Technological entrepreneurs in Tanzania today participated in a free, international, online meeting where they managed to learn about technological entrepreneurship in emerging markets and how it can increase their income. The event dubbed Online Seedstars Summit 2020 kicked off at 3pm EAT time, was locally sponsored by Tigo Tanzania in partnership with Seedstars a Swiss-based private group of companies with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.
During the event local entrepreneurs were able to learn and discover the latest trends in tech in emerging markets from investors, founders and thought leaders and followed the finals of the Seedstars World competition, which reunited over 5000 entrepreneurs from 83 countries.
Tigo Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with Seedstars aims to provide intense coaching sessions to technology start-ups and accelerate them in their endeavors to receive fundraising from potential investors. The programs main objective is to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career option and provide entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and training in order to equip them with the right skills and tools to successfully grow their business. The event, championed by Seedstars, the world leading network of tech entrepreneurs in emerging markets, will provide access to data-driven series of training, mentoring sessions from experts and investors as well as curated insights.
Tigo Tanzania Chief Business Officer, Pavan Ramadhani, said, “As the gold partner to Seedstars hub in Tanzania, Tigo intends to position itself as an enabler of technology driven start-ups and entrepreneurship by providing financial support and mentorship throughout the year. This will be achieved by promoting technology and entrepreneurship among young people and demonstrate that it is an exciting and motivating activity with an impactful solution to socio-economic challenges and youth unemployment”.
Speaking after the first online session, The online digital agency Koncept Managing Director, Krantz Mwantepele, said that,” As an entrepreneur I believe these sessions will be a breathe of fresh air in the country, on how we conduct our business, and how we can embrace technology to increase revenue streams.”
The first free online meeting which Tigo Tanzania is the local sponsor, brought together over 5000 technological entrepreneurs from 83 countries. Tigo Tanzania is set to be involved in all activities organized by Seedstars hub in Tanzania throughout the year.