TecXposition 2021 to feature startup pitch contest and hackathon

TecXposition has launched the second edition of its annual Africa’s premier tech event. Taking place from November 11 – 12, 2021, the virtual event offers the opportunity to experience technology through a global lens, with local outcomes as well as demystifying tech with a view to improving profitability and enhancing everyday living.

Themed ‘Improving profitability: Changing everyday lives’, the virtual event will bring together over 100 speakers, 100 investors and 5,000 guests including:

  • Amy Jadesimi – CEO, LADOL

  • Dr. Jacques Attali – President, Positive Planet Foundation

  • George James – Founder, Be-Hookd Digital

  • Hafsat Abiola – President, Women in Africa Initiative

  • Neha Joshi – Global Managing Director, Accenture Security

  • Michael T. Young – Director, Caterpillar Ventures

  • Natalia Karayaneva – CEO, Propy

  • Nanhi Singh – Chief Customer Officer, Imperva

  • Ore Adeyemi, Managing Director and Global Head, HSBC Invest

  • Professor Pat Utomi –  Founder, Centre for Value in Leadership

  • Sidney Kombo-Kintombo – Award-winning animation supervisor

The event will cover over 30 tracks including Crypto, Digital, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Impact, Investment and Sustainability across several industry verticals, including Agriculture, Sports, Real Estate, Transportation, Health and Education.

TecXposition 2021 will again feature a conference, with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of the key technology domains in play, how these tech domains work separately and together, as well as understanding how best it can be used to deliver tangible gains. Additionally, startups can take part in a ‘Best of Africa’ startup pitch competition, as well as the TecXposition Hackathon, which aims to bring exposure to talent in Africa as contestants collaborate to create original technologies for solving six challenges.

This year also debuts an Expert Series which will deliver free training from industry experts and one of the event’s most exciting offerings yet, in partnership with Be-Games, is the Africa’s Game Jam competition where participants must build and submit a mobile game over the course of three weeks. Participants must share a playable version of the game with Be-Games in a bid to win PAID internships.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Ify Nwoyeocha, Global Executive Leader says: “This is just the beginning for Africa. We expect to see monumental changes that showcase not only the enormous and resilient talent but the technological firsts across the continent.”

Supported by partners including Africa Communications Week, Africa Women in Tech, Alchemist Accelerator, Be-Games, Be-Hookd, Business Insider Africa, IE University, IN-CO, Platform Africa and Wimbart, the TecXposition virtual platform promises to deliver a rich online experience that can be used by anyone with a device and access to the internet.

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