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Five events to be held in Africa during Google for Entrepreneurs Week 2013

September 28, 2013  »  BusinessNo Comment

Google for Entrepreneurs Week is an annual week celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs around the world. Last year, more than 3,000 entrepreneurs attended Google for Entrepreneurs Week events in 29 cities in 14 countries.

This year, from September 30 – October 4, 2013, Googlers in more than 45 cities around the world will host events including community meetups, mentorship sessions, and product training workshops. Five such events will be held in Africa (Kampala, Johannesburg, Lagos, Tunis, and Accra). The goal is to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to build and scale their businesses. Many events only occupy a couple of hours, but Nigeria’s looks to be more lengthy.

Kampala, Uganda

Google Uganda, in partnership with Mobile Monday and GBG Kampala, will host Dalberg Global Development Advisors to present findings of their 2013 study and report on the impact of the internet in Africa. The keynote will be titled “The Impact of the Internet in Africa: The good, the bad, and the unfulfilled potential.”

Johannesburg, South Africa

Google Johannesburg will host a YouTube and AdSense Tech Talk at JoziHub. During this session, Googlers will provide an overview of how one can use YouTube and AdSense to monetize content.

Lagos, Nigeria

The MoMoNigeria event will discuss the Internet has facilitated change in different sectors of the Nigerian Economy. A representative from Dalberg¬†will be available to present the “The Impact of the Internet in Nigeria” report. Also there will be a panelist session with Nigerian IT industry leaders giving their own thoughts about the findings of the report.

Tunis, Tunisia

A one-day event will be held at the ESPRIT University on 28th September 2013. The Tunisian entrepreneurship community will celebrate the magic of entrepreneurship and startups.

Accra, Ghana

Google Ghana will host “Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code” where entrepreneurs will pitch their startup ideas to a panel of judges and mentors, and then break into 1:1’s with mentors to gather feedback and advice about their businesses.

For more information visit the Events page for a complete listing of global events.