Africa Innovate is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education. In addition to the panels, the esteemed Keynotes reflect on how they have made their contribution to the continents development. It's Vision Talks allow select guests to share ideas they want you to be a part of developing.
4/11/2014 to 4/12/2014
April 11-12, 2014
MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St., MIT Media Lab E14 6th Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
MIT Africa Business Club
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We are proud to present the 4th annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference, to be held on the11th and 12th April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab.
"At MIT, we believe in creating a platform for groundbreaking ideas and in fostering an environment that forges the networks that will enable these ideas to flourish”
Africa Innovate is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education. In addition to our panels, our esteemed Keynotes reflect on how they have made their contribution to the continents development. Our Vision Talks allow select guests to share ideas they want you to be a part of developing. Finally, our 2014 Business Plan Competition and Hackathon give young upstarts the opportunity to present their ideas to movers and shakers and walk away with funds to take their vision for Africa to the next level.
If you have an interest in understanding the emerging ideas shaping Africa’s future, please attend the event. Tickets will be on sale from mid-February. Look out for the Africa Innovate mobile application, available from early March, that will allow you to get up to speed before the conference and to send thoughts and questions ahead of time.
If you have something you would like to contribute to the conference event, we want to hear from you.
|08:00||9:00||Registration and Breakfast||Main Atrium|
|9:00||9:10||Opening Remarks||Main Room|
|9:10||9:20||Welcome Address, Dean||Main Room|
|9:20||10:05||Opening Keynote||Main Room|
|10:05||10:20||Vision Talk 1 - Aboyeji Iyinoluwa||Main Room|
|10:20||10:35||Coffee Break||Winter Garden|
|10:35||11:35||PANEL: Incubators and Tech Hubs||Main Room|
|PANEL: Energy||Silverman Skyline|
|11:50||12:05||Vision Talk 2- Perihan Abouzeid||Main Room|
|12:05||13:05||PANEL: Women in Africa||Main Room|
|13:05||14:20||LUNCH||Winter Garden / Main Atrium|
|14:20||14:35||Vision Talk||Main Room|
|14:35||14:50||Business Plan Introduction and Pitches||Main Room|
|15:05||16:05||PANEL: Healthcare||Overflow Room|
|PANEL: Technology||Silverman Skyline|
|16:20||17:05||Keynote #2||Main Room|
|17:05||17:20||Business Plan Results||Silverman Skyline|
|17:20||17:35||Closing Remarks||Main Room|
|17:35||19:00||Networking Reception/Career Reception||Main Atrium|
|REGISTRATION TYPE||SALES END||PRICE||FEE|
|Student (Early Bird)|
Sales end March 14th. Must use .edu email to purchase; Student IDs will be checked at door - no entry without valid student ID.
|Mar 14, 2014||$45.00||$2.78|
|Student Admission more info||Apr 12, 2014||$60.00||$3.45|
|General Admission (Early Bird) more info||Mar 14, 2014||$65.00||$3.68|
|General Admission (MIT Alumnus) more info||Apr 12, 2014||$70.00||$3.90|
|General Admission more info||Apr 12, 2014||$85.00||$4.58|
>> Click here to Register Online
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Two Cambridge Center
Massachusetts, 02142 USA
** Guests may reserve their rooms by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-617-494-6600 and asking for MIT discount rate.