WHY EAST AFRICA CORPORATE INNOVATION SUMMIT


Corporates realise that they need to innovate, and stay inline with the technology trends, and want to leverage the external ecosystem to help them accomplish their objectives.

Faster innovation is a leading reason for the corporates to find startups that are ahead of them in innovation and want to bring them in-house. They look at gaining early insights into experimental technologies and new inventions. They may also be looking at transforming how they operate, to become more relevant. There is also the potential return on investment.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?


We believe that the enterprise world needs more collaborations, and not just disruptions. East Africa Corporate Innovation Summit aims to connect leading corporate houses in East Africa with startups and emerging technologies from the region, and beyond - to ignite win-win collaborations, and enable organisations to get ahead of the curve.

We look forward to bringing together a stellar line-up of speakers, industry partners, showcases and offer a fantastic networking opportunity with the corporate innovation and venturing ecosystem.

CONVERGE

Invaluable networking as the ecosystem comes together to explore and maximise opportunities through technology.

CONNECT

Cutting-edge presentation from first-movers and domain leaders on transitioning from disruption through to evolution

COLLABORATE

New innovative solutions to adapt for your business and customers as the startup ecosystem and value chain experiences exciting developments

CONFERENCE

The virtual summit is a multi-track event that will focus on the Corporate Innovation Opportunities in East Africa and beyond its borders. The summit will highlight the companies and industries leveraging technology to drive change for consumers, enterprises and government departments; showcase innovations, as well as provide the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders of the ecosystem. The research, content, showcase and dialogue is being curated specifically for business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers with a strong interest in the evolving world of Fast growing technologies.

STARTUP ENTERPRISE CONNECT

The SEC is for startups which have traction and are looking to scale towards their next milestone – for which they need large enterprise customers. At the SEC, we have identified 25 large enterprises that will be setting up tables to meet with 50 pre-qualified startups. The opportunities will range from customer pipeline development, partnerships, strategic investments and other corporate development engagements.

Startups and Enterprises will be matched, based on the corporate focus areas and the Startups’ description. Matched parties will be introduced in pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings.

WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are targeted at startups, developers and professionals that are passionate to upskill themselves around the existing technology skills.

Through these workshops, led by subject matter experts, we aim to provide an invaluable opportunity to spend quality time with subject matter experts, and get exposed to evolving technologies as well as learn the importance of agility, ability to partner and leverage, as well as feel comfortable with failure during these short sprints of iteration and development.

STARTUP DEMOS

Startups are the key to the technology revolution and the Enterprise-50 aims to identify East Africa’s Top-50 startups across industries, leveraging the power of technology to deliver value to enterprise, and bringing about unprecedented developments. The platform will offer startups to showcase their product/service and a chance to network and engage with big companies in the field, to foster innovation, networking and collaboration among them.

Top-10 hi-tech, hi-potential technology-first startups will be demoing their products virtually, and will be available for 1-on-1 virtual meetings as per pre-booked slots during both days of the summit.

LANDSCAPE REPORT

The report has been developed by incorporating secondary research from public sources and insights drawn from primary research and interviews. The report showcases the corporate innovation landscape in East Africa as a region. There will be an analysis done to look into various factors affecting corporations with regard to innovation and how to drive it forward. There will be a comparison between India and East Africa as a region, looking at the concept of open innovation. This report will also take a look into a new concept referred to as the EDGE framework and how it can be applied in the Corporate innovation sector. This report will look to analyse the potential opportunity for further innovation in East Africa. Recommendations will also be provided where necessary.


28th OCTOBER 2021 | 10:30 AM EAT ONWARDS

10:30 am - 10:45 am EAT

Keynote

Abdi Mohammed

Managing Director/ CEO
Absa Bank Tanzania Limited
10:50 am - 11:25 am EAT

Panel Discussion

Bongani Sithole

Managing Director
Founder Factory Africa


Firas Ahmad

Group CEO & Co-Founder
AzamPay


Mohamed Nazir

Head of Corporate Venture
Raya Holding for Financial Investments


Roberto Croci

Managing Director
Microsoft for Startups MEA
11:30 am - 12:05 pm EAT

Panel Discussion

Simon Desjardins

Co-Founder & MD
Shortlist Professionals


Adewale Yusuf

Co-Founder & CEO
TalentQL


Agnes Muthoni

Director of Talent Partnerships
Andela
12:10 pm - 12:55 pm EAT

Talk

Nicolas Bry

Strategic and Open Innovation
Booster Orange Africa and Middle-East

Orange Innovation


Bamba Lo

Founder & CEO
Paps


Edwin Muigai

Founder & CEO
Mteja.io

Lunch Break ( 12:55pm EAT - 13:25pm EAT)

13:25 pm - 13:45 pm EAT

Keynote

Daniel Yu

Founder & Global CEO
Sokowatch
13:50 pm - 14:25 pm EAT

Panel Discussion

Samantha Niyonsaba

Future Lab Lead
Innovation Village


Neil Fleming

Director
The Challenges Group


Rushika Pattni

Chief Strategy Officer
Selcom Tanzania
14:30 pm - 15:05 pm EAT

Panel Discussion

Joseph Manirakiza

Program Manager - Funguo Innovation Program
UNDP


Ian Fernandes

MD, Regional Head - Strategic Initiatives
Projects and Governance - Africa and Middle East

Standard Chartered Bank


Mareme Dieng

Lead, Global Innovation & Strategy, Africa Chez
500 Startups
15:15 pm - 16:15 pm EAT

Showcase

Startups Showcase


29th OCTOBER 2021 | 10:30 AM EAT ONWARDS

10:30 am - 10:45 am EAT

Talk

Pritam Dutta

Global Director Fintech Ventures & Innovation
AB Inbev
10:50 am - 11:25 am EAT

Panel Discussion

Arielle Molino

Associate Vice President
Intellecap


Ashish Kumar

Climate and Innovation Lead
Shell Foundation


Janice Sambaza

Managing Director
Ivhu Advisors


Heidi Ober

Principal Consultant
TetraTech
11:30 am - 11:45 am EAT

Talk

Bruce Lule

Founding Investment Principal
Chandaria Capital
11:50 am - 12:25 pm EAT

Talk

Shameen Prashantham

Author
Gorillas can Dance
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm EAT

Fireside Chat

Peter Kisadha

Researcher
Future Africa


Jonathan Bordage

Senior Market Engagement Manager,
Ecosystem Accelerator

GSMA

Lunch Break ( 12:45pm EAT - 13:30pm EAT)

13:30 pm - 14:05 pm EAT

Panel Discussion

Esther Ndeti

Investment Lead
Unconventional Capital


Aaron Fu

Head of Growth
Catalyst Fund
14:10 pm - 14:35 pm EAT

Panel Discussion

Jo Bautista

Business Development & Communications Manager
Yunus Social Business


Lisa Katharina

Senior Director
Yunus Social Business
14:40 pm - 15:05 pm EAT

Fireside Chat

Sruthi Kannan

Head
Cisco Launchpad


Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Founder & CEO
Startup Réseau
15:10 pm - 15:25 pm EAT

Talk

Jagruti Bista

Lead - Africa Programs
Startup Réseau

Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Founder & CEO

Jagruti Bista

Conference Lead

Paul Mandele

Country Lead - Tanzania

Mohamed Mohamud

Program Analyst - East Africa

 

Andronico Bernardy

Program Interns

Hardness Range

Program Interns

Chikota Sinkala

Program Interns