Weekly Tech Events #4: Network, learn and party with industry professionals

January 23, 2017
5 min read

This week, the tech events we have curated are geared towards tackling industry related problems. These tech events seek to bring together industry professionals to network and share knowledge.

Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 23rd January – Monday, 28th January, 2017).

What's Next FinTech in partnership with Visa.

Nest in partnership with Visa is hosting a forum on the future of finance and technology. "What's Next" is expected to bring together some of the most brilliant people in payments.

The event will bring together key players in the finance and tech industries, with the panel sharing advancements, adoption, and application of technology in financial services.


WhatsNext FinTech in Partnership with Visa

Panelists include:

  • Paul Ndichu - CEO Interswitch East Africa.
  • Eran Feinstein - CEO Direct Pay Online Limited.
  • Tamara Cook - Head, Digital Innovations at FSD Kenya.
  • Agnes Muthoni - Group Sales Effectiveness and Marketing Intelligence at Letshego Holdings.
  • Asif Khan - Head of Marketing at Java House Group.
  • Kudzai Ncube - Senior Director, Client Readiness and Support at Visa.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date:  Wednesday, 25th January, 2017.

Time: 5pm.

Venue: Mettā Nairobi, 6F Belgravia Building at 14 Riverside.


Usable January Meetup

This month at Usable Lagos, Funfere Koroye who is a product designer will be speaking at the monthly meetup. Funfere Koroye has worked with a couple of design companies including: Tecno Design Lab, KEEXS (the footwear company) and Thando’s Design Lab.

Funfere will be talking about his learnings as a designer/maker of physical products, frustrations and of course how he designs usable product for humans.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Thursday, 26th January, 2017.

Time:  5:30PM - 7:30PM

Venue: The 6th Floor at CcHUB. 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Health Technology Symposium.

Health Technology Symposium is an e-health themed symposium at iDEA Hub by Medifix Nigeria Limited and the Northwestern University. The theme of the e-health symposium is: The pains and gains of e-health in Nigeria - a user centric assessment. ​

Pains Gains of e Health Nigeria

This symposium is aimed at bringing together key stakeholders in the Nigerian Health-Technology ecosystem for a roundtable discussion on the direction and flow of health technology for our nation in the next decade.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Thursday, 26th January, 2017.

Time: 11am - 2pm.

Venue: iDEA Hub, 296 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Conference Nigeria.

Code Conference Nigeria is a collaboration of the Ministry of Science and Technology, tertiary institutions and stakeholders primary to complement the advancing of the software industry in Nigeria.

The aim of this conference is to bring together leaders in the I.T industry so as to enable empowerment of young programmers in the country. It is also aimed at creating a platform where academic institutions, stake-holders and government can share knowledge about latest trends, developments and the future of Nigerian software in the 21st century.


Notable geeks will be extending experiences, mentorship to wider network coupled with workshops and a break out network session for business opportunities.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date:  Thursday, 26th January, 2017.

Time: 8am.

Venue: Lagos State Digital Village, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Ventures Platform Demo Day

Ventures Platform's competitive 16-week intensive hybrid incubation program focuses on training and mentoring startups to scale their businesses. The first cycle of the program selected seven startups from across the continent, each working on an innovative business idea that not only support economic growth but that also seeks to make a social impact in local communities and across the continent.

This acceleration cycle ends on January 27, 2017 when the startups get to present themselves and pitch their businesses before local and international investors and select members of the public who will attend the Ventures Platform Demo Day.

Ventures Platform Demo day

Demo Day is invite only event. If you are an investor and interested in attending the event, please contact us via [email protected].

Date: Friday, 27th January, 2017.

Time: 4pm - 6pm.

Venue: 29, Mambilla Street, off Aso Drive, Abuja, Nigeria.


Celebrating Techpoint at 2: Come drink with us.

The Techpoint team is hosting a drink with us this week. To share in the joy of celebrating two years of existence, Techpoint is reaching out to friends of Techpoint to celebrate with team.

Techpoint Drink With Us

Thanks to Drinks.ng, 10 additional slots have been made available to attendees. To sign up for this event, click here.

Date:  Friday, 27th January, 2017.

Time: 5pm to 6pm

Venue: 3rd floor, 194 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Secure App Design.

Secure App Design is a workshop on threat modeling. In this participatory workshop, attendees will learn how to unlock the shrouded mysteries of threat modeling, revealing the inner secrets. The major conversation at this workshop will be on thorny issues like decomposition of the system architecture, appropriate architectural views, and assessing risk.

At the end of the workshop, attendees are expected to commence the rewarding journey of architecting and designing secure applications."

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Saturday, 28th January, 2017.

Time: 12pm.

Venue: Co-creation Hub, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Code Pyramid January, 2017 Meetup.

Code Pyramid is a platform for techies and entrepreneurs is set to host their monthly meetup this January. This month, Code Pyramid will be hosting a hackathon focused on solving critical problems in the health sector.

Code Pyramid Meet up January 2017

Winners will have a free co-working space courtesy of Startup Kano. This will give them enabling environment to turn their ideas into a real working solutions and subsequently a business.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Saturday, 28th January, 2017.

Time: 2pm.

Venue: S268 Maiduguri Road, Opposite Oasis Bakery, Kano State, Nigeria.

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