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The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club is proud to announce the 8th MIT Africa Innovate Conference!

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

$20 – $150

The annual Africa Innovate Conference is a unique and intimate forum that brings together leading entrepreneurs and change-agents from across the African continent. The conference attracts over 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, students, professors, and alumni, all with strong interests in Africa.

The theme for this year is “Digitization for Inclusive Growth”.

With this theme, the conference will explore digitization and its role in transforming the way we live and conduct business across Africa. Through a series of keynotes, panels, and workshops, the conference will unpack the lessons from and future of digital transformation on the continent. The conference will also include a Career & Innovation Expo for attendees to network for jobs across Africa.


Ismail Ahmed, Founder & CEO of WorldRemit

Clapperton Mavhunga, MIT Professor of Science, Technology, and Society


  • Power & Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Investment in Growth
  • Urbanization & Infrastructure
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Education & The Future of Work

Panelists include: Ted Pantone, Director of MicroEnsure Labs, Lucy Mbabazi, Associate Vice President of Ecobank, and Thomas Kochan, Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research

WORKSHOPS: Design Thinking by IDEO, Rapid Prototyping by Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and Solveathon Challenge by MIT SOLVE

CAREER & INNOVATION EXPO: Boston Consulting Group, IDEO, WorldRemit, and MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

Register Today!

Student rates and Group discounts are available – email us at africabusiness.officers@sloangroups.mit.edu ​​

More information can be found on mitafrica.com. We look forward to seeing you there!


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