Upcoming African Startup Events, 17-28 October

Africa’s self professed ‘Silicon Savannah’ is amassing enough resources to put up an ICT powerhouse capable of changing lives in the continent. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming technology events in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria in a week.

- Kenya
Nairobi Startup Pitch Night #3
When: 17th October
Where: iHub, Nairobi

Nairobi Start-Up Pitch Night is a (free) regular event where 5 startups of all stages and industries get to pitch. The event brings together investors, advisors, students, business leaders, successful and aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who loves startups. The Startup Nights will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 17.10.2012

Silicon Savannah: Reality Check
When: 18th October
Where: iHub, Nairobi

A brutally honest discussion around what’s really going on in Silicon Savannah. Hosting the discussion will be Njeri Rionge, Andrea Bohnstedt, Conrad Akunga and Mbwana Alliy.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 18.10.2012

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012
When: 24th-25th October
Where: Oshwal Centre, Westlands, Nairobi

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012 provides the platform to achieve the vision to be a world-class provider of IT-enabled services to Kenya and the rest of East Africa through a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile applications and electronics. This is both a business and a consumer event – to fast-track East Africa’s emergence as a world-class information-based economic region.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 18.10.2012

DEMO Africa 2012
When: 24th-26th October
Where: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa will be the place where the most innovative companies from African countries come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. The event is a partnership between CIO East Africa and IDG Enterprise.

Charges: Full Delegate (Africa) $300, Full Delegate (International) $500, Day Delegate $200
Registration ends: 22.10.2012

- South Africa
Calling Cape Town Start-Ups
When: 17th October
Where: Umbono/88mph, 66 Albert Road, Block A, 4th floor, Woodstock Exchange

Calling Cape Town Start-Ups is a pitching day for startups organized by 88mph and the Google Umbono! The winner will be entered as a finalist for 88mph accelerator’s programme — which opens for applications on 17 October, so use this event to get a head start on your start-up! The winning team will also receive free co-working space for up to three people in the Umbono space for the duration of three months, mentorship and access to our networks. This co-working space will be made available immediately till end January 2013. The 88mph programme will kick-off with their chosen teams early February 2013.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 12.10.2012

UCT IS Expo 2012
When: 23rd October
Where: University of Cape Town, Upper Campus, Jameson Hall

UCT IS Expo event by the University of Cape Town where teams will be given the opportunity to present their software applications to industry and the public.Every year, third year and honours student teams in the Department of Information Systems at UCT develop unique software solutions for real-life businesses. The main aim of these projects is to expose students to the rigours of developing information systems and managing projects. The final shrink wrapped systems provide an impressive illustration of students’ innovation and abilities.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 23.10.2012

5th Silicon Cape Networking Event
When: 23rd October
Where: Trinity, Cape Town CBD, 15 Bennett Street

Silicon Cape Networking Event is a community-driven initiative by Silicon Cape that aims to establish Cape Town as the centre for start-ups in Africa. The Silicon Cape Initiative is a non-profit, private sector community movement.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 23.10.2012

Cape Town Joomla! User Group meetup
When: 25th October
Where: Oude Westhof Village Square, Van Riebeeckshof Road, Bellville

Cape Town Joomla! User Group meetup is an event for Joomla users in South Africa. The agenda will touch on feedback from JoomlaDay South Africa (Cape Town), Joomla! 3.0 and celebrating the 7th Birthday of the Joomla! CMS.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 25.10.2012

- Nigeria
1st Youth Social Media Hangout 4.0
When: 27th October
Where: Lacaipaign Tropicana, 27 Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos

Its an event designed to attract Top Young People involve in National Development through their creative platforms. The event is in partnership with Talk Village International, Olori Supergal Blog, Fan Milk, ReDrive Naija International, Inagfa and Unotech media .

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 27.10.2012

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