Tech Events this Week: World Financial Innovation, Fundraising in Africa and others

Hi guys, welcome to another great week. To help you get the week rolling on a smooth note, we have curated a list of interesting events in the tech scene just for you.

These events are scheduled to hold between August 9th – 14th, 2021.

Fundraising in Africa 

On Thursday, Raise simple will be hosting an online workshop on fundraising in Africa.

The theme of the event is Fundraising in Africa: Why is Cap Table Important? It will focus on the importance of a clean cap table and equity for African Startups.

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

The workshop will host Conrad, Managing partner at Adili Corporate Services and Fane Kemuwa, Legal Engineer at Raise amongst others

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM WAT

You can register for the workshop here.

Women Shifting the Technology Landscape in Africa

This week, the Liu Institute Network for Africa (LINA) and the Collective for Gender+ in Research will be hosting an African Women’s Leadership program themed ‘Women Shifting the Technology Landscape in Africa’.

The event which is its second instalment will focus on gender equity and the role of women in Africa’s technology development agenda.

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

The speakers will highlight the ethos of enhancing diversity, representation, and inclusion within the technology space. They will also address how they are leveraging technology for social justice and human rights activism.

The event will host Amanda Obidike, Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa; Angela Oduor Lungati, Executive director Ushahidi; and Ethel Cofie, Founder of Women in Tech Africa.

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM WAT
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

You can register for the webinar here.

World Financial Innovation

This week, the 7th Edition of the World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS) will be held virtually. The conference will focus on the growing importance of digital innovation across financial institutions in Africa.

The event will attract over 1500 technology and business leaders from 200+ leading Banks, Insurance and Micro-Finance institutions across Africa to virtually connect, collaborate and explore a wide range of new-age-future-tech solutions curated for the growing Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI).

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

Subjects to be discussed include an array of rapidly advancing technological innovations, from RPA to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) that are offering BFSI sector new ways to transform without replacing core banking systems.

Date: Tuesday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM WAT
Duration: 5 hours

You can register for the conference here.

Cybersecurity Webinar

On Wednesday, iLabAfrica will be hosting a webinar on cyber threats. The event will focus on what organisations dealing with cyber threats can do.

The session will also explore how companies are at risk of cyberattacks, the impact and how to mitigate them.

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

Some of the questions that will be answered include: How are organizations are exposed? What are the risks of cyberattacks? How does IT and Cyber Security work together? And what resources and are needed to engage cyber threats?

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM WAT
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

You can register for the webinar here.

Security leaders retreat

This week, Tenable and Siemens will be hosting a virtual retreat for security leaders focused on the Industrial Cybersecurity Update for the third quarter of the year.

The event will give insights into recent cyber incidents and ideas for how you can better defend and protect your industrial or critical infrastructure operations.

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

During this webinar, Marty Edwards, vice president of OT security, Tenable, and Leo Simonovich, vice president and global head, Industrial Cyber, Siemens, will share real-world experiences and best practices for dealing with cyber threats.

This will include addressing recent matters impacting OT, notably the “National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems,” issued on July 28, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM WAT

You can register for the retreat here.

Crypto & Forex Trading in Africa

This Friday, the Wright Success will be hosting a webinar on how to monetize crypto and forex markets.

During the session, attendees will learn how to get into crypto trading, the 3 crypto income streams, strategies for trading and how to build wealth with cryptocurrencies.

Tech Events this Week: world financial innovation, fundraising in Africa & others

The event will host Ashley Wright, a Business Coach & Crypto Educator. She has over 8 years of experience in Business and Direct Sales. Ashley is also the creator of “Study Cryptos”, an online academy that educates individuals on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology.

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM WAT
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

You can register for the exclusive 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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