4 African Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2011

Last year, I went to a bunch of technology conferences and this year I’ve got a few I‘ve scheduled to attend. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ones I reckon you should be paying attention to in African technology:

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Google Opens Up Umbono, SA Tech Incubator

The ‘innovation hub’ model seems to be taking more root in Africa, recently we covered Ghana’s MEST.  Google launches a technology innovation and incubation ‘hub’, Umbono, in Cape Town, South Africa. As we wrote recently it appears that Google’s interest in Africa is more than trivial. The tech giant is seeing great potential in Africa and […]

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Sandbox Launches In Africa

Sandbox is proud to announce the opening of its first hub in Africa. Based out of Nairobi, its aim is to unite the continent’s most inspiring young leaders, and to connect them with like-minded peers all over the globe. “We have been planning to expand Sandbox to Africa for a while now, and with Sebastian Lindstroem […]

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Africa Continues to Beckon Interest the Sandboxers are here!

Sandbox was founded in May 2009 and is the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers between 20 and 30. We identify entrepreneurial young people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry. We got to meet one of the Sandboxers, Sebastian Lindstrom a […]

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From OLPC to VC: Africa leapfrogs the digital divide

Afrinnovator got a mention on Involution Studio’s blog in a series of posts by Niti Bhan and Muchiri Nyaggah on technology in Africa. Involution Studios is a design studio based in the US that does design work for major corporations such as McAFee, Oracle, Microsoft and Yahoo. Niti Bhan and Muchiri Nyaggah collaborate to offer real […]

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Africa 2.0 an Event Worth Attending

We’ve just learned about a pretty interesting event, Africa 2.0, from Loy Okezie’s blog. The event is being put together by the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club: MIT Sloan Africa Business Club presents it’s inaugural conference “Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation”. In 2010, top African markets experienced a remarkable level of investment capital flow […]

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Bit Magic: An Event by Techies for Techies

Behind every great technological innovation – a piece of software, some magnificent mobile device, a cool website – are those who punch away at keyboards programming the bits and bytes that form the innovations we hail. It is for these awesome people that the Bit Magic event is being held over at the iHub in […]

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Students Circle Network: A Social Network for Students by a Nigerian Innovator

It’s only recently that we featured Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, an young Nigerian in the diaspora who’s a co-founder to a promising startup called Bookneto. We got wind of yet another startup by yet another Nigerian, Gossy Ukanwoke. Students Circle Network is a social network bringing together students from all over the world. Students Circle Network (SCN) […]

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KuweniSerious: Fighting the Evil Forces of Apathy

KuweniSerious was started by three young Kenyans in the wake of the Kenyan post election violence back in 2007/08. Just like the founders of the famed Ushahidi, these young people thought there was more that could be done than just lamenting at the situation. KuweniSerious literally means ‘Be Serious!’, ‘Get Real’! Which is exactly what […]

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Startup Watch: Get things done with Toodu

Cape Town’s latest start-up, Toodu, helps people get things done, cuts through the clutter of the Internet, and gives businesses the opportunity to engage with customers who have put their hands up and said “talk to me”. Launched as a beta service in January 2011, Toodu is a new platform that connects consumers’ online to […]

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