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Are you an #African innovator passionate about technology, tech policy, or science? Apply for the Digital Africa Connectors program! 

What is the Connector program?

The Connectors program is a network of high calibre personalities representing Digital Africa to collaborate and contribute to the advancement of the local and regional entrepreneurial and tech, Research and investment ecosystems in Africa.

A connector may be an influencer, entrepreneur, investor, researcher, intrapreneur and or a policy maker.

What is the role of the connector?

  • Ambassador representing Digital Africa in the region
  • Organize activities/events on behalf of Digital Africa
  • Mobilizing resources(financial, opportunities, etc,…)
  • Helping in mapping the ecosystems and contributing to suggest solutions

Advantages of becoming a connector

  • Visibility and exposure through different Digital Africa’s activities/events
  • Financial incentives as described into partnership agreement
  • Access to special and specific opportunities by Digital Africa and or by its partners
  • To be featured on Connector webpage
  • Recommendation as Digital Africa’s partner for possible individual consulting opportunities
  • A Unique opportunity to advance the local/regional ecosystem

Eligibility

  • Citizen or resident of an African country with a strong background/history of impactful tech initiatives and engaged in promoting, supporting the local/regional community
  • Demonstrating the passion of raising local/regional tech profiles
  • Tech-savvy or passionate about technology, tech-policy and or science
  • Have exceptional critical thinking skills , and be comfortable in a collaborative and distributed environment.
  • Be able to initiate and implement different activities/projects by Digital Africa with the aim of promoting entrepreneurial/tech ecosystem in the region
  • Recognised as a thought-leader
  • Having leadership skills
  • Good knowledge of their local/region tech ecosystem
  • Able to speak and write clearly in English and or French. Knowing both is an advantage.
  • Aligned with Digital Africa’s mission, vision and values
  • Familiar with Open innovation, open data, tech for good and tech for inclusive development

About Digital Africa

Launched in 2018, Digital Africa is a € 130 million initiative aimed to equip African tech entrepreneurs with capabilities to design and scale-up ground-breaking innovations for the real economy. We bring together partners of all nationalities – incubators, institutional financiers, venture capitalists, technology clusters – and all committed to African digital entrepreneurs

We work around 3 main axes:

  1. EQUIPPING HIGH IMPACT DIGITALLY ENABLED START-UP
  2. SOURCING AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FINANCE TO SCALE-UP PROJECTS
  3. DEVELOPING RESEARCH & POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS IN SUPPORT OF MADE IN AFRICA DIGITAL INNOVATIONS

How to Apply and Calendar

  • 08 August to 09 September: Call for applications
  • 12 September to 14th October: Selection and processing

To apply for this exciting opportunity, CLICK HERE.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

 

  • Join our Telegram channel. Simply CLICK HERE, and you’re in!

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