From May 26th – 29th May, we hosted the Africa Urban Tech Digital Summit with our partners UN-Habitat, British High Commission to Kenya, and Habitat for Humanity. We had a great lineup of speakers and forward-thinking conversations culminating in the announcement of catalytic funding of 125,000 USD for 5 startups in the ShelterTech accelerator program.
Brought Together Experts in Urbanization
The Africa Urban Tech Summit was a digital four-day event that brought together experts in urbanization to have vibrant and engaging conversations including cutting edge technologies in Urban Tech. With over 50.000 views and engagements the first Africa Urban Tech Summit was considered a success.
The event organized by Pangea in partnership with UN Habitat, Habitat for Humanity, Google Africa and British High Commission (UK-Kenya Tech Hub) had high level panel discussions with influential speakers looking at:
Some of the highlights from the African UrbanTech Summit
- Announcement of catalytic funding for Kenyan businesses in the housing and construction sector: Mycotile Ltd, ManPro Systems Ltd., The Vlage, Ahomes and Malikodi. The businesses were awarded a fund totaling to KES12.5 Million. The catalytic funding was a result of the ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program, a program by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.
- We hosted two Facebook live sessions bringing 2000+ views. The live sessions were intended to build engagement, conversation and actionable outcomes linked to two of the panel sessions from the livestream on the themes of “Urban Mobility” and “Emergency Response for Covid-19”.
- The Innovation Challenge sought to identify and award young innovators building solutions on the themes of “Urban Mobility” and “Emergency Response for Covid-19”. The winners (Doctors Live and KLINBERA Waste Management Service) will be awarded up to USD500 each as seed investment and receive a business support package from Pangea Accelerator, which includes mentoring, business advisory and investor matching services valued at USD 5,000 to aid them in scaling their idea.