Creating Wakanda: Youth, Technology & Entrepreneurship Across Africa | University of Oxford

Creating Wakanda: Youth, Technology & Entrepreneurship Across Africa

Speakers
Strive Masiyiwa, Atherton Mutombwera, Jessica Price
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 17:45
Venue
Blavatnik School of Government
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The Marvel Studio’s Black Panther movie recently inspired a generation of Africans to see themselves as technological leaders in a sci-fi world and saw them portrayed with powerful voices defining their own futures. What does a real-world technologically driven future vision of Africa look like? How can this future be created by people from the continent themselves?

Join us for a discussion on harnessing entrepreneurship to take advantage of the continent’s youth and ambition. How do Africans feel this can be supported by better access to finance, a more conducive start-up environment, and skills to meet future technological challenges?

The dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Ngaire Woods, will chair the discussion with Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Group, Atherton Mutombwera, founder and CEO of Hutano Diagnostics Ltd, and Jessica Price, who is a co-founding partner of the Rhodes Incubator.