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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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Singer, Songwriter and Dancer



Founder & Managing Director, Backstage Capital



Design Lead at Airbnb



Program Manager Amazon Global Marketing & Advertosing Org


Angela-Benton

Founder & CEO at NewME Accelerator



Engineering Recruitment Manager at Pinterest



Digital Strategist, Author, Speaker



VP of Social Portfolio Strategy at MGM Resorts International



Executive Technology Director at R/GA



Managing Principal at JIJ Communications



Product Designer at Facebook



VP of Engineering at Reddit



Founder & Director of Mind Traveler Design



Design Research Lead at IDEO



Director of Ecosystem Partnerships at Heroku/Salesforce



Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Braintree



Tech Lead at Facebook Edge Strategy Network



Senior Director of the Customer Advocacy Program at Infor



Activist, Actor, Entrepreneur



Head of Global Marketing at Facebook Blueprint



eBay Seller & Owner of The Diamond Hanger



CEO & Founder of Sundial Brands



Chief Marketing Officer at GE Ventures



Managing Partner at Cross Culture Ventures



Senior Data Scientist, Etsy



SVP of Industrial Business, Uptake



Sr. Manager of Tech Fellows Program at Capital One



Chief Brand Officer, Uber



Creative Producer & Youtube Star



Director of Community Mobilization, Code2040



Global Growth User Experience Lead, Uber



Partner, Kapor Capital



Head of Business Operations Management, StubHub



Founder & Startup Coach



Partner, Upfront Ventures



Founder, Localeur



CEO & Partner, Y Combinator



Founder, Partpic



CEO, Musician & Angel Investor



Founder & CEO, Zuvaa



CEO & Founder, LISNR



CMO, Skurt



CEO & Founder, Scholly



CEO & Founder, Kit



CEO & Co-Founder



CEO & Founder, Pigeonly



Co-Founder & CEO



CEO & Publisher, OkayAfrica



CEO & Founder, Uncharted Play



CEO & Founder, Mayvenn



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