A celebration of innovators and job creators
What you will learn
Over the three days, the festival will host a number of relevant platforms including the Gauteng Gaming Community Cup, interactive Panel Discussions and Exhibitions.
The eKasi Tech Fest has the key objective of bridging the digital divide and enable township communities to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution to ensure sustainable development
- share knowledge with key industry players
- Gauteng Gaming Community Cup Tournament
- Exposure to the latest tech developments
What we will do
Building up to the event will be a series of talks hosted in partnership with Maxum Digital every last Thursday of the month.
The Maxum eKasi Gaming Talks will be a platform