Silicon Valley Goes to Paris for Afrobytes

Silicon Valley Goes to Paris for Afrobytes

Silicon Valley Goes to Paris for Afrobytes

Fission CEO Cheryl Contee is speaking at the Afrobytes conference to share her experience as a leading Silicon Valley social good entrepreneur and technologist. She’ll investigate the influence of the U.S. tech startup culture’s relationship to the current African tech boom. With venture capital pouring in and business blossoming all over the continent, the African tech scene is growing at a rapid rate. A conference like this bringing together technologists, activists, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world can really facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices globally.

So, what is Afrobytes, anyway?

Afrobytes is an annual international tech conference connecting business and technology leaders, founders, investors, and policy experts with the fastest-growing African tech startups. More than a conference, #Afrobytes is a marketplace to meet key players of the Global African Tech Ecosystem. In a short time, Afrobytes has become the largest and most influential African tech event in Europe.

Cheryl is excited to join the upcoming conference, that will take place this year in Paris on June 8-9, 2017 at MEDEF, the largest entrepreneur network in France. She is looking forward to an exhilarating conversation with Emeka Afigbo of Facebook and Jason Towns of Groundwork VC.

Cheryl says, “I was thrilled to be invited by the Afrobytes team, especially Ammin Yossouf and Vera Baker, to share my experience as a social enterprise startup entrepreneur, activist and technologist. Afrobytes is an historic opportunity to think big about the future of global tech and I’d encourage people to stay tuned! You won’t want to sleep on this space.”

Don’t sleep, y’all!

cheryl

Date:  June 8, 1:40PM-2:20PM

Title: Silicon Valley goes to Africa

Type: Panel

Panelists: Emeka Afigbo (Facebook), Jason Towns (Groundwork VC), Cheryl Contee (Fission Strategy)

You can check out the full list of speakers and the program here: http://www.afrobytes.com/conference-home/conference-speakers/.

And don’t forget to follow along with the conference by using the hashtag #Afrobytes and joining them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in June.

About the author: Aimée Castenell @aimeeorleans is a Senior Digital Strategist at Fission Strategy. 

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