The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is hosting the second edition of the Africa Technology Summit (ATS) at InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from December 6-7, 2016
The summit aims at bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, multinationals, and startups shaping the African technological ecosystem. ATS encourages the leading lights in the tech sector to interact and discuss on the methods of using technology to achieve Africa’s goals.
According to MEST founder Jorn Lyseggen, “Africa is fast becoming a destination for top technology companies and players. Global brands and personalities like Mark Zuckerberg and Y Combinator have visited and invested in the continent in recent months, and Lagos in particular is on its way to becoming an influential stage in the global tech space. We’re especially excited to host ATS in a city and a country that we believe is really going to take off.”
This year, ATS will feature a new addition called the MEST Startup Demo Day which will have MEST’s top portfolio companies pitch in front of a range of investors.
Talking about this year’s Summit, MEST Lagos General Manager, Neku Atawodi, said, “I’m thrilled about the opportunity to highlight Nigeria’s vibrant tech scene as well as comparing and learning from others across the region. ATS is a great venue for bringing the different pockets of Sub-Saharan Africa together in one place, under one roof, for two days of exchanging ideas.”
The topics to be discussed this year include comparing tech landscapes across regions, building the infrastructure to support Africa’s ambitions, leaders in fintech, developments in agritech, corporate venture capitalism, and investing in African tech.
Speakers that will be at the event include Interswitch CEO, Mitchell Elegbe; MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke; Chairperson, Global Alliance for Affordable Internet, Omobola Johnson; Iroko CEO, Jason Njoku; Google Country Manager for Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor; Uber General Manager for West Africa, Ebi Atawodi; and Paga CEO, Tayo Oviosu.