The first Chamberthon event will hold, during the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda from February 13 to 15, 2019. This event will see a gathering of Startups from Africa and the United Arab Emirates, (UAE), participate at the event, which is designed to assist in creating an enabling environment and help them develop new ideas.
In this collaboration, UAE and African Startups will develop new innovative ideas that will be used to structure the GBF Mentorship Programme. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the host and organizer of the chamberthon event.
It is a three-month programme that will see to fostering of cross-border cooperation between Startup communities and also the pairing of Startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support, and guidance.
10 Startups in all, from the UAE and Africa, will get selected for participation in the programme. According to the organizers, the programme has many benefits beyond mentorship, which includes networking access and Startup Hub services and support in Dubai.
Speaking at a briefing, Hamad Buamim, President and Chief Executive officer, (CEO), of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated
“By bringing UAE Startups to Africa to participate in the Chamberthon, a platform is created for continued cooperation between the two business communities. We are very optimistic that this project will achieve its aim of building an innovative and beneficial mentorship programme for African and UAE Startups that will enable them to grow and scale beyond borders.”
Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of Africa Tech Summit, did not hide his feeling, as he mentioned that he looks forward to seeing a collaboration between Africa and UAE increase in the forthcoming years.
“We are delighted to partner with the Dubai Chamber at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, connecting Africa and the UAE, under this new initiative, fostering international cooperation, mentorship and, growth,” he said.
Over 400 digital leaders from financial institutions, investors, regulators, Startups, media and leading tech ventures from across Africa will take part in the three-day Africa Tech Summit.
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