Africa Tech Summit 2017 – London




Africa Tech Summit London (ATSLDN) is the leading African tech event in Europe providing unrivaled insight and networking with the African tech ecosystem.

ATSLDN brings together 200+ tech leaders, international investors, entrepreneurs, African governments, trade bodies, media and leading ventures to drive investment and business between Africa and Europe.



08.45 am – Opening Remarks 

Lanre Akinola

 – 9.00 am -How to Scale a Technology Business from Zero

Justin Flyod – RedCloud Technologies

 – 09.30 am – The Face Of Fintech In Africa

Alexia Christie – Webber Wentzel

– 09.45 – AM The F Word

Fintech is one of the hottest sectors for investment in Africa with payments, mobile money, banking and remittances key battle grounds. 

Justin Flyod – RedCloud Technologies
Rostan Schwab  –  International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Dr Edward George – EcoBank
Nadir Kharmissa – Hello Group / Bedlam Inc
Nina Triantis – Standard Bank

 – 10.25 am – Morning Networking
 – 10.55 am- Blockchain – The African Opportunity

Insights on how blockchain is being used to create new business models in Africa.

Charlene Chen – BitPesa
Emmanuel Noah – BenBen

 – 11:34 am – Exploring The Promise Of African Innovation

Yinka Adegoke – Quartz Africa

 – 11.50 am – Show Me The Money

Investors and funds from across Africa shine a light on the investment landscape and outlook across Africa and what is hot now.

Jonathan Rosenthal – The Economist
Wale Ayeni – International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Toro Orero – Draper Dark Flow
Ido Sum – TLTide

 – 12.30 pm – Networking Lunch & Expo

– 13.30 pm  – How To Invest In African Tech

Hear from leading industry players and platforms on how to invest in African tech.

Tomi Davies – Lagos Angel Network / ABAN
Ben White – VC4 Africa
David Van Djik – ABAN
Tom Jackson -Disrupt Africa
Chinedu Enekwe – TipHub

 – 14.05 pm – Scaling up off-grid energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christopher Baker-Brian – BBOXX

 – 14.20 PM – Building, Launching & Monetising

Strategy, promotion and partnerships are critical elements – learn from the experts.

Russell Southwood – Balancing Act
Deepankar Rustagi – VConnect
Christopher Baker-Brian – BBOX
Andrew Osayemi – Meet the Adebanjos
Marek Zmyslowski – HotelOga

 – 14.55 pm – Afternoon Networking
 – 15.25 pm – Are we marketing bad products?

Adia Sowho – Etisalat Nigeria

 – 15.40 pm – Mobile Operators & Start-ups – A Match Made For Impact

Leading operators and start-ups share insights on how working together drives impact.

Maxime Bayen – GSMA
Eline Blaauboer – Safaricom Spark / Africa Tech Ventures
Perseus Mlambo -Zazu
Stephen Haggard -Eneza Education

– 16.20 pm – African Startups: If You Can’t Pitch Effectively to Media, You’ll Probably Bomb With VCs

Jake Bright – TechCrunch

– 16.35 pm – Laws Of Attraction

What are the key lessons African tech ventures need to learn to harness the power of the media? What are the future trends for African tech and media in a digital world? Learn from the African media experts.

Yinka Adegoke – Quartz Africa
Jake Bright – TechCrunch
Jessica Hope – Wimbart PR
Seyi Taylor – TechCabal
Emmanuel Akinwotu – The Guardian

– 17.05 pm – Using AI To Map Tech Talent To The Right Job Opportunities

by Jessica Francisca Colaço – Brave Venture Labs

 – 17.20 pm – Data Is Knowledge – Knowledge Is Power

The new data revolution provides unprecedented opportunities and we uncover a new wave of ventures harnessing data and tech across Africa.

Rob Whittigen – Asoko
Emma Margetts – Alpha Exchange
Jessica Colaco – Brave Venture Labs
Claire Munene – mSurvey
Joel Macharia – Abacus

– 18.00 pm Closing Remarks

Andrew Fassnidge

– 18.10 pm – Evening Networking Reception with TLA Africa


Delegates Include:

  • Leading investors, funds and VCs from Europe, USA and Africa
  • Supranational investors such as the World Bank & IFC
  • Leading tech companies from Africa & Europe
  • African and UK Government(s) and agencies
  • Mobile and telecoms ventures
  • Banking and fintech leaders
  • Media and entertainment companies
  • African start-ups
  • Businesses entering or expanding in Africa
  • Consultants
  • Analysts
  • International Media



20th April 2017



The Grand at Trafalgar Square, London


Register HERE 

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