Tech4Africa is the premier mobile, web & emerging tech event in Africa.

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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Friday Challenge: Sponsor a student at Tech4Africa, help us grow the next generation of leaders

We wanted to set a real challenge to everyone in the tech ecosystem:

To get 100 students to Tech4Africa this year, sponsored by the companies who will be hiring them in 3 to 5 years.

Student tickets are priced at the Early Bird rate of R1,200 (ex VAT).

Tech4Africa was founded to give greater access to global expertise and leadership in technology to Africans, as well as giving tech in Africa a bigger platform to showcase success. From October 31 – November 1 the Indaba Hotel will be overflowing with ideas and innovation, international, pan-African and local industry leaders.

The audience represents the entire tech ecosystem – start-ups and entrepreneurs to multi-nationals and investors, developers and software engineers to social media marketers, journalists and bloggers to new business development teams.

We’re keen to ensure that the next generation gets access to the same – to share their ideas, connect to others in the industry, learn from the best, get inspired to use tech to solve problems.

Last year a teacher in Linden brought a small group of grade 11 IT learners to Tech4Africa:
The learners were exposed to real-world, up-to-date and tech savvy African and international entrepreneurs and leaders. Tech4Africa conveyed in one day, that which takes me years to convey to my learners. Merely watching the news, reading newspapers or surfing the web, in no way exposes the learners to the opportunities they have or the part they can play in making our continent and country better. Tech4Africa showed my learners what part they can play and the responsibilities they have to make a difference. It is a year later and the learners are still talking about the mind shift that occurred in them during the conference.

African Leadership Academy student, Anthony Wamunyu Maina, who come to Tech4Africa last year, expresses what there is to gain for a young person at the start of their career path:
The Tech4Africa conference was a very enlightening event, especially for someone who has a passion for IT such as myself. Through this experience I was able to learn just how far this continent has developed and which are the areas that have lots of potential. Another key point is that I was able to meet and stay in contact, up to today, with people making great strides in the IT industry. This is crucial when it comes to networking. For that I am grateful and I look forward to numerous similar events in the future.

We’d love to see you at Tech4Africa, October 31 – November 1. We’d also love to see more students there, helping inspire a new generation who can drive the future of tech in Africa.

For companies wishing to sponsor a group of students, please contact

You can bring students from a school of your choice or a community near you, or we are happy to help find eager candidates!

Our partners make this all possible

Get your tickets

Tickets are selling fast, and still 8 days to go! Tickets are priced as follows:~

Developer Hackathon only: R1,000 ex VAT
Standard Registration: R1,800 ex VAT

Don't miss out on the coolest tech event of the year, for the price of two rounds of golf, or a hairdo and pair of shoes! Grab your tickets now!

Planning travel / Pitch @ Ignite / Have your say

Travel Startups Vote
Flying to Johannesburg? We've created an accomodation guide, including details on rooms available. Startups from around Africa can register for startup pitching competition. All details are on our Ignite page. For the first time you can have your say for Tech4Africa using our feedback platform. To find out more, visit our voting page.

Who goes to Tech4Africa?

Account Manager, Africa correspondent, BDFM Online Editor, Blogger, Campaign Manager, CEO, Chairman, Chief Sales and Marketing Office, Co-founder, Communications Officer, COO, CTO, Corporate Communication Specialist, Customer Experience Lead, Developer, Digital Brand Manager, Digital Platforms Manager, Editor-in-chief, Enterprise Architect, Executive Editor, Founder, Group CEO, Group Communications Manager, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Optimisation and Usability, Head of Digital Communications, Head of Digital Media and Marketing, Head of Engage, Head of Optimise, Head of PR and Communications, Head of Social Media, Head of Technical Operations, Head of Technology, Head: Digital Marketing Campaigns, Head: Digital Presence, Head: Product Development & Portals, Managing Director, Managing Editor, Managing Partner, Marketing & Commercial Manager, Marketing & Sales Manager, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, MD, Online Manager, Operations Manager, Owner, Partner, Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Researcher, Sales Director, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Manager: Strategic Contract R&D, Social media evangelist, Software Engineer, Technology Solutions Manager, Surveys Editor, Systems & Devices Manager, Talent Development, Technical Director, Technical Evangelist, Technology Editor, Technology Strategy, Usability expert, User Interface developer, Writer

Find out more about Tech4Africa.

Quotes from previous attendees:

@rudshep: Really an awesome day at Tech4Africa conference. This level of energy and optimism I have not seen anywhere else. SA Tech Rocks!

@ShawnGraaff: @Tech4Africa has reached out to over 150 cities, mostly main cities in Africa, this is how you empower and innovate a continent #T4A

@liambeeton: We have come to the end of @Tech4Africa #T4A. I really enjoyed myself, met some great people and am taking so much info away.

@imel: @Tech4Africa great being here, fantastic optimism in the air #t4a

@glenbvuma: Made the right choice by attending @Tech4Africa instead of marching with Malema. Really learning a lot from the guys. #T4A

More Quotes about Tech4Africa.

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Partner opportunities: We've worked with incredible companies in previous years. Will you join us this year? Find out more, or download the prospectus.

History of Tech4Africa: Did you know that Tech4Africa was first conceived in 2006, launched in 2010 and is now in it's 4th year? Read more about our history.

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