Tech Events in Africa: Social Media Week Lagos, TC Townhall, and VivaTech Tour


Hi there! Are you a startup, entrepreneur or tech enthusiast looking for gatherings where you can meet and network with like minds? You are in luck as we at Technext have curated a list of tech events for you this week.

These events will come up between 24 – 29 February 2020.

Social Media Week Lagos 2020

The 8th edition of the Social Media Week Lagos will be held this week. The annual conference is considered as Africa’s largest tech and innovation event.

The week-long event will focus on ideas, trends, insights, business practices and policies that leverage technology to transform industries and communities across Africa.

Last year saw the event host over 20,000 attendees across the week with an online reach of 557 million.

Venue: Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Monday, 24 – Friday, 28 February 2020.

Click here to find out how you can be a part of it.

Tech Startup Ecosystem 2020 Partners Introduction Conference

The Startup Ecosystem partners introduction conference is the first annual event of the Durban Tech startup ecosystem.

The event wants to provide a platform for players in the Durban startup ecosystem to present their yearly plans and goals. It is also where partners get the opportunity to partner with each other based on their programs, events and initiatives.

Venue: Kwazulu Natal Film Commission, Durban, South Africa.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

VivaTech Tour

As part of its efforts to take a deep dive into Africa’s booming tech scene, Viva Technology will be holding a meetup in Kenya this week.

This meetup will enable it discuss challenges and opportunities for African startups and find the best way to build bridges between Africa, Europe and the rest of the planet.

Tech Events in Africa: Social Media Week Lagos, TC Townhall, and SME Clinic 2020

Venue: MEST Nairobi, Kenya.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020.

You can register to attend the meetup here.

TC Townhall: Emerging Tech

An event by tech media platform, TechCabal, this program is aimed at providing answers to the key questions that businesses, big corporations and policymakers have about Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

TechCabal will bring together stakeholders, startup players and enthusiasts to discuss and help policymakers develop a roadmap for supporting these technologies.

Venue: Zone Tech Park, Gbagada, Lagos.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020.

Time: 9 AM.

You can attend here.

SME Clinic 2020

Techpoint wants to bring together entrepreneurs and SMEs to learn new ways to automate their business processes. This includes teaching them how to take their businesses online, social media marketing, data analysis for small businesses, selling online (eCommerce), and customer relations.

Attending SMEs also stand a chance of being one of the 10 businesses to receive grants of ₦100,000 at the SME Clinic 2020.

Venue: National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Time: 8 AM.

You can register here.

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