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Tech, Networking, Fun.

+ October 2014, Johannesburg

August 2014, Cape Town

July 2014, Nairobi

July 2014, Lagos

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.


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.

Who speaks?

These are some of the folks that have submitted speaker sessions for 2014:

Developer, Project rescue expert, UX designer, CEO, Founder, Quality Analyst Consultant, , Co-Founder, Managing Director, UI Engineer, Web Developer, Business Analyst, COO, CTO, Entrepreneur, Lead architect, Mobile Evangelist and CEO, Owner, Rep Council Member, Senior dev - DStv Labs (R&D), Technical Director, Agile Coach, Chief Operating Officer, Co-founder/CEO, Consultant Developer, Creative Director, CTO Middle East Africa IBM Ecosystem Development, Designer, Developer Coach, Ecosystem Development Senior Certified Architect & IBM Master Inventor, Founder and CEO, Freelance Android Developer, Mozilla Representative, Student, Support Manager, Tech Lead, Technical Evangelist, Consultant, Mozilla Rep, Acting CEO, Ambassador - Government Affairs, Application Developer, artist, lecturer and researcher, Associate, Beginner Black Hat Hacker (can clean browser's cookies only), Brand Activation Strategist, Business Coach, Business Development, Business Solutions Manager, CEO & Digital consultant, CEO and Co-Founder, CEO and Founder, ceo and software developer, CEO West & Central Africa, Chairperson, Channel Sales Manager, Chief Operating Officer - Africa, Chief Success Ensurance Officer, Chief Technical., Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Services Product Manager, CMO Ole! Media Group (TEAMtalk media, MobiMedia, AddSwitch, HoneyKome), Co-founder and CEO, Co-founder and Technical Director, Co-Managing Director, Commonwealth eBanking Advisor, Consultant, Consultant, Developer, Technologist, Contributor, Founder/Organizer, Copywriter, Creative Technologist, Data Intelligence & Onboarding, Data Journalism Advocate, Design Practice Lead, Developer, Evangelist, Community builder, Developer, Trainer, Editor in Chief, Electronics Specialist Patent Attorney, Entrepreneur, Author, Philantrophist, EVANGELIST, Executive Creative Director, Founder & CEO, Founder and Chief Glow Officer, Founder and Entrepreneur, Founder and Lead Developer, Founder and President, Founder, Designer and Hacker, General Manager, GM: Business Development at Entelect Software, Google Student Ambassador and Google AdWords Certified Individual, Grand Vizier, Green technology entrepeneur & creative director, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Head of Business Intelligence, Head of Content, Head of Emerging Payments for MasterCard, Head of Innovation Labs at Quirk, Head of Inventions, Head of Operations (Firefighter), Head of Products & Services, Head of Strategic Planning, Head of Strategy, HR Manager, Innovation Lab Director, Interactive Digital Artists, Researcher, Lecturer of the Post Grad Program in Interactive Digital Art., Intern, IT Security / Developer, Lecturer in Game Design, Localizer, translator, facilitator, community engagement, Manager User Experience, Design & Standards, Manager, MDN Content & Community, Managing Director & Marketing Director (co-founders), Managing Member, MD, Operations Designer, Operations Director, Outreach Fellow, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Specialist, Program Designer, Project Lead, Public Lead, Publisher, Researcher & Lecturer at Wits University, Digital Arts Division, Scala Developer at Jemstep (most recently). Also Erlang, Smalltalk and Python., Senior Analytic Catalyst, Senior Backend Engineer, Quirk, Senior Developer, Senior Lecturer, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Communications Digital Engagement, Senior software engineer, Senior System Center Engineer, Service Design Lead, Simplifier-in-chief, Social Media Mouthpiece, strategic director, Summer Fellow & Current Graduate Student at The Fletcher School, Supreme coffee drinker and programmer., Systems Architect, Technologist, TechOps Lead [Africa Region], UX Intern, Web alchemist.

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Who goes?

This is the company you will keep when you grab a ticket:

