[kictanet] PIVOT East conference tomorrow

John Kieti jkieti at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 09:09:22 EAT 2014

Dear Listers,

The PIVOT East conference tomorrow (Tuesday) at Panari Hotel might be of
interest to some of you.

   - Main feature: 25 startups in five categories from Kenya, Tanzania,
   Uganda and Ethiopia pitching for funding (totaling $50,000+) - judges
   comprising investors
   - Pitching will be punctuated by 4 key fireside chat panels themed as
   follows :-
      - Size and quality of the deal pipeline for Tech investments in East
      Africa (Savannah Fund, Growth Africa and TLcom Capital)
      - Synergies between developer communities and corporates in mobile
      technology (Motorola Solutions, Samsung & Intel)
      - The relationship between innovation, entrepreneurship and the
      economy (Dr. Ndemo, Chase Bank, Worldbank / infoDev)
      - Hype and Substance - Comparing the startup ecosystems in East
      Africa to other successful places (Jonathan Levi, Erik Hersman, Matthew
      Papakipos and Philipp Kandal)
   - The award ceremony will be on Wednesday 2-5pm (a departure from

Here's the full agenda - http://www.pivoteast.com/agenda-2014/ and the list
of speakers is here - http://www.pivoteast.com/speakers-2014/

PIVOT East is a rich networking opportunity especially for Tech investors
and serious Tech startups. Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

best regards

John Kieti - Lead, m:lab East Africa

My Blog - www.gmeltdown.com
The ordinary just won't do
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