Tech reporting in Africa has evolved significantly in the last decade. From fundraising stories and documenting the business of tech to scrutinising tech startup culture on the continent, this evolution is evidence that the African tech ecosystem has come a long way and opportunities abound within.

Still, much more can be done to provide a detailed overview of the industry to investors, operators, founders and other players. Some of the hindrances include the lack of trust between founders and journalists, and the lack of knowledge about the role these stories play in amplifying the ecosystem.

In less than one week, TechCabal will host a panel titled ‘The Role of Media in Africa Tech Coverage’, with some of the most influential players in African tech media at the AfricaNXT Summit. 

With a lineup of speakers such as Aanu Adeoye – West African correspondent, Financial Times; David Idagu– Africa Regional Consultant, Allison+Partners; Biola Alabi – CEO/Founder, Biola Alabi Media; and Alexander Onukwue, Nigeria Correspondent, Semafor; the session is going to be packed with lots of insightful knowledge from industry experts.

In this one-of-a-kind learning and networking event, this panel will highlight the role of the media in building the African tech ecosystem, how tech companies and the industry can leverage tech coverage, and practical ways founders and their teams can build better relationships with journalists. The event will take place on Monday, February 6 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (WAT)  at Landmark Centre, located at Plot 2 & 3 Water Corporation Road in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

If you’re a founder, operator, investor or just curious about media in the African tech space, here are 5 things you need to know about this event and why you should not miss it.

What is the AfricaNXT?

The AfricaNXT is the largest gathering of innovators in Africa. It is a five-day conference in Lagos, Nigeria that is focused on driving conversations that breed ideas, solutions and innovations. 

Is attendance virtual or in-person?

The AfricaNXT is a hybrid event, which means that a part of the audience will join online, and another part will attend in person. It doesn’t matter if you’re not in Lagos, you can still get the Digital Pass and attend virtually from wherever you are in the world.

How much does a ticket to attend the AfricaNXT summit cost?

There are four ticket tiers for this conference. The Campus Badge is free, the Campus Badge Plus costs 34K ($51), the Stakeholder Badge costs 272K ($467), and the Digital Pass costs $25. 

Who can attend Africa NXT?

Everyone can attend! The AfricaNXT is open to tech founders, startups, journalists,  policymakers, and anyone who is curious about media in Africa.

Why should I attend the event? 

If you run or work for a startup, this panel is a great way to know what’s happening in the industry, and how you can build better relationships with journalists. You’ll also get to network with and learn from your peers, as well as some of the major players in the industry. 

The Role of Media in Africa Tech Coverage panel is slated to be held on February 6, 2023. You can register for this event here. See you there!

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