The Tech startup scene in South Africa

Keith Jones (CoFounder), Sw7

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An overview of the technology startup and innovation scene in South Africa. What the market drivers are, who is doing what and where to find support. Keith Jones is the coFounder of Sw7, the largest tech accelerator in Africa. They work with over 150 early and late stage tech businesses, are the only Microsoft Bizspark plus partners in Africa and run the first full tech accelerator inside a large blue chip, for Standard Bank. The session covers the learnings and experiences in the sector and where business go for what support, funding and access to market

Entrepreneurialism and Business / Keynote / Impart wisdom / Enabling / Intermediate

Event: Johannesburg

Hashtags: #startups

Best for: Tech Founders

Speaker country: South Africa

Questions this session will answer:

What sets me and my business up for the best chances of success in the region
What to expect
Where to go for support
What the options are when looking for funding

Speaker qualifications:

We have been feeling the pain for nearly three years. We are the largest tech accelerator in Africa, more mentors, more support (only Microsoft Bizspark plus in Africa), Standard bank. We work with over 150 tech businesses

Supporting material:

Disrupt-Africa.com - four series thought leadership articles on the scene
Various in Ventureburn


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