A Boomwacker opening ceremony to remember!
What is the challenge that we need to meet?
Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution and why it matters to the African economy. Minister Rob Davies, DTI.
Panel Discussion: Integration of technologies and digitalization: then fourth industrial revolution in action.
Building regional trade Between Entrepreneurs: Trading in Africa and with the world:
SAIS: Unpacking inclusive innovation and bringing SADC representatives from 6 SADC countries ready to trade and build innovation systems in the region.
Graca Machel receives Niras award for her work with entrepreneurs in Africa
25+ countries participate to look for partners, technology led founders and investments in technology. Find them on the Match and Invest platform that opens 3 weeks before the summit.
SADC: Fem Bio Biz Pitching Den: Showcasing the best 24 female –led businesses in Biotech from 13 SADC countries with a focus on Health and Nutrition. Anyone ready to partner or trade with these ladies?
Tech Entrepreneurs Acceleration
Finding investments and talent: Tech Show case: Fuel cells, Greening, Agri tech, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, Edutech, Big Data, Beneficiation, Innovation in Cities and social Innovation
Parliament of the future: How do we integrate national programmes and policy? Where are the gaps in the system? What can be done about it? Why is it so difficult to procure SA made products?
The Global Cleantech Pitching Den: watch 20 new clean and green technologies pitch their ideas
Inventor’s garage, supported by Popular Mechanics, come and look at the new inventions in this space and support them through deal making and exposure.
Blue print for disruption series: the summit offers a series of AR and VR show cases and two master classes that provides a blue print for disruption and a product market fit class to fit your disruptive idea so that the market can accept it.
The World start-up Cup where the best compete against the best: Investors and supporters judge and the summit create linkages for this group.
Large corporate venturing and trading with and investing in SMMEs:
CEO panel: watch the debate between 4 manufacturing companies about the effect of the fourth industrial revolution and the effect on global supply chains. Learn and prepare how to address this and make them your clients.
Supply chain integration: meet the talent and integrate into your supply chain from across industries. This is where tech meet each other and the integration between industries can happen.
80+ investors and 500+ tech entrepreneurs on the Match and Invest platform: profile your offering and look for a match to accelerate growth, finding talent, finding investments, finding partners, integrate black owned talent into your pipeline.
Corporate Venturing: A masterclass by Will Searle (UK) on how innovation and venturing for corporates. Steve Meller from Silicon Valley share insight on how Corporates do Venturing
Futures thinking for Businesses: Futures School of Stellenbosch
Funding and the growth of the VC market
VC panel discussion about the growth and state of the industry. How do corporates do VC?
- discussion of VC report from SAVCA
- VC Networking session
- Investors profiled on Match and Invest platform
- Impact investment Panel discussion
Activate: Social innovation can be fueled by technology to make more impact. Is there any deals to be made between social innovators and tech innovators?
Full day programme for this stream to follow.
Cities of the future and how the tech entrepreneur play a role
Cities: My African City panel discussion: how does an African city of the future look like? What do we need to keep in mind? And where are the opportunities? How does municipalities procure innovation social or technological? How do you transform a city?
Treasury facilitates a panel discussion about Data and Cities and their citizens.
Future of Mobility Panel discussion. Victor Radebe
Artificial Intelligence: Panel discussion: Activating AI in Africa: Empowering Africa’s data and its people. To be empowered within AI requires collection, distribution, storage, and continuous quality control. This panel will discuss whether we have that ability within Africa and what is required for an empowered African AI
World AI chapter launched
A masterclass: Brainstorming with Deep learning experts and infuse your business with machine learning to scale.
Culture for Entrepreneurship Robust discussions about value chains, integration of the economy through industry specific discussions.
The opportunity for entrepreneurs and corporates is to make cross industry connections and expand their own opportunities.
Agritech panel discussion: AFGRI leads a conversation on how to make the Agritech sector more competitive with technology.
Panel 1: FinTech for Farming: The Future of financial services for the sector (Bankable Farmer)
Investing for Growth in Food and Agri Tech: VC, Corporates, FMCG and Government support of the sector
Panel 2: Driving tech-Adoption and the impact on our next generation: Data, Connectivity, Automation and the future of on-farm technology in Africa
Starts ups, investing, and scaling an African AgTech Company – What does it take? Lessons from successful peers.
Biotech panel: Unpacking the challenges in the value chain.
FemBio Biz competition links Biotech entrepreneurs with Biotech investors. Corporates interested in this space can also watch the pitches and meet the tech entrepreneurs.
Showcase of innovation in Edutech with Augmented Reality and new business models
Edutech panel discussion: EdTech that Works: Building pragmatic innovations for SA’s Wicked Problems
Culture for entrepreneurship: 150 student volunteers learning about entrepreneurship.
Panel discussion: The entrepreneurial university. What is happening in our universities with entrepreneurship?
SA’s fastest growing and most threatened industry. Where is Fintech going?
Get connected with the World’s largest Fintech accelerator in Silicon valley
Integration and measurement of success
What will be doing with these networks, ideas, and deals? Commitments on the James Dunro painting for the year.
GreenHat technology tracking the conversation
How do we bring all of this together? INTEGRATED APPROACH and finishing with a talk about the trends of the future.
A bigger Boomwacker closing ceremony that brings it all together
14th is additional Opt In events: Pre-registration required and not included in the Standard Delegate ticket.
Eco system Tours on 14 September and Deep Dive Masterclasses
Eco System tours on the third Day: A Biotech Bus, A Cities of the Future Bus, A Edutech Bus and a Social Innovation Bus secured
- Blueprint for Disruption Design Thinking
- Market fit masterclass
- Futures thinking master class
- Creativity masterclasses: Mark Dodsworth