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Africa Tech Festival 2023 – The Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech
Event dates: 13-16 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 14 - 16 NovCape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Event dates: 13-16 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 14 - 16 Nov,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town


Championing women founders, leaders and change-makers in tech

accelerateHER is a global events series and network bringing together a highly curated group of exceptional entrepreneurs, CEOs and global thought leaders in an environment conducive to catalytic discussion and collaboration. The driving force behind the accelerateHER community is that we are women first - uniting men and women to drive societal change through technology.

Key sessions include

Shaping the Future of Africa & Leading Through Adversity

Our opening keynote discussion brings together visionary change-makers defining the future of tech. Hear from women at the helm of the world’s greatest tech companies and the industry’s most exciting disruptive start-ups and scale-ups. Here how they have led through adverse times, maintained resilience and looking to the future.

Tech for Humanity & Change for Good

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they’re developed from the ground. How do we ensure that everyone benefits from these technologies, not just elites? With change coming from ‘above’ from global companies and also ‘below’ from grassroot solutions, strides are being made in the African Tech industry. Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, and one that tech has begun to challenge. Many are using technology to champion change and make Africa safer for women.

Join us in conversation with a global player implementing technology in Africa, and 2/3 women grassroots entrepreneurs. Hear them compare notes and discuss challenges they’re facing and opportunities that lie ahead.

Closing the Digital Divide & Addressing Digital Poverty

Covid-19 amplified many pre-existing inequalities, one of those being the digital divide. The digital divide—gaps in access to information and communication technology—has seen many left out of the digital landscape. So, how is this being addressed and by whom? How must the public and private sectors collaborate to help bridge this gap