Tech Bus to Drive Through Namibia

SOUTHERN Africa’s AMPION Venture Bus is destined for AfricaCom, one of Africa’s biggest tech conferences to be held in Cape Town this November.

MPION brings together young African change-makers and tech experts from all over the world to turn business ideas into real projects. During a five-day road trip, the ‘Ampioneers’ create start-ups and develop innovative solutions to local challenges.

The AMPION Venture Bus will cross four Southern African countries connecting tech hubs, investors, business people and start-up enthusiasts along the way. On November 7, the bus will depart Harare (Zimbabwe) to Gaborone (Botswana) and Windhoek (Namibia) before reaching Cape Town (South Africa) on 12 November. On the bus the participants will form teams to conceive, build and launch a start-up.

At AfricaCom, the ‘Ampioneers’ will pitch their start-ups on stage to an audience of over 9 000 decision makers, 350 plus key eminent speakers from more than 140 countries. Julie Rey, Programme Director at AfricaCom is convinced the partnership will be a boost to the local entrepreneurial scene:

“The AfricaCom team is pleased to partner with AMPION for this year’s event. AMPION’s participation enables us to expand our reach to even more local entrepreneurs and to showcase their innovation to our high-level audience.”

Source : The Namibian