[Accra, Ghana- October 13, 2019 ] The 2nd annual Ghana Tech Summit will return with 100 global speakers and 2000 participants on December 13, 2019. Due to sponsorship by the Africa Future Fund and Forbes8- the summit will be free for all participants. Delegates can still purchase VIP tickets for exclusive invites and enhanced experiences.
Ghana Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via technology and entrepreneurship under the mandate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
As West Africa’s largest tech summit, the 2018 edition was trending #2 on twitter, galvanizing 100 speakers and 1000 attendees, and announced to over 573, 420 global participants in just 2 days. With over 1600 summit rsvp, 38+ local partners and 140 global partners, the Ghana Tech Summit team now has one of the largest databases of tech innovation influencers, experts, and decision makers in the country.
The summit launched in 2018 with speakers from leading companies such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, IBM, Microsoft. The 2019 summit returns with the same line up of top tier companies with the new theme: “Year of Return- Redefining the Future of Africa”. Over 40 media representatives from Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, NY Times in attendance.
Managing partner of the Africa Future Fund, Einstein Kofi Ntim, stressed that with recent headlines showcasing Ghana as the fastest growing economy in Africa, the launch of Google Ai Lab, and the opening of Ghana’s first Diaspora office- the Ghana Tech Summit can not only serve as an annual event series alone but as a stable, consistent and highly regarded platform for tech and economic development in the region.
The program will also relaunch Ghana Tech Week from Friday, December 13 to Friday December 20th which will feature over 80 organizations hosting activations, programs and launches in Ghana for Year of Return activities with celebrities, politicians and VIP guests from all over the world..
Ghana Tech Summit has a long term roadmap as a 12 year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) – the first and largest digital accelerator that accelerates 1,000 companies to market annually across 90 countries entirely online. The GSE network also boast the largest tech summit community in the world hosting 25-30 programs a year including Ai Tech Summit, Blockchain Tech Summit, Space Tech Summit, VR Tech Summit, Nano Tech Summit, Haiti Tech Summit, Her Future Summit, Africa Future Summit, Europe Future Summit, etc. Keynote speakers in the network include Ndaba Mandela, Ben Horowitz (Investor Twitter, Facebook), Tim Draper (Investor in Skype, Hotmail etc); Naveen Jain (Founder of Moon Express, Viome etc.); Current President of Haiti Jovenel Moise; Vicky Jeudy from Netflix Orange is the New Black; and VP+CEOs from Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and more.
About: Ghana Tech Summit: Ghana Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via technology and entrepreneurship.
About Africa Future Fund: The Africa Future Fund is a premier platform that invests and supports initiatives that accelerate future tech advancements across Africa and the wider diaspora. Initiatives supported by the Africa Future Fund includes the Africa Future Summit, Africa Future Tour, Africa Future Accelerator.
About Forbes8: A division of Forbes Magazine, The Forbes8 mission is to provide entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs across the globe with greater access to opportunity by supporting, resourcing, impacting, inspiring and equipping each stage of their journey as they traverse the highs and lows of being an innovator.
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