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

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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Five Reasons to be @ Tech4Africa

If you need to convince your boss why you should get a ticket to Tech4Africa, we’re here to help! Better still, bring your boss along.

1. Top-value tickets

We worked hard to bring the ticket price down to about half what it was last year. We want to make sure that everyone who needs to be at Tech4Africa can be there – from developers to designers, students to social media marketers:

One-day pass for Developer Day and Hackathon only = R1,000
Two-day conference pass = R1,800

2. New networks and old friends

Meet international speakers like Desigan Chinniah from Mozilla and Neal Ford from ThoughtWorks, network and find potential new partners or clients, recruits or employers. Here are some of the companies sending delegates to Tech4Africa:

Adapt IT, CloudAfrica, Department of Education, DSTV Mobile, Firestring, FNB, GeoLink, Highway Africa, Hollard Insurance, House for Hack, IS, Nokia, PayFast, Quirk, SEACOM, Standard Bank, Symantec, SYNAQ, Technical Placements, Telkom, Virgin Mobile.

3. Expand your African horizons

You can be the one your company turns to when they want to find out what is happening in the tech landscape beyond the Limpopo. Hear from speakers like Sim Shegaya from Nigeria’s largest e-commerce site, DealDey, or Amolo N’gweno, founder of Africa’s first ever ISP, now running Digital Divide Data Kenya.

We’ll also be dialing in key tech hubs from around the continent, including Liberia, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, Congo, Kenya and Uganda.

4. Spot the next Bill Gates

Ignite returns with a pitch-coaching workshop and open discussion forum for qualifying start-ups with top mentors, including AngelHub, the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Team and Deloitte Digital. Enter now!

The top start-up pitches will present to the whole audience in a live pitch competition on Thursday, for a prize of R25,000! Pick your winner and maybe you can be the first to spot Africa’s next top entrepreneur and tech genius.

5. Skill Up And Hack On

Put on your comfiest clothes, get a good night’s sleep, pack your laptop and come see what we have on offer at the dedicated Developer Day and Hackathon:

Thoughtworks leads a full one-day session on Agile and continuous delivery.
Hackathon will cover Ruby on Rails, Mastering the Lamb Shack, BigData / EC2 / Scala / Hadoop & Virtualisation for Haxors.
Workshops cover Windows 8, digital marketing, mobile monetization, and the Mxit developer ecosystem.

Last, but not least

An un-official sixth entry into the top reasons to come to Tech4Africa... Stick around after Thursday’s conference for some drinks and nibbles at the official Tech4Africa after-party. Time to digest all the ideas and share a beer with the people you’ve met. You know you want to!

Check out the speakers, action packed agenda and get your ticket.

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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

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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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