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IST-Africa Conference

Entrepreneurial Sessions – 2020 May 20

IST-Africa Conference | Entrepreneurial Sessions

The IST-Africa Entrepreneurship Workshop originally scheduled in Kampala, Uganda took place virtually.

To ensure our audience still receives valuable content, IEEE Entrepreneurship is providing virtual content!

IEEE Entrepreneurship at a Glance

Janati Nakimera, Social Impact Liaison on the 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee, presented the first session IEEE Entrepreneurship at a Glance. She discussed how IEEE Entrepreneurship offers opportunities to innovators to expand and grow their businesses. Janati continuously assists in amplifying the role IEEE Entrepreneurship plays in unlocking, accelerating, and supporting natural innovative ideas that are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals.


Online Digital Payments that Every Startup Should Consider

Kenneth M. Bintu presented the second session, Online Digital Payments that Every Startup Should Consider. Kenneth is an active IEEE volunteer and a member of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Community. He supports IEEE activities through several successful projects, including serving as the chair of the IEEE students’ branch at  Cavendish University, Kampala, Uganda. He shared his knowledge regarding the need for startups to integrate digital online technology solutions to facilitate the growth of their businesses.


The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series include but are not limited to the following.

  • Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa.
  • Promote International Research Innovation, and Policy Cooperation, and Coordination.
  • Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity.
  • Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors.

Other co-located multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings will take place during the IST-Africa 2020 week.
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