Tech events this week: Meet the Governor of Lagos, Crypto Adoption in Africa & others

#SMWLagos, Africa Fintech Summit: Here are the top 5 Tech Events Organised in Africa in 2020

Hi guys! It’s another Monday and another great opportunity to learn and explore. To help point you in the right direction, we have curated a mix of interesting virtual and physical events you can attend across the tech space.

These events come up between June 14 – 19, 2021.

This Tuesday, StartupBlink will be hosting a webinar to unveil its 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report.

According to the company, it’s the world’s most comprehensive report, ranking the top 100 countries and 1,000 cities.

The launch events will also feature special edition pitches where ecosystem developers will be showcasing to entrepreneurs and investors the strengths of their ecosystems.

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM

Join the webinar and be one of the first to know where your city and country rank. You can register for the event here.

Meet the Governor of Lagos

This week, the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a webinar focused on investment and business opportunities in the state.

Tech events this week: StartupBlink Startup Index 2021, Meet the Governor of Lagos State & Others

The event will also host industry big wigs like Mr Kayode Falowo, President and Chairman of Council, NBCC and Ms Anne Rinu, Head Property Standard Chartered Bank.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours

You can register for the webinar here.

Digital Rights: Tech Reading Party

On Monday, Paradigm Initiative will be hosting a virtual tech reading party to analyze Kenya’s Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Some of the amendments that will be discussed include the proposed law that ‘recommend websites to be rendered inaccessible within the Republic of Kenya.’

It also states that a person who knowingly posts porn content using computer systems, produces the same for distribution, or downloads/distributes/transmits the same using computer tools would be penalized and required to pay a fine of up to KES 20 million or be jailed up to a maximum of 25 years.

It also proposes that it would be illegal to have pornography in a computer system or any other storage media.

Tech events this week: StartupBlink Startup Index 2021, Meet the Governor of Lagos State & Others

At the webinar, experts will dig deeper and attempt to analyze the bill from the background of privacy, human rights and other constitutional guarantees and to make prescriptions for law reform.

Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM (WAT)
Duration: 2 hours

You can register for the reading party here.

e-Marketer’s Tech Talk

This week, AppsFlyer and RBC Ventures will be discussing on the path to privacy in a post- at iOS 14.5 world at e-Marketer’s Tech Talk.

The absence of the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) in Apple’s new iOS 14.5 privacy update is giving marketers cause to reconsider their measurement and attribution practices.

Tech events this week: StartupBlink Startup Index 2021, Meet the Governor of Lagos State & Others

In this webinar Brenda Che, Director of Solutions, Architecture, AppsFlyer and Micheal McCue, Head of Performance Marketing, RBC Ventures will be discussing how to effectively leverage first-party data in the post-iOS 14.5 world.

They will also look at why it’s important to proactively communicate with consumers about privacy & data usage and what the best practices are for attribution in the absence of IDFA.

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (WAT)

You can register for the webinar here.

State of Crypto Adoption in Africa

On Saturday, BitKE, in partnership with Kenyan Wallstreet, will host a webinar on the State of Crypto Adoption in Africa.

The webinar will focus on the the African countries leading in crypto adoption, address Bitcoin use cases and the future of crypto in Africa.

Tech events this week: StartupBlink Startup Index 2021, Meet the Governor of Lagos State & Others

The event will host Jukka Blomberg, Chief Marketing Officer, LocalBitcoins and Vladislav Alimpiev, Head of Business Development LocalBitcoins.

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM (WAT)
Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes

You can register for the webinar here.

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


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