Thursday, May 02, 2013

Africa 2.0 to host Start-up Africa initiative

We closed off with Clement Banjo - Head of Communication and Business Development for Africa 2.0. He was speaking to us about the Start-up Africa initiative. Africa 2.0 is a Pan-African civil society organization that consists of over 300 young and emerging leaders from Africa and the Diaspora who share a collective vision for Africa and a commitment to finding and implementing sustainable solutions capable of leapfrogging the development of the continent. The organisation will be hosting "Start-up Africa" from Thursday May 9th to Sunday May 11th in Woodstock, Cape Town. Start-up Africa is a 3 day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, market validation and the weekend culminating with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback that’s aimed at innovative, dynamic and high impact business ideas. Some of the renowned speakers include Rene Dinesen - Danish Ambassador of South Africa, Wendy Luhabe - South African Businesswoman, Alan Knott-Craig - founder of World Avatar and former CEO of Mxit and Minister Trevor Manuel. For more information go to africa2point0.org

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