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

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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See you on Wednesday & Thursday this week for Tech4Africa 2012

First ever Tech4Africa Developer Day on Wednesday
Ten different workshops, start-up forums, hackathons
Over 20 speakers in 5 sessions, and 5 keynotes at Tech4Africa conference on Thursday
Expertise from Tanzania, DRC, Kenya, Nigeria, plus we're dialing in Africa!
Schwag from Mozilla, prizes from Mi-Fone to be won…

You can still register now – R1,000 for a developer pass and R1,800 for the full two days.

If you’re a developer...

Come on Wednesday to get Agile with the ThoughtWorkers, let Toby Kurien woo you with Android, go off the Rails with Kenneth Kalmer, learn about BigData and Hadoop, LAMP Stack trickery, and what Windows 8 can do for you..

If you want to know more about tech in Africa

Whether it be e-commerce or business process outsourcing, from smartphone invention to tweeting innovation, who the key players are and what the next big trends will be – you can see the speakers, and action packed agenda here.

If you’re a social media marketer...

Let MapIT send you on your way for a tour of social media marketing navigated by its cast of members, before getting in the Mxit on Wednesday. Get involved in the debate on mobile content and see your tweet up on the Tech4Africa MimiBoards.

If you’re an entrepreneur...

And you haven’t applied for Ignite like our 12 great finalists, come see what it is all about for next year’s competition! Meet the Ignite mentors, investors and IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Programme leaders, who can give you a trick or tip or three, while you network the room…

If you’re looking to expand into Africa...

Hangout with key tech hubs across Africa, from Senegal and Liberia to Uganda and Tanzania in our G+ session on challenges and opportunities across the continent. If you can’t make it in person, get online, catch some Air and join in!

If you’re working in tech and you are looking for partners, recruits, employers, investors, entrepreneurs, media contacts, interns, developers and more...

Come, meet and mingle, learn and contribute, tweet and hangout, network and join the after party! And then go away with some Mozilla swag, and maybe even a Mi-Fone hamper or a case of Real Time / Warwick Wine.

Last, but not least

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.

Notes To Editors

Tech4Africa is the premier mobile, web and emerging technology event in Africa, bringing global perspective to the African context. Culminating in an annual event over two days, which brings together attendees and speakers from around the world, Tech4Africa’s vision is that technology can catalyse economic and social change in Africa.

Tech4Africa started with the idea that people in Africa shouldn’t have to travel the world to listen to and interact with the best technology minds in the world … It continues with the idea that some of the best technology minds in the world are in Africa!

Sponsors for this year’s Tech4Africa include MTN, IBM, Thoughtworks, Google, InMobi, DMMA, AngelHub,, PayFast, Everlytic, RealmDigital, CTU, Mozilla, Real Time Wine and Mimiboard.

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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Media should apply for a media pass by contacting us.

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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