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Thinking Big with Mitchell Elegbe, AI for Government, others

Thinking Big with Mitchell Elegbe, AI for Government, others


Happy new month guys! Welcome to the month of August. To help you kickstart the first week of the month, we have curated a list of interesting physical and virtual events in the African tech scene.

The events come up between August 2 – 7, 2021. 

Thinking Big with Mitchell Elegbe

This week, Endeavor Nigeria will be hosting a webinar titled Thinking Big, which will be focused on why it’s important to have a vision and stick to it.

The event will host Mitchell Elegbe, Board Member at Endeavor Nigeria and Founder and Group Managing Director of Interswitch Limited.

You can save a spot for the webinar here.

During the session, Mitchell will be answering some important questions about having a vision. This will include the best business decision he ever made, how to avoid misreading the future upon which your vision is built, how to develop a vision, and how long do you have to stick to your vision before unsticking.

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM

Click here to reserve your spot for the webinar.

Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain use by Government

This Tuesday, The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is hosting an AI and blockchain webinar on the ethical use of AI in the public sector.

The event will be led by Mr Oki Mek, the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO) for US Health and Human Services, (HHS).

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour

You can register for the webinar here.

StartHub Africa Pitch event

This week, StartHub Africa will be holding its internal pitch event across several institutions in Nairobi.

The Pitch is a mock pitch that leads to the National Inter-University Pitch Event.

Date: Wednesday, August 4 – Friday, August 5, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM

You can register for the pitch event here.

Virtual Labs Advancing Science Education

This Monday, Praxilabs will be hosting a webinar to discuss how virtual labs use digital disruption to improve student access and outcomes.

During the session, experts will look at the needs and the benefits of virtual labs for both educational institutions and students.

There will also be a live demo on PraxiLabs and how it helps in improving students’ learning outcomes and retention.

Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM

You can register for the pitch event here.

BPM Global Summit

This week, Black Philanthropy Month will be hosting its global summit. The event will include virtual sessions across Africa, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, and worldwide.

The summit will be hosted in partnership with Afrigrants foundation.

The session will feature Honourable Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder, Gbowee Peace Foundation; Dr Jackie Bouvier, Founder Women Invested to Save Earth; Ms Thelma Ekiyor, Founder, Afrigrant Foundation.

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours

You can register for the summit here.

That’s all from here guys. We will be sharing some exciting updates next week. Have a very productive week ahead!


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