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June 2016

1776 Challenge Cup- USA

June 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Washington DC, United States + Google Map

Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs, influencers, policymakers, investors, and other startup champions from all over the world gather in Washington, D. C. for Challenge Festival. The week is full of opportunities to connect with startups and industry leaders, research potential ventures, learn from a diversity of insights and expertise, and check out the most promising startups as they compete for $175,000 in cash grants and up to $1 million in funding. Here's the schedule of when to expect the robust lineup of speakers, startups, and celebrations:…

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Silicon Mountain Conference (Cameroon)

June 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Buea, Cameroon + Google Map

SMConf is the flagship conference of the Buea Tech Community which attracts creatives, hackers and community organizers from Africa to the Mount Fako area in Cameroon for a day of code labs, workshops and sessions of inspiration and fun.

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July 2016

SpeedUPAfrica – Startup Bootcamp (Ghana)

July 6, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Ashesi University Ghana + Google Map

Here's Africa's Most Impactful Startup Bootcamp ever!!!!! DraperDarkFlow (with 500 Startups, Singularity University, F6S, Ashesi University, & RanLabs) is launching SpeedUPAfrica - an epic 4 day Growth & Investment focused Startup Bootcamp where we'll bring in Silicon Valley & Global Mentors & Investors with the Top 100 hottest Startups in Africa for Workshops, Mentor Sessions, Growth Hacking, on-the-spot Introductions, on-the-spot Investments, Turning-up, and other super cool surprises. DraperDarkFlow (and other investor) will also invest over $1M in the Most Promising…

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August 2016

FoundedToFunded : Black Women In Tech FireChat

August 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Untitled) Silver Spring, MD United States + Google Map

Join I/O Spaces for the next FoundedToFunded series. An exclusive firechat with Netia McCray, she serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Mbadika, and Dr Charlene Brown, she is CEO and Founder of ReciproCare. Netia is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Mbadika, a social venture dedicated to fostering youth-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. As a speaker, Ms. McCray has spoken on youth-driven innovation and entrepreneurship on behalf of the…

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October 2016

4th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

October 27, 2016 - October 29, 2016
(Untitled) Atlanta, GA + Google Map

Conference Theme Changing Research for a Changing World The Black Doctoral Network Conference will bring together both world renowned and emergent scholars and professionals from the Social Sciences, STEM and humanities to function as a resource, a support system, as a space of intellectual exchange, and a place to create connections and develop collaborations. Conference Information Black Doctoral Network is leading the next generation of Black scholars to reach new heights. Encouraging intellectual curiosity and transformative research, the Black Doctoral…

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January 2017

Africa Tech Now Competition at CES 2017!!!

January 5 - January 7
(Untitled) Las Vegas, NV United States + Google Map

<Back to African Tech Startup Events Africa Tech Now is the #1 event showcasing the African entrepreneurship ecosystem at International CES, promoting the continent as the next digital and innovation hub. AFRICA TECH NOW VILLAGE will offer promising African Startups the ability to demonstrate their innovations during the show. Being the world's largest tech event, CES is an incredible place to get exclusive access to investors, buyers, clients and business partners. Is your startup driving the digital future of Africa?…

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March 2017

USAID and 500 startups present , “Geeks on a Plane – Africa Tour” (March 2017)

March 16 - March 23

Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about high-growth technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond with fellow travelers, a wealth of new friends and business contacts in exploding technology markets, and a stronger appreciation for the cultural and economic ties that…

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July 2017

Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit

July 5 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
ghana Accra, Ghana + Google Map

The Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit is a conference organized by the government to establish relationships with the diaspora community.  The summit aims to harness capital for development purposes by encouraging Ghanaians abroad to invest in Ghana. The platform creates continuous dialogue and opportunity for the Ghanaian community abroad, to interact with their country in a productive and mutually beneficial way to harness Ghana’s resource potential for accelerated development.

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September 2017

Machine Millennials and Money

September 28
Landark Event Center Lagos, Nigeria + Google Map

Africa as a Platform is a tech conference that recognizes information and communications technology (ICT) innovators throughout the African continent using technology to confront Africa’s daring economic challenges. Many innovators on the continent are using creativity, ambition and passion to transform the lives of communities and the continent at large. Recognizing these Innovators and how they are resiliently telling the new narrative of ‘Africa for Africans’ is what birthed Africa as a platform.

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October 2017

TechCrunch Battlefield Africa (Deadline July 1st)

October 11

1 Funding The Battlefield has no funding minimum or maximums to participate. We've worked with teams in the "garage stage" all the way up to millions dollars in funding. It really depends on your business. A hardware company making batteries is naturally going to need more early money than a consumer mobile app. That being said, most participating startups would consider themselves to be seed stage. Regardless of the money raised (or lack thereof) at the time of application, companies…

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