DC Tech Afrique
With the confluence of low-cost, high-speed internet and access to mobile telephony, the Africa region is increasingly producing companies that are active contributors to global technology innovation.
Whether its in the humanitarian and emergency response domain like Ushahidi or commercial space such as iRoko Partners, Jumia, mPesa, or the entrance of leading companies such IBM, Microsoft, and Google who have set up offices on the continent, tech innovation has firmly become part of the African narrative. To celebrate this new wave of innovation, Mansa Colabs collaborated with social impact accelerator, tiphub, to educate and inspire Washingtonians through the DC Tech Afrique Weekend. The event was held on April 26-28, 2014, at Impact Hub DC and included a hackathon, new product launch and fireside chat with a leading software development firm opening offices across Africa.