CEO, Developer, Director, Founder, Owner, Managing Director, Student, Co-founder, Software Developer, CTO, MD, Consultant, Intern, Project Manager, Account Manager, Postgraduate Student, Software Engineer, Business Development Manager, Operations Manager, Partner, CIO, Country Manager, Manager, Mid Developer, Not applicable, Technical Director, Web Developer, Business Analyst, C.E.O, CEO and Founder, CMO, Commercial Manager, Community Manager, COO, Digital Marketer, IP Attorney, journalist, Marketing, n/a, Network Administrator, Principal, Sales, Team Lead, Writer, AG CEO, Associate, B2B Manager, Business Development, Business Development director, Business Development Executive, Business Development Leader, Chief Design Realist, Chief Software Architect, Chief Technical, Chief Technical Realist, Co-founder & CEO, Content Specialist, database administrator, software developer, Designer, Dev Team Lead, Digital Marketing. Manager, Director/owner, Executive, Forensic Scientist, Founder & CEO, General Manager, GM, Head of Business Development, Head of Marketing, Head of Operations, hkj, Infra Team Lead, investor, IT, IT Consultant, IT Manager, Knowledge officer, Marketing Manager, Private, Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Product Owner, Product Specialist, Reporter, Research Analyst, Second Line Support, Seller Support Team Lead, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Snr. Server Manager, Startup Lover @ INSEAD, Strategist, Videographer, Volunteer, Account Executive, Acquiring Sales Consultant, Admin, Advisor, Advisory IT Specialist, Advocate, Africa correspondent, AGENCY MANAGER, Analytics Consultant, Applications Engineer, Art Director, Assistant Director:ICT schools, Assistant Professor, BDM, Blogger, BPMI Consultant, Business Services, Branch Head, Brand Strategy, Bus Dev Manager, Business Analyst & Head of UX, Business Coach, Business Consultant, Business dev, Business Manager, Business Operations Consultant, Business Support, Business Unit Manager - BI, C.E.O., C.T.O, CENTER MANAGER, CEO & Founder, CEO/Co-Founder, CEO/Founder, CFO, Chief Development Officer, Chief Mentor, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Cinematographer, CLERICAL OFFICER 1, co-founder/executive member, Co-Owner, Commercial Director, Communications Expert, Community Associate, Community Coordinator for Africa, Community Support Intern, Computer Technician, Content Developer, Content Manager, Correspondent, Country Manager, Nigeria, Creative, Creative manager, CSO, Data Manager, Database administrator, Dev Manager, Developer Outreach Business Development Manager, developer/business analysts, developer/designer, dgfs, Digital Applications & eLearning Officer, Digital Manager, Digital Media Campaign Strategist, Digital Platform Manager, Dirctor, Director Operations, Director, Acceptance Development East Africa, Directorate Head, Technology & Service Delivery, eBanking Advisor, eCommerce, editor, Employee, Engineer, Eurokesia, Executive Consultant, Executive Director, Finance Controlling Manager, Finance Manager, Founder / Chairperson, Founder / CTO, Founder and Executive Director, Founder CEO, Founder, CEO, Founder, Software Developer, Free Lancer, Freelance Social Media Manager, Graduate Intern, Graphic/Web Designer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Group ICT Manager, Head Business Development, Head Honcho, Head Managed Services, Head of Creative, Head of digital, Head of e-Commerce Consulting, Head of Inbound, Head of IT, Head Of IT, MEA, Head of Operations and Logistics, Head Sales & Marketing, Head Strategic Business Development, Head, Business Development, Head, Content Development, Head, Customer Care, Head, eChannels, Head, System Integration, Head: Business Solutions, Head: Donor Relations & Marketing, Honours, HR, ict, ICT Innovation Specialist, ICT4D Business Development Consultant, infrastructure, Innovation Specialist, Insights and Innovations Director, International Attachment, Investment Analyst, Investment Director, Investment Executive, IT Deputy Director, IT Director, IT Programmer, IT Student, IT Supervisor, Jnr consultant, Junior Developer, Junior Software Developer, Junior Systems Engineer, Kiva Fellow, Lead, Lead Developer, Lead Software Developer/System Engineer, Manager Business Solutions, Manager IT, Manager, Sales & Support, Manager: Corporate Acquiring Sales, Managing Editor, Managing Member, Managing Partner, Marketing Associate, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager -CA, Markets % Livelihoods Specializt, MasterCard Worldwide Research Fellow, MBA/ UCT GSB, MD / CEO, mdg, Media, Medical Director, Member, Menager, Mobile & dev manager, Mobile / Web Developer, Mobile Lead, Mobile Monetization, Mobile Monetization Manager, NA, Nairobi Chapter Director, National Corporate Sales Manager, Network Consultant, New Business Developer, Office Manager, Online Business Solution Manager, Open Innovation & Development Consultant, Operations Director, Outreach Fellow, Owner CEO, owner, software engineer, Patent Attorney, PhD Student, Photographer, President, COO and Co-Founder, Principal Technology Advisor, Procurement and Logistics Manager, Product Development, Product director, Program Coordinator, Programmer, Project Administrator, Project Associate, PROTOCOL OFFICER, Publisher, Regional Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Research, Research and Partnerships, Research Associate, Research Fellow, sa, safety coordinator, Sales & Marketing Manager, sales and marketing, Sales and Marketing Manager, Sales Director, Senior Consultant, Senior Developer, Senior Digital Manager, Senior Graphics Designer/Web Developer, Senior Marketing Lecturer, SENIOR PHOTOJOURNALIST, Senior PR Account Aexecutive, Senior PR Account Executive, Senior Programme Manager, Innovations for MNCH, Senior Reporter, Senior Technical Achitect, Sexy Tea Lady, SNR ANALYST, Snr Developer, Social Media Specialist, Social Media Superhero, Software Developer / Sales, Solutions Dev. Tech Consultant, Staff Writer, Strategy & Architecture manager, Student Partner, Summer Fellow, Support Technitian, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, systems support, Team Leader, Tech, tech artist, Tech Correspondent, Tech Lead, Technical Business Analyst, Technical Lead, TECHNICAL OFFICER, Technical Solution Designer, Technology Consultant, ThreeZee - Dev Head, Trader, Trainee Business Analyst, UX Design, UX Developer, UX Research Intern, UX/Developer, WebDev Manager, Website Administrator, Youth champion on post 2015 development Agenda

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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 ;-)

Made with

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

Let us know what you think: hello@tech4africa.com.
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Some of our 2014 speakers



Tech4Africa ends the year in the City of Gold on Oct 8th & 9th in Newtown, for two full days of Tech in 10 rooms.

Sessions will be every 90 minutes so there is more space in-between.

Be prepared for two days jam packed full of tech and inspiration!

The full schedule is available for print, download, scheduling and browsing.


The schedule and speaker lineup is now complete.

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Don't miss out. This ain't Kansas baby! And it's not our first rodeo...


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

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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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Johannesburg Venue

Tech4Africa Will Be Held At

SciBono Discovery Center

Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg


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

Contact info

Zinnia on +27 (0) 83 457 6935

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