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Africa Tech Summit

Yesterday, Gather participated in the second annual Africa Tech Summit. The summit brought together founders, investors and business people from across the world to celebrate Africa’s growing and innovative tech sector.

The summit was attended by several hundred representatives from start-ups, established businesses and professional services. Fifty men and women presented from the platform, sharing insights into new technology, business strategy and securing investment.

The biggest takeaway was the buzz of excitement at the recent successes and future opportunities for Africa’s technology sector. As successful entrepreneur Nadir Khamissa said toward the start of the summit, “Africa created mobile money and should be proud. Now it’s time to create new things”.

The summit was a fantastic opportunity to network with other tech entrepreneurs, catch up with old friends and make new ones! Gather was particularly inspired by Bsoun Tijani who encouraged the summit that, “social capital stands to help Africa lead in tech development at a faster pace than in the West”. The opportunity for tech for good in Africa is exciting!