
Pitch: Digital and Financial Inclusion
Speaker
Aneth Kasebele
11:05 - 11:45
Panel Discussion 2: Potential Unleashed
Speaker
Aneth Kasebele Dr. Hassani Mshinda Naomi Rouse Dr. Ntimi Mtawa
11:45 - 12:00
Speech: Reflection on The Thematic Areas
Speaker
Ami R. Mpungwe
12:00 - 12:10
Closing Remarks on The Event & Lunch Break
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures

Unleashing The Potential of Energy Sector in Tanzania

14:00 - 14:30
Arrival & Registration
14:30 - 14:40
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
14:40 - 14:50
Keynote Presentation
Speaker
CEO Total Tanzania
14:50 - 15:05
Startup Pitching
15:05 - 15:30
Keynote: Guest of Honor
Speaker
Hon. January Makamba
15:30 - 16:20
Panel Discussion: Unleashing the potential of the energy sector for youths through innovation and technology
16:30
Wrapping up

Academia Sparks

08:30 - 09:00
Arrival & Registration
09:00 - 09:10
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker
MWECAU
09:10 - 09:20
Opening Remarks
Speaker
TZ & FI Team
09:20 - 09:45
Keynote: The Expectation of Industry on Universities
Speaker
09:45 - 11:15
Panel Discussion: Response of Universities on The Sustainable Leadership Program
11:15 - 12:00
Open Dialogue
Speaker
Eng. Peter Ulanga
12:00 - 12:15
Summary of the morning session
Speaker
Agapiti Manday
12:15 - 13:30
Launch Break
13:30 - 13:40
Welcoming Remarks For The Afternoon Session
Speaker
Host
13:40 - 13:50
Students Views on The Innovative and Sparkling University
Speaker
13:50 - 14:40
Panel Discussion: Transformation into Innovative Generation
14:40 - 15:20
Open Dialogue
Speaker
Host
15:20 - 15:50
Way forward: Re-engineering Tanzanian Universities
Speaker
Prof. Burton LM Mwamila Provost TUDARCo
15:50 - 16:00
Closing Remarks & Refreshments
Speaker
Host

Digital and Financial Inclusion

16:00 - 16:30
Arrival & Registration
16:30 - 16:35
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker
IVANA
16:35 - 16:50
Keynote - Overview of The FinTech Landscape
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Venture
16:50 - 17:05
Overview of the PesaTech program
Speaker
Angel Kobelo
17:05 - 17:25
Launch of The Payment Gateway Guide Book
Speaker
Grayson Julius - IPF
17:25 - 18:10
Open Dialogue
Speakers
Stakeholders
18:10 - 18:15
Closing Remarks
Speakers
Host
18:15 - 20:00
Cocktail & Networking

Local Marketplace

08:30 - 09:00
Arrival, Registration, and Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10
Opening keynote
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike
09:10 - 09:20
Opening Keynote From Guest of Honor
Speaker
Michael Strain
09:20 - 09:35
Fireside Chat - African Investing in Africa
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike Representative from Briter bridges
09:35 - 09:45
Health Break
09:45 - 10:30
Panel Discussion 1 - How can we unlock the potential for early-stage startups and businesses in Tanzania
Moderator
Faith Pella
Speaker
Joseph Manirakiza Stanley Bijura Martin Warioba Hazem Afify
10:30 - 11:45
First Round Pitches: 5 Pre-seed Level Startups
11:45 - 12:00
Health Break
12:00 - 13:00
Briter Bridges Report Launch
Speaker
Briter Bridges
13:00- 13:45
Panel Discussion 2 - Exploring alternative financing models for startups and early-stage businesses in Tanzania
Moderator
Mwasi Willmore
Speaker
Salum Awadh - SSC Capital Ivan Tarimo - Bankable Tanzania Lawrence Mafuru - Deputy PS - MOF Pro. Goodluck Urassa - UDSM Abdulmajid Nsekela - CEO, CRDB Bank
13:45 - 14:00
Azampay Product Presentation
Speaker
Azampay Representative
14:00 - 14:45
Second Round Pitch: 5 Post Revenue Startups
14:45 - 15:00
Closing
Speaker
Host

Regional Marketplace

14:05 - 14:10
Kickstarting
14:10 - 14:20
Opening keynote
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures
14:20 - 14:30
Opening Keynote From Guest of Honor
Speaker
Vusi Thembekwayo - MyGrowthFund Ventures
14:30 - 14:40
Fireside Chat - The Status of AfCFTA in Africa by Trademark East Africa / Funguo
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures Representative from Trademark East Africa / Funguo
14:40 - 14:55
Health Break
14:55 - 15:40
Panel Discussion 1 - Unleashing Youths' Startups Potential in The Context of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Moderator
Jagruti Bista - Hindsight Ventures
Speakers
Salum Awadh - SSC Capital Maina Murage - DOB Equity Aysha Tegally - Future Female Invest Jason Musyoka - Victoria Ventures
15:40 - 16:05
First Round Pitches Pre-seed level [5 Startups]
16:05 - 16:15
Health Break
16:15 - 16:40
Second Round Pitch Post Revenue [5 Startups]
16:40- 16:45
Closing
Speaker
Jumanne Mtambalike - CEO, Sahara Ventures

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