AGENDA

The MIT Africa Innovate 2016 Conference will be held April 8th - 9th at the MIT Media Lab.

This year, the Africa Business Club will be hosting an intimate VIP dinner & discussion following the screening of acclaimed film Poverty Inc. (trailer below). The film was directed and produced by filmmaker & Acton Institute research fellow Michael Matheson Miller.

Poverty, Inc Trailer

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Start Time End Time EVENT
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Movie Screening, Poverty Inc* Check In & Registration
6:30 PM 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Discussion
7:00 PM 10:00 PM VIP Dinner & Keynote Speech by Claude Grunitzky, Founder & CEO of True Africa & Founder of TRACE Magazine

*Movie screening is open to all. 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Start Time End Time EVENT
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration & Welcome Breakfast  Startup Showcase
9:00 AM 9:20 AM Introduction from Richard Lester, MIT Associate Provost of International Affairs
9:20 AM 10:05 AM Opening Keynote by Michael Joseph, Director of Mobile Money, Vodafone Group Ltd.
10:05 AM 10:20 AM Start-up Previews
10:20 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Panel 1: Telecom 

Tlee11:30 AM 12:00 PM Vision Talk 
12:00 PM 12:15 PM Start-up Previews
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Panel 2: EdTech Panel 3: AgriTech
2:30 PM 3:15 PM MIT Africa: What MIT is doing in Africa
3:15 PM 3:30 PM Start-up Previews
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM 4:45 PM Panel 4: FinTech Panel 5: Energy & CleanTech
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Closing Keynote by Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd.
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Cocktail Hour

 

AFTER PARTY

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