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Liquid Telecom supports local start-ups to attend Africa Tech Summit Kigali

Liquid Telecom will join innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at this week’s Africa Tech Summit taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, 14-15 February.

Africa Tech Summit Kigali brings together leaders from the African ecosystem, international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa.

The Summit will provide unrivaled insight, networking and business opportunities – and explore the latest trends with 90 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, panels and breakout sessions

On day one Ben Roberts, chief technical and innovation officer for Liquid Telecom, will be participating in a panel discussion: Connectivity – Unlocking A World Of New Opportunities alongside Kojo Boakye from Facebook, Erik Hersman from BRCK and Nanjira Sambuli from World Wide Web Foundation.

Ben will be discussing why ‘Africa’s Cloud is Liquid’ and how Africa will see many ‘cloud first’ ICT systems developed for businesses just as many Africans have experienced ‘mobile first’ in connectivity.



Day two sees Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships for Liquid Telecom, take part in a panel discussing The State of Innovation alongside

Hannah Clifford from Nairobi Garage, Abdihakim Ainte from iRise Hub, Elton Mutize from Venture Labs and Barbara Birungi from Hive Colab.

Oswald leads Liquid Telecom’s African Innovation initiative that is helping African innovation hubs, startups and academic institutions to develop emerging technologies, such as cloud, data science and internet of things leveraging Liquid Telecom’s infrastructure and pan-African presence.

To celebrate its participation in this prestigious event, Liquid Telecom is offering free tickets priced to the summit to start-ups based in Rwanda.  Please email kajuja.mussabwa@liquidtelecom.com to register your interest providing information about your business including number of employees, customers, partners, scale-up strategy – and funding to date.

For more details about the Africa Tech Summit please visit www.africatechsummit.com/kigali/. Africa Tech Summit Kigali is supported by the Rwandan Ministry for ICT and sponsored by, amongst others, Liquid Telecom.



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