This group is a place to incubate tech-driven solutions to problems facing the African continent. Incubation here means a variation of brainstorming, proposing, networking, building products and businesses targeted to an African consumer.
Any member of the group can share their ideas to get feedback (and possibly help) from the group. This is a place to flesh out ideas, figure out the next step in your innovation process, meet potential co-founders, share progress, test early prototypes, fail quickly and be re-energized to continue the Africa-rising hustle.
Note that this group is not an actual tech incubator but incubates in the sense of fostering and helping individuals to further their ideas.
You should join this group if: - You want to build (or are already building) technology products for African consumers - You are an African who is interested in developing general tech products and want a group to sound ideas of off - You work in the African tech industry or are interested in the growth of the industry - Are looking to network within an creative/entrepreneurial group of African professionals in NYC
Meeting Format: - 1 monthly meeting - Meetings run for 2 hours - The first 1.5 hours of the meeting will be used for presentations and structured discussion - Since members are encouraged to present their own ideas, there will three 10-minute slots open for any member to present their work. This will be followed by 10 minutes of group discussion and feedback for each presentation. - Guest speakers with relevant experience will occasionally be invited for speak for 20 minutes. In this case, the meeting format will only accommodate 2 presenters - The last 30 minutes of the meeting will be open for networking and casual discussion