Nairobi to Host Africa Tech Summit 2023
TECHDIGEST: On February 15 and 16, 2023, the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi will play host to the fifth iteration of the important tech conference known as Africa Innovation Summit, which is aimed at fostering business relationships and promoting investments within Africa’s tech sector.
The event’s director, Andrew Fassnidge, commented on it in the following way: “After a sold-out Summit in 2022, we are pleased to welcome back 1000+ tech leaders, investors, and international players in Nairobi for two days. At the Africa Tech Summit this year, 150 speakers will take the stage on two stages, and there will also be masterclasses, an exhibition, and other networking opportunities.
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The summit once more links tech leaders and stakeholders, including investors, corporates, mobile operators, fintech, DeFi and crypto ventures, start-ups, developers, regulators, and policymakers to do business across the continent, with the continent’s tech ecosystem projected to grow from an estimated $115 billion to $712 billion by 2050, according to a recent report from Endeavor Nigeria.
The Africa Money & DeFi Event, the Africa Startup Summit, and the Africa Mobile & App Summit, which unites IT leaders from all over the continent, are three of the tracks that make up the 2023 flagship summit. The Africa Money & DeFi Summit will continue to find new prospects in FinTech, Web3, and Decentralized Finance as the Fintech industry continues to grow by 20% annually, with the sector expected to reach $40 billion by 2025, according to MasterCard (DeFi).
The Africa Startup Summit, which brings together corporates, investors, and tech entrepreneurs, will highlight cutting-edge businesses while examining opportunities and issues facing the ecosystem. The Africa Mobile & App Summit will examine cutting-edge tools and techniques in the continent’s mobile ecosystem and share knowledge on emerging patterns and trends.
Applications for the fifth Pitch Live event are now open, and 10 African companies have been chosen to present their enterprise and service to an investor and corporate audience on stage. Applications are being accepted and reviewed continuously until January 16th.