Africa’s Digital Identity

Tuesday, Feb 9th 2021 at 8PM EAT/5pm UTC

Past Events

#BuildOurAfrica Sessions 006: Samuel Gikandi

Our session with Samuel Gikandi, founder of Africa’s Talking - an API platform that has removed the barriers to innovation for thousands of developers across the continent. For over a decade he has been at the helm of one of Africa’s leading enterprise software companies. Backed by IFC, Orange Digital Ventures, and former Facebook exec- Chamath Palihapitiya he raised  $8.6 million to support the company's rapid expansion in 2018.

#BuildOurAfrica Sessions 005: Tesh Mbaabu

To kickstart 2021 we sat down with Tesh Mbaabu, the co-founder of Marketforce 360, the Y-combinator-backed business with sights firmly set on becoming the Salesforce for Africa. A serial tech entrepreneur and UN fellow who made his first million at 19 years old. Hear more about Tesh’s hardest decisions, biggest motivations, and ambitions for the future.

#BuildOurAfrica Sessions 004: Ricky Rapa Thomson

Ricky Thomson is the co-founder and director of Safeboda, a ride-hailing app with a social mission.  Find out more about his journey from a rider with no formal training, to a co-founder of an app improving the safety of over 13,000 drivers across the continent and one of Forbes 30 most promising African entrepreneurs.

Building Africa’s Cross Border Economy - Panel discussion

We brought together a panel of leaders in the cross-border payments space for a panel event where our audience set the agenda.
Stone Atwine - CEO, Eversend
Atsu Davoh - Founder, BitSika
Rachel Balsham - Deputy CEO, MFS Africa

#BuildOurAfrica Sessions 002: Jesse Ghansah

In conversation with Jesse Ghansah the Ghanaian founder who built two Y Combinator backed startups in 5 years. We’ll be chatting about millennials, fundraising overseas as an African founder, and what’s next for his current start up, Swipe plus plenty more.

#BuildOurAfrica Sessions 001: John Oke

In conversation with John Oke, the 26 year old founder and CEO of Wallets Africa a Nigerian fintech bringing seamless financial transactions to the masses

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