Fund Africa Inc. is a Social Enterprise that promotes Entrepreneurship through Technology and Research (Fund Africa-Raising Grounds).
The Fund Africa’s annual Electronics and IT Showcase Event is aimed at bridging the gap between technologists with end users and also acts as a platform for showcasing new innovations that apply for the case of Africa.
The event seeks to build a network of technology users in Africa, in order to cut the barriers of typical traditional working processes that sometime tend to be tasking, costly and time consuming. The key objective is to enable technology usage to all even those that may simply know how to use a basic mobile phone in Africa which may eventually lead to development.
The event acts as a platform for showcasing and pitching new technology innovations that apply for Africa, it also enables different companies to showcase and market their technology products to potential clients.
The 1st Showcase was held 2014 year at UMA conference Hall Kampala-Uganda on Friday 8th August 2014 with different company and Organization representatives’ including the ICTAU (Information Communication Technology Association of Uganda, Google Development Group- MUBs, IRIOS, a brief visit from Urban Television Innovate Team, Lotus Technologies Uganda, Malaika Media, The bureau Line, Dignite, Pc Tech Magazine presentative, Edge Graphics, bloggers and other Apps and Software Developers in Uganda. The Event was very resourceful as lots of discussions concerning Technology and Innovative ideas in Africa followed by networking and at the end contacts were exchanged for future collaboration.
The 2nd Showcase was held at Chez-Moi Lounge (B1 Kamwokya Center) on the 22nd August 2015 at Chez Moi B1 Kamwokya Center and it was graced with attendance of over 30 company and organization representatives increasing the participation from the previous attendance by 50% and thus expanding a professional Tech Network/Community.
Even after the event, Fund Africa Inc. partnering with the Net squared community and other experts in different fields holds series of online monthly discussions, concerning technology, innovations and different development sectors to continue with open data and knowledge sharing, explore and review new innovations, the discussions are usually held on social media.
This year marks the 3rd Annual Electronics and IT Showcase Event and it seeks to have more companies, groups, organizations and Individuals in technology, media, journalism, Non-government Organizations’ (NGOs), Small Media Enterprises (SMEs),Community Base Organizations’ (CBOs), Start-ups and the general public to the event as Participation is Absolutely FREE to all. We do welcome partners, sponsors and volunteers to make the event even bigger and better.
What to expect:
• We expect to have a few sessions presenting ICT solutions for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Startups, here we shall have series explaining various categories of communication and media for example, what makes a good website, business automation, how to drive traffic on websites using social Media, Advertising etc.
• Network opportunity with Expats in the IT Industry.
• Promoting and Marketing Electronics and IT products in the Industry.
• Pitching New IT developments to potential clients and Investors.
• Participants will be availed with information desks.
• Participants can book slots for presentations.
What to bring:
• Participants can bring all advertisement material to help advertise their products, and business cards to help in exchanging contacts and networking.
• Power extensions can also be brought to the event to avoid inconveniences with and insufficient supply needs that may arise.
• The rest of information will be provided at venue.