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Techpoint Build 2021 is here! Be part of the largest startup and tech gathering in West Africa

September 21, 2021 · 3 min read
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Since its inception in 2017, Techpoint Build has successively held for four consecutive years, with over 5,000 people attending each gathering. 

Techpoint Build remains Techpoint Africa’s largest conference aimed at connecting key players in the African startup community. The 2021 edition promises to be the most exciting yet.

At Techpoint Build 2021

  • 1 Event
  • 1 stage
  • Special industries focus
  • Lots of engaging activities

Techpoint Build 2021 theme: The next frontier

  • Venue: To be announced soon.
  • Date: January 22, 2022.

The Techpoint Build 2021 theme is about building actual frontiers that enable tech development for Africa and how we can prepare ourselves to harness the opportunities across industries.

Key highlights

Pitchstorm (Startup competition)

CEO Dolapo Omidire pitching winning startup, Estate Intel at Techpoint Build 2019

Now in its third edition, Pitchstorm is a pan-African startup competition focused on amplifying the work of startups pushing the envelope with world-class solutions, qualified talent, smart technology, and leading processes. Pitchstorm at Techpoint Build 2021 will pit the best startups across multiple industries against each other, with one winner emerging overall.

Exhibition

Techpoint Build Exhibition as a platform has given exposure and opportunity to over 80 startups, connecting business with prospects. This year’s exhibition will welcome as many exhibitors who want to tap into the Techpoint Build community/audience.

Conferences

In typical fashion, Techpoint Build will foster discussions across Music, Health, Edtech, Fintech and other industries.

A sneak peek at some of the industry conversations

Education in a connected economy

The innovation process is responsible for many of the most popular products and services we know today, including app-ordered food delivery services, video streaming platforms, two-day shipping features from Amazon, and so much more. However, innovation should not be associated with only these large-scale projects. 

The education sector offers countless opportunities for change that can impact students, parents, and educators for years to come. It’s safe to say that education is responsible for innovation, and without it, the process will be dysfunctional.

So, a goal of the next frontier discussion will be to uncover the strategies for operating in the connected economy, and how the relationship between IT and education is changing to support new business models based on collaboration and engagement.

Audience

  • Startups in education
  • Ministries of education 
  • IT businesses
  • Educational institutions

The Next frontier in the Health Industry

Innovation in healthcare takes many forms. There are drug therapies, devices, tests, new forms of health professional training, patient education, management systems, financing, and service delivery models, among others. 

By considering the trade-off problems associated with the various innovations at play, hopefully we can gain insight on the next frontier in the health Industry.

Audience demography

  • Health startups 
  • HMOs
  • Health tech investors
  • Health tech enthusiasts 
  • Media

The Next frontier in the Music Industry

Someone using YouTube music

It won’t be an overstatement to say that Africa’s music scene cannot be ignored, especially with interest from global entertainment platforms like Audiomack, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Spotify, available in several countries on the continent, lending credence to this claim. 

Local players are not left out as they constantly innovate around production, promotion, and distribution.

The Musictech conference will aim to bridge the existing gaps by exposing music lovers to the intricacies of making music in Nigeria and how technology is shaping the industry.

This event, the first of its kind, will bring together music aficionados and the most brilliant minds in the African music industry.

Audience Demography

  • Music streaming platforms
  • Music tech founders
  • General music enthusiasts
  • Music tech investors

Other focus demographics

  • Fintech
  • Blockchain
  • Investing
  • Banking 
  • Property tech
  • Talent recruitment and outsourcing
  • Digi Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Human resources
  • Cybernetics
  • Media, and others

Highlights 

  • Relevant conversations
  • Demo/product activation
  • Startup competition
  • Music performance
  • Exhibition
  • Networking

Techpoint Build audience expectancy

  • 2,000 physical attendees
  • 1,500 minimum online attendees

Register for free

Techpoint Build will be free to attend, with physical and online segments. Regardless of industry, there is something for everyone. 

In the coming days, we’d be announcing modalities for the event, including Pitchstorm, agenda, and speakers.

Meanwhile, you can begin your free registration for the event here.

Also, opportunities are open for sponsorship by corporate and startup companies in tech across Africa. For sponsorship details, email events@techpoint.africa.

Ifeanyi

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

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Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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