SAN FRANCISCO

2 days / 15 talks / 1pitch competition
20 speakers / 6 workshops
Awesome moments

November 10th-11th
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CONFERENCE TRACK

Friday’s conference schedule will be split into three tracks full of workshops, intimate fireside chats, and networking with your track groups. Each track is designed and lead by industry leaders to give you a in depth day filled with energy and learnings.
Technical Track

Design, Data & Engineering

Dive deep and learn from CTOs, designers and engineers of the world’s fastest growing startups and tech companies. Walk away from the Technical track with new skills and new perspectives on the latest technologies.
Hustler

Entrepreneurs & Startups

In the trenches launching or scaling your business. Learn from founders and early employees about what it takes to grow your startup, get capital and build a strong team. Hear from CEOs who’ve raised millions and successfully scaled their businesses.
Building strong businesses

Biz Dev, Ops, & Marketing

Businesses are only as good as the people on the team. This general track will discuss growth marketing and the challenges and issues growing companies have like hiring, operations and legal. All you Sales, Marketing, and Biz BD GURUS… This is your track!
Exclusive & Mandatory

Collegiate (Sub track)

Students will pick a general track and are required to attend student sessions at the conference. Through the student workshops and meetups you will be introduced to startups and companies looking to hire you. Get your questions answered and meet others in your field.
Meet the

Speakers

Afrotech speakers are top class entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovators. We have a rigorous invite only speaker selection process that ensures the programming at Afrotech is top notch. Here is a preview of Afrotech17 speakers already on our roster!

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Bozoma

Chief Brand Officer, Uber



Mimi

Director of Community Mobilization, Code2040



Johnny Ray Austin

Sr. Manager of Tech Fellows Program at Capital One



Maya Washington

Creative Producer & Youtube Star



Nancy Douyon

Global Growth User Experience Lead, Uber



Brian Dixon

Partner, Kapor Capital



Bärí a. Williams

Head of Business Operations Management, StubHub



Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Founding Portfolio Services Director, Kapor Capital



Kobie Fuller

Partner, Upfront Ventures



Rashad Drakeford

Head of Global Digital Editorial, Apple



Joah Spearman

Founder, Localeur



Michael Seibel

CEO & Partner, Y Combinator



Jewel Burks

Team Lead for Visual Search, Amazon



Chamillionaire

CEO, Musician & Angel Investor



Kelechi Anyadiegwu

Founder & CEO, Zuvaa



Rodney Williams

CEO & Founder, LISNR



Diishan Imira

CEO & Founder, Mayvenn



Jessica Matthews

CEO & Founder, Uncharted Play



Abiola Oke

CEO & Publisher, OkayAfrica



Ben Silbermann

Co-Founder & CEO



Frederick Hutson

CEO & Founder, Pigeonly



Morgan DeBaun

CEO & Co-Founder



Camille Hearst

CEO & Founder, Kit



Christopher Gray

CEO & Founder, Scholly



Everette Taylor

CMO, Skurt


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