Digital Economy Summit in DRC
July 06, 2017
The First International Conference on Investment in the Digital Economy and Startups in the DRC
While some African countries have initiated mechanisms in recent years to take advantage of the social, political and economic opportunities that digital technology brings to the continent’s populations through the development and / or adoption of innovative solutions to meet local needs ; The DRC has yet to fully benefit, however, it has reached a turning point, which requires it to address the issue of new technologies not just as a support mechanism for other sectors but as full-fledged sectors Job creation and wealth.
Konnect SAS in partnership with several national players such as the Federation des Entreprises du Congo (FEC- Private sector association), the Makutano network and the Silikon Bantu (the national cluster of Digital Actors) with support of Key players such Procredit Bank (from Equity Bank Group), is organizing this international conference on investment in the digital economy and startups in the DRC, which will also involve partners Such as: Demo-Africa; African Business Angel Network; European Business Angel Network, Venture Capital for Africa, NaiLab (first Kenyan incubator); Afrobytes and many other players in the digital economy in Africa and Europe.
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for the creation of a strong digital and startups ecosystem, to share experiences about how the different actors have participate in building the ecosystem in their countries and to promote local investment for the emergence of startups in different sector such : EduTech (to meet the needs in the education sector), HealthTech (In the health sector), FinTech (promoting financial inclusion), E-commerce (offering the same level of qualities in good and service to the majority of the population), etc.
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To register for the Conference: http://drc-digital-economy-summit.konnect.cd/
For Congolese startups who want to register for the competition, use the following link: https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-kinshasa-2017