Africa Blockchain Incubation Program Showcases Innovation at DEMO Day
Kigali, June 24, 2023 – The African blockchain ecosystem has reached a pivotal moment as the Africa Blockchain Incubation Program gears up for its highly anticipated Demo Day. This momentous event, held on June 22, 2023, at the prestigious Kigali Convention Centre, brought together some of Africa’s most promising blockchain startups, ready to unveil their groundbreaking ideas and disruptive solutions.
The Africa Blockchain Incubation Program, a transformative initiative aimed at supporting and nurturing blockchain startups across the continent, has been instrumental in empowering entrepreneurs to develop sustainable businesses that address Africa’s unique challenges while making a global impact. With a focus on both business models and technology solutions, the program has nurtured these startups, allowing them to thrive and create value in Africa and beyond.
Over the past few months, these visionary startups have embarked on an intensive journey, traversing various stages of development. Now, the time has come for them to shine on the grand stage of the Demo Day. This showcase of innovation is set to redefine industries and shape the future of the continent.
The event promises to be an extraordinary display of cutting-edge blockchain solutions, presenting a myriad of opportunities for stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Investors, regulators, vendors, and other key players in the ecosystem will converge to witness the unveiling of disruptive ideas and engage with these pioneering entrepreneurs.
The Africa Blockchain Incubation Program has always been committed to fostering connections and collaboration among its partners. The Demo Day serves as a catalyst for the establishment and growth of a technologically advanced economy in Africa. By bringing together stakeholders from various sectors, the event encourages dialogue, knowledge sharing, and the creation of synergies that drive the continent’s digital transformation.
The agenda for the Demo Day is packed with thought-provoking sessions and engaging activities. It begins with an introduction to the Africa Blockchain Incubation Program by Kayode Babarinde, the Executive Director of the Africa Blockchain Institute, who will set the stage for an inspiring day ahead. This will be followed by a welcome address from Esther Kunda, the Director General of Innovation and Emerging Technologies at the Ministry of ICT in Rwanda, emphasizing the government’s commitment to fostering technological advancement and entrepreneurship.
One of the highlights of the event is a panel discussion on “Building blockchain and 4IR capacity and skills in Africa.” Led by industry experts, including Godfrey Zvenyika, Director & HOO of Deriv (RW) Ltd., Dr. Stanley Mukasa, Senior Manager Entrepreneurship & Industry Partnerships at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, and Oluwaseun David ADEPOJU, Head of CCHUB Design Lab, the panel will explore the importance of equipping African innovators with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The discussion will be moderated by Victoire Akaniwabo, Managing Director of Hence AI, Rwanda.
As the day progresses, the spotlight will shine on the startups themselves. Tswaanda Africa, Crunch Network, Konnadex Technologies, and Pharmalink will take center stage to demonstrate their solutions, pitch their ideas, and interact with the esteemed audience. These startups represent the best of African innovation and embody the spirit of entrepreneurship that is driving the continent forward.
The Africa Blockchain Incubation Program’s Demo Day is a testament to the immense potential of blockchain technology in Africa. It showcases the ingenuity and resilience of African entrepreneurs and their ability to leverage emerging technologies to solve complex challenges. Through this event, the program aims to inspire, connect, and foster an ecosystem that propels Africa to the forefront of global technological innovation.
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Ndasi Tata is a Bitcoin entrepreneur from Cameroon, who holds an M.Sc in Blockchain and Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia. He is an advocate of Bitcoin in Africa and uses various social media platforms to promote his ideas and ventures. Tata has a background in state journalism and has established himself as a significant figure in the Bitcoin community.