Grant Awarded to Africa Gathering

Awarded on 23 Apr 2012

United Kingdom

Information and Communication Technology

Grant amount £15,000.00

On Friday 15 June this year, Africa Gathering – a previous Indigo grantee – will be holding their annual London conference in Canary Wharf. The one-day event is aimed at developing and building relationships between funders, investors and businesses, as well as highlighting grassroots successes and emerging tech companies from across Africa. The conference will seek to reframe the debate around technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. It will provide a showcase for creative African cheetahs that are taking the lead in developing amazing technology solutions.

Having funded a number of technology hubs across Africa, we think that Africa Gathering will offer a unique chance to bring a number of hubs and start-ups together to allow them to learn from one another, exchange success stories and promote themselves to a wide audience of funders and investors. It’s for this reason that we have awarded a grant of £15,000 to Africa Gathering to cover the flight and accommodation costs of several innovation hubs from as far afield as Zambia and Madagascar.

If you are a funder, investor or have an interest in African technology start-ups, tickets are  now available to buy here.