Tech Events this Week: Startup Guide Accra, Climate Change in West Africa and Others

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Hi guys, trust you had a pleasant weekend. There are several interesting events lined up this week in the African tech scene. However, most of them will hold virtually due to the continued spread of the deadly coronavirus.

We have curated a list of some major virtual events. They come up between January 18 – 23, 2020.

Startup Guide Accra

On Tuesday, the StartUp Guide and the Ghana Innovation Hub are hosting the virtual launch event for Startup Guide Accra. The event was organised to provide useful resources and inspiring insight into the local ecosystem.

Tech Events this Week: Startup Guide Accra, Climate Change in West Africa and Others

A major sector that will be discussed is Agriculture which is a main growth driver. The event will also help create impactful solutions to issues in logistics, food preservation and waste management.

The event will host Richard Yeboah, MD MDF West Africa, Aswin Ravichandran, MD MEST Africa among others.

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1hr 15 mins

You can register for the event here.

Climate Change in West Africa

This week, the Centre for Democracy and Development West Africa will be hosting a webinar to discuss the Impact of Climate Change in West Africa.

During the events, experts will highlight the impact of climate change in the region and what could be done to remedy it.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM

You can register for the event here.

Stroke Rehab and Rehab Robotics in Nigeria

On Wednesday, experts and enthusiast in the health-tech industry will be attending a webinar on Medicine, Rehabilitation and Robotics – themed Stroke Rehab and Rehab Robotics in Nigeria.

During the event, speakers will be discussing how Robot-Assisted Therapy (RAT) can help bridge healthcare disparity gaps and allow clinicians in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to give better care to their patients.

Tech Events this Week: Startup Guide Accra, Climate Change in West Africa and Others

The event will host Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor at University of Pennsylvania and Matthew O. B. Olaogun, Dean at Faculty of Basic Medical and Health Sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, among others

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
Duration: 1 hrs 30 mins

You can register for the event here.

Esports & Gaming Webinar

This week, Coherra Fintech will be hosting a webinar to discuss the opportunities for gamers in the e-sport sector.

 There will be a session where attendees will get to know the industry and also hear expert insights on what’s happening next after the explosive growth of esports.

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The event will host Inge Heydorn, Partner at GP Bullhound, Erik Sprinchorn, TIN Fonder, and​​ Jonathan Furelid, a financial journalist.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM

You can register for the event here.

Retail tech investment

On Wednesday, CB Insights will be hosting a webinar on rising retail tech investment patterns and trends.

During the webinar, Thomas Sineau a Consumer Managing Analyst, will highlight key retail tech trends using CB Insights’ proprietary data and CB Insights’ predictions for 2021.

He will also do a deep-dive on the Retail Tech 100 – CB Insights’ exclusive list of private B2B retail tech companies to watch in 2021.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Duration: 30 mins

You can register for the webinar here.

That’s all from here guys. We will be sharing some exciting updates next week. Have a great week ahead!


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