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About

Tech4Africa is the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa.

Tech, Networking, Fun.
Quoi?

+ October 2015, Johannesburg

August 2015, Cape Town

The Vision

We think that the best tech ecosystems in the world have regular events which bring together people in tech to learn, meet new people and have lots of fun.

We don’t like suits and ties, there are no plenaries, committees and chairpeople. We focus on great content and value for all who attend, free wifi, coffee all day, fun at night, and an electric atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.

A Manifesto Of Sorts

Great content. The kind people talk about.
Inspiring. People, products and projects.
Networks. Where substance trumps style.
Death by PowerPoint. Clowned upon.
Progress. The other side of failure.
Programming. The new literacy.
Fun. Work is meant to be fun.
Suits & ties. Frowned upon.

Learning

Our simple goal is that you walk away both informed, entertained and inspired. Placing greatest emphasis on learning, interaction, engagement and discussion, we want Tech4Africa to be a place for new ideas and to encourage people to make and change things.

Tech for the hacker generation

This is not a lowest common denominator event.
This is an assertive event.
We don't care if the fishbowl doesn't like it.
We do not merely aspire to the heady heights of conformity through neutrality, blandness and crass marketing.
You probably don't even care that this rebellious little event contains no agenda or bullshit and looks only for the finest content we can find.
Just go back to schmoozing at your mass marketed, bland, cheaply run watered down "networking functions", and close the browser behind you.
Tech4Africa is about breaking rules, upsetting trends and unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great content.
The kind of content people talk about.
If you've read this far, you should view the source. You little beauty.

It's Kick Ass ;-)

If you've come this far, you should pat yourself on the back, you're in the top 5%. You little beauty.
Now go catch up on some previous sessions ;-)

Made with

<3, passion, Skype, coffee, Linode, Bootstrap, php, phpStorm, jQuery, MySQL, optimism, persistence: bucketloads of, an army of hamsters.

Let us know what you think: hello@tech4africa.com.
Follow the white Rabbit....

Time to next Tech4Africa

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Partners

Partners play a significant role in the success of our event and the growth of tech in Africa.

We think the partners below are awesome, and you should checkout all they have to offer!

Event Partners

Exhibitors

Demo your product, showcase your company, find new clients

Get in touch to book yourself a space at Tech4Africa, so that you can demo your product, showcase your company, or simply network smack bang in the middle of everything and meet new people. Simple!

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Collaborators

Media Partners

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Speak at Tech4Africa 2015

Fly with us. No seatbelts required.

It doesn't matter whether you're at a large corporate, a small agency / studio / band / film maker, a freelancer, a student, or THAT GUY Neil Blomkamp. Tell your story, share your stuff, showcase your product or solution, or illustrate how you've solved a problem. But get it out there.

By telling your story, you increase awareness, grow your network, and leverage the only platform focused on authentic content. We're open to any and all ideas.

By submitting your session ideas, you're helping us focus on content that you care about. And you keep it real.

Speaker submissions for Tech4Africa 2015 are now closed.

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Be heard

Vote for the talks you want to listen to at Tech4Africa.

Speaker voting for the 2015 events are now closed. You can still vote for talks in the 2016 cities.

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Recent News

  • 26 Oct 2015 2:30 pm

    Social apps take over SA smartphones

    JOHANNESBURG, 14 October 2016:- For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play for Android, the Apple App Store for iOS, and the Windows Store. This is one of the key findings of of the South African Social Media Landscape … Continue reading Social apps take over SA smartphones

  • 29 Sep 2015 10:52 am

    6 Reasons to attend Tech4Africa

    Speakers from: World Wide Creative, Techstars, Sw7, Parcelninja, Discovery Health, PayFast, Microsoft, Junk Mail, Opera, Datawind, Gumtree, SA Florist, Nic Harry, Barclays, Memeburn and Thoughtworks. Covering disruption, eCommerce, IoT / Makers, Leadership, Marketing, Mobile, The Next Billion, Social, Startups, Tech, UX & Women in Tech. Bigger & Better This year we have 12 tracks, 4 … Continue reading 6 Reasons to attend Tech4Africa

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:56 pm

    TECH4AFRICA HACKATHON INTERVIEW WITH TINYANI FROM GIYANI ROOM912 @TSHWANEFM 16.09.2015

    Podcast of the unscripted radio interview on Tshwane FM about the upcoming RHOK at Tech4Africa. SoundCloud embed: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225187928″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:39 pm

    Tech4Africa Jonathan Smit of Payfast – Interview

    Gareth talks to Jonathan about Payfast, the journey, what they actually do, and where they are going. Soundcloud embed: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225186723″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] #tech4africa, #payfast, #payment processing, #africa, #growth, #startup, #entrepreneur

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:29 pm

    Tech4Africa focusses on local content, stories and successes

    After 5 years of authentic content, Tech4Africa returns to Johannesburg on the 7th & 8th October for two days of inspiring and engaging talks at the iconic Kalabash. Widely recognised as the SxSW of Africa, Tech4Africa has leveraged it’s community speaker submission platform to uncover and profile local stories, successes and learnings. Over the two … Continue reading Tech4Africa focusses on local content, stories and successes

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:26 pm

    Tech4Africa challenges established development teams

    This year Tech4Africa is running a Hackathon on the two days prior to the main event. The Hackathon is aimed at imparting workplace skills around collaboration, and instilling the notion that a simple utility value product can be shipped in two days when a team pulls together. And he’s the rub: Tech4Africa is challenging all … Continue reading Tech4Africa challenges established development teams

Get Involved

You can help build the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa.

We're looking for help in every major city.
Sound like something worth doing?

The Vision

We think that the best tech ecosystems in the world have regular events which bring together people in tech to learn, meet new people and have lots of fun.

So we're going to build out events in as many major cities as we can. Is your city waiting for a technology revolution?

A Manifesto Of Sorts

We don't care about colour, ethnicity, gender, or whether you're still using that 'ol Blackberry. What we do care about is passion and hustle, backed up with consistent effort and keeping promises. We're fair, pragmatic, honest, hardworking people, and we're looking for people like us all over Africa.

Learning

We'll teach you how to reach out into your community, we'll give you the resources to succeed, we'll make introductions for you - and along the way you'll learn and build your own network and income stream.

This is tech for the hacker generation

This is not a lowest common denominator event.

We're not a corporate events company lookng to make a fast buck. We don't care senseless formality. We believe there is a tidal wave of technology demand about to hit Africa, and we want to be in the thick of it. This means moving fast, testing fast, growing fast and then constantly improving. We have to live the hacker generation, otherwise we'll be left behind.

If that's not you, then that's OK! ;-)

If you've come this far, email us with some information about yourself, and what you think you can do. We'd love to hear from you.

Contact

Get in touch

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Contact info

Enquiries:
Zinnia on +27 (0) 83 457 6935

Press and Media:
Zinnia on +27 (0) 83 457 6935