Tech4Africa is the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa. 12 tracks, 4 event days including a Hackathon and a Startup Day, with over 55 excellent speakers and just 600 available seats.
5th to 8th October 2015
Starting at 9am every day
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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.
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 pan-African 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 "sales networking functions", and close the browser behind you. Tech4Africa is about breaking rules, upsetting trends and unsettling institutions but first and foremost above all, great content. The kind of content people talk about.
We're one of the only (if not the only) events in Africa who won't put on sales pitch content. Everything you see will be authentic content from authentic speakers, talking from their own experience.
Take time for your yearly dose of tech inspiration, by joining a tribe of people who value talking straight, growing and building.
The magic happens in the hallways, at lunch, between sessions, and during beers. That's when the best connections are made, and we actively focus on that.
Master Classes from industry experts.
Co-founders Nick Wallander and Fraser Black
In November 2014, founders Nick Wallander and Fraser Black competed against a number of start-ups to secure a R3.6 million investment on Dragon’s Den South Africa, with Vinny Lingham, a big-name technology investor, now living in Silicon Valley, leading the deal. Since securing the investment, SA Florist has grown from one full-time employee to six, recreated the site from front to back and focused on creating awesome customer experiences for the fast-growing base of regular clients. Local florists have been empowered once again and are creating beautiful, unique floral arrangements at competitive prices for local, national and international customers.
Nic Haralambous, Nicharry.com
Building a mobile business and then moving over to making socks is difficult in an entirely different way. Creating an ecommerce business that sells a product that is manufactured locally and sold across the world has presented me with challenges, complications and learnings that I didn't know I needed or ever wanted to have. NicHarry.com is the best and worst parts of starting a business, all in one place and I'll be telling my story.
Steve Evans, Stampede Mobile
In 2014, the WP "Peninsula" hockey team became the 1st "B" team in South African history to win a National Inter Provincial Tournament. Gain some insights and be inspired as Steve Evans (player/coach) tells the unlikely story of how 16 committed youngsters (and one old guy) hustled their way to the championship with some clever strategy, all out attitude, belief and maximum disruption! Interestingly, many of the insights, learnings & techniques have application in the world of entrepreneurship and start-ups. Come and listen to a story about "Underdog Mentality, Disruption and the Art of Giant Killing!"
packed with juicy high quality content, just for you. No seatbelts required.
The best conference I have ever attended Stanley Nielson,
Thanks again for a great T4A day. Really great as usual and it was again a contemplative experience for me. Your philosophy of honesty and sobriety in an industry drunk on its own Kool-Aid is awesome. Raoul de Villiers
Really an awesome day at Tech4Africa conference. This level of energy and optimism I have not seen anywhere else. SA Tech Rocks! Rudie Shepherd,
Made the right choice by attending @Tech4Africa instead of marching with Malema. Really learning a lot from the guys. #T4A Glen Mhloti Bvuma,
Huge kudos to @oneafrikan & the @Tech4Africa team for an event that inspired both the hard core geeks and the business heads. #T4A Kate Wolters,
Will be dreaming of electric sheep after a long day of fantastic talks Mark Straw,
An amazing conference Patrick Kayton,
Job excellently done! Christine da Silva,
Surprisingly still inspired by the talks Robyn Silverstone,
Going to make it a priority to come to next years Tech4Africa Duncan McCleod,
Amazing!! Lots of fun! cant wait for the next one! Peter Brookstein,
Made me feel a lot more confident about doing UX consulting Wendy Robb,
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 ;-)
First and foremost, because you won't find this kind of content and speakers anywhere else. Our sessions are honest, open, and about real experiences. We don't do sales pitches, and we don't push agendas!
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.
This isn't a FREE day out of the office, this is the day where you meet new, interesting people, where you make new friendships, and renew old bonds. And that is the best kind of networking ;-)
Learn from speakers who have already been there, and trod the hard road of personal experience. You can read as many blogs as you like, but hearing it in person is way more valuable.
Only 600 available seats. Get your Tickets now.
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FREE tickets for the Hackathon are on a first come, first served basis.
Paid tickets are required for entry to Tech4Africa, so make sure you complete your purchase!
Join the Random Hack of Kindness, to envisage, build and ship a daily utility product in 2 days. Learn industry skills, find a co-founder, learn how to evaluate ideas. WE SHIP CODE.
Learn from people who have been there before. Network with founders just like you. This is the day where we do Startup content like never before in SA. Access limited to Startup Day sessions & rooms only.
Full access to everything. Includes Hackathon, Startup Day, speaker room, drone racing, photography exhibition and live DJ set. You'd be bonkers not to.
Please note: Entry will be with armbands only. Lunch is for your own account, and vendors will be available, so bring cash for lunch and beverages.
Interested in becoming a partner? Get in touch
The best feedback is when you're able to see what people are doing when they do it. It's the user feedback every product needs to become great. Twitter launched this way, so did Foursquare, and Facebook was used every day in the dorms of Harvard. What are you going to do with your product?
Cold calling is rubbish. Personal relationships are best. Get yourself in front of a lot of people, all over a few days, and introduce yourself. Hire your next recruit, showcase your work, prospect for your next client or customer. All we ask is that you do something unique and interesting whilst you do it!
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!
Join us at the FNB Stadium.
Gate B, Soccer City Avenue, FNB Stadium,