TechWadi will collaborate with the African Technology Foundation on the upcoming startup launch pad DEMO AFRICA in Casablanca, Morocco (Oct. 18-19, 2018)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — TechWadi, a nonprofit leading the way in facilitating Middle Eastern entrepreneurial tech development, today announced its partnership with the African Technology Foundation to further expand its influence in promoting tech entrepreneurship on the African continent.
Through this strategic collaboration, TechWadi and the African Technology Foundation are able to better facilitate the successful growth of high-impact tech entrepreneurship in the Middle East and Africa. With over 1 billion mobile connections estimated for the African continent by 2020, and a notable 50% YOY growth in African startup funding (2016-2017), it is more evident than ever that the time and efforts invested in the Middle East and Africa will soon yield strong, lasting opportunities to the mutual benefits of all those involved. Following TechWadi’s mission to foster and grow the MENA’s entrepreneurial tech ecosystem, and the aim of the African Technology Foundation to provide technical support to African entrepreneurs bringing their ideas to market, both organizations will now take advantage of a shared vision and stimulate further technological and economic growth in the regions.
TechWadi will also collaborate with the African Technology Foundation on the upcoming startup launch pad DEMO AFRICA in Morocco (Oct. 18-19, 2018). During this event, TechWadi will join investors, corporate acquirers, global media, and strategic partners (including the US State Dept, the World Banking Group, and Microsoft) to explore the finest in recent African technology, trends, and innovations. With figures boasting 32 startups connected to the Silicon Valley ecosystem, 205 startups launched, and over $65m USD raised (investment + billing), the highlights of the two-day event are sure to reflect the fruitful efforts of entrepreneurs, as well as partners and investors worldwide. TechWadi will join the African Technology Foundation in examining and learning from the innovative ideas presented at DEMO AFRICA and, in turn, build upon an already thriving system in focus regions of the MENA.
TechWadi is a nonprofit organization intent on building bridges between Silicon Valley and the MENA in an effort to promote tech entrepreneurship through mentorship opportunities. With origins as a community of Arab American technology professionals in Silicon Valley, TechWadi stands today as a strong global platform to build a sturdy and thriving ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa. To learn more about TechWadi, or to get involved, visit techwadi.org or follow us on Twitter (@TechWadiorg).
About the African Technology Foundation
The African Technology Foundation’s vision as a nonprofit is to globalize African technologies and offer international visibility for Africa’s many technology ecosystems. The Foundation does so by supporting a broad range of initiatives around key economic sectors and committing to providing African technology startups and enterprises with the necessary knowledge and resources that empower them to raise the economic profiles of their communities and countries.
To learn more about the African Technology Foundation, or to get involved, visit africantechnologyfoundation.com or follow African Technology (@Innovate_Africa) on Twitter.
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