I am happy to invite you to our first March meetup :-) You will be amazed to hear that Africa is a continent hosting multiple super innovative startups. And our speakers are the experts in this field.
The Agenda is as follows:
1) 18:30 doors open
2) 19:00 till 20:00: Fabian Guhl and Geraldine de Bastion: "Innovation and Startup Ecosystem in Africa".
Ampion's Managing Director Fabian Guhl and Geraldine de Bastion from Global Innovation Gathering will share their experience from the continent, they will explain the role of technology startups and innovation hubs in countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana and will introduce some of the most innovative solutions made in Africa.
3) 20:00 till 20:30: live session directly from Kenya: Mugetthi will speak about her startup experience in Kenya
4) 20:30 till 22:00 networking
Below you can find a short profile description of our presenters:
Ampion's mission is to enable entrepreneurs to build successful businesses in Africa. Active in 16 African countries, the Berlin-based organization uses technology as a key driver for new businesses that foster sustainable economic growth. Ampion gives entrepreneurs access to the resources they need and, together with partners, build the startup and innovation pipeline in Africa. Fabian Guhl has started his career with the African Development Bank and the United Nations before he started to build and manage ICT companies in Berlin. He founded Ampion in 2013 and holds a Master in International Business from ESCP Europe.
Geraldine de Bastion
Geraldine de Bastion is an international consultant with a multicultural background based in Berlin, Germany. She is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development and advises governmental organisations, NGOs and businesses on digital media and communication strategies. She also works with activists and bloggers around the world. Geraldine began her career working for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). During the past five years Geraldine worked with newthinking communications GmbH, an agency for Open Source strategies. In 2012 she curated the re:publica, Germany's largest conference on Internet and Society.
Mugethi is a creative techie.She has a background in ICT and a varied experience that includes teaching, mapping malaria in Kenya and running a governance project before returning to technology, her true love. She works to build and engage the technology community in Nairobi, first as the iHub Community Manager, then in the same capacity at Moringa School. A people's person, she enjoys linking techies with each other, and movers and shakers in the industry. She is passionate about using technology to empower people.
She recently joined the OkHi Mafia - founding team of OkHi. A Kenyan startup whose mission is to give a physical address to the 4 billion people in the world who do not have one.
She shares her thoughts and opinions on tech and gadgets on hergeekyness.com (http://hergeekyness.com/). She also writes fiction and poetry onmissmugethi.com (http://missmugethi.com/).
She is excited that African techies are innovating to solve their own problems, turning them into businesses, applying them to other regions successfully, and that people are showing faith in these solutions by investing in them.
See ya and have a great time until then