Upcoming African Startup Events, 14-20 May

Tech events happening in and around Africa everyday are a hotbed of innovation and creativity. Here’s a comprehensive schedule of upcoming events in Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Tunisia and Senegal in the coming week.

- Kenya

Mobile Garage
When: 19 May
Where: Ihub, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre George Padmore Lane, Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile Garage is an event by Akirachix funded by Infodev that specifically targets students to give them an opportunity to showcase their mobile projects and compete at the same level. The students exhibition aims to create a competition of ideas among students and give them an opportunity to test their pitching skills and sell their applications to an audience of different specialists.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 19.05.2012

- South Africa

Roaming & Interconnect Africa Annual Conference (RIC)
When: 16-17 May
Where: Sandton, Corner Fifth and Alice Streets, Johannesburg, South Africa.

RIC AFRICA is a meeting place for the entire Roaming & Interconnect professionals working for or with the African continent. RIC AFRICA 2012 will explore the innovations and services of tomorrow, while providing pragmatic approaches and how-to experience in delivering them effectively and profitably so the End User benefits from a better QoS and QoE

Charges: Premium Registration
Registration ends: 16.05.2012
Event Organizer: Grace Taylor (EMEA Account Manager at ROAMIC)

When: 14-15 May
Where: 5 stars hotel Sandton Sun Johannesburg, Corner Fifth and Alice Streets

MVAS Africa is an event for the Mobile VAS community of the African continent. This year’s event will tackle prospects in the region, arising from emerging growth and affluence in the region.
This annual event is an opportunity for Mobile VAS professionals working in Africa or for the African operators to share best practices, new technologies and applications

Charges: Premium
Registration ends: 14.05.2012

When: 15 May
Where: MIH Media Lab, Room E205, E&E Engineering building, Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch

#HackSTB is a regular monthly event that aims to showcase tech projects designed and built in Stellenbosch around cities of the world.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 15.05.2012

SANS at iTWeb Security Summit 2012
When: 15 May
Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street Sandown 2196, Johannesburg, ZA

The SANS WhatWorks Summit Series are unique two-day events that focus on the most current topics in computer and IT security. User Panels, Debates, Vendor Demos and short talks by industry experts help you get the most up-to-date security solutions in the least amount of time.

Charges: Delegate Registration
Registration ends: 15.05.2012

- Cote d’Ivoire

g | Cote d’Ivoire
When: 15 May
Where: Foundation Charles Donwahi, Two Trays, Facing the church of St Jacques, Abidjan

g | Cote d’Ivoire is a 2 day google event where the Google team meets community of developers, business leaders and entrepreneurs who are passionate about technology. The first day is dedicated to practical training sessions provided by Google engineers specializing in well known tools (App Engine, Android, Google Maps, Google +, webmaster tools). The second day is for marketers, webmasters and entrepreneurs with presentations about general and technical, treat products and platforms, Google, and offer tips and trends.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 10.05.2012

- Senegal

Roaming & Interconnect Africa Annual Conference (RIC)
When: 16-17 May
Where: Le Meridien President Dakar, Dakar

RIC AFRICA is a meeting place for the entire Roaming & Interconnect professionals working for or with the African continent. The two-days Conference, Workshop and Exhibition are designed to provide a wide range of options for delegates, whether they are newcomers to the Roaming & Interconnect technology or seasoned practitioners. RIC has also defined social programs which will provide an opportunity to relax, meet old friends and make new contacts.

Charges: Premium Registration
Registration ends: 16.05.2012
Event Organizer: Organizer: Youssouf Marius FOPOU NJOYA (Events Manager at ROAMIC)

- Cameroon

Barcamp Cameroon
When: 19 May
Where: GOETHE INSTITUT-KAMERUN, Bastos, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Barcamp is a non-conference, a conference which is not very conventional. It is free and open to the public. Subscription is mainly online and a Barcamp is organized as a participatory workshop-event. The event focuses on the latest innovations in terms of internet applications, free software and social networks in Cameroon and Africa.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 19.05.2012
Sponsors: Goethe Instit, Mosaiques, CAMAC, Ingenieris, DotCom, Google, Tic Mag, CaWaD, ERELA, Manyaka, Blowel, Yartech Group

- Tunisia

North Africa Com
When: 15-16 May
Where: Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia

North Africa Com provides the perfect forum for the innovation that is taking place in the region.Attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers to North Africa Com can expect to meet 600+ senior level representatives from mobile and fixed-line operators, Internet Service Providers, regulators, investors, telecoms solution vendors and content providers as before with new additions from OTT service providers, social media players and digital media brands.

Charges: Regional Operators, Regulators (US$199), African Non-Operator Companies (US$1299), International Operators and Regulators*(US$1299) International Non-Operator Companies (US$2,299)
Registration ends: 12.05.2012

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