Meet the


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!

Singer, Songwriter and Dancer

Founder & Managing Director, Backstage Capital

Design Lead at Airbnb

Program Manager Amazon Global Marketing & Advertosing Org


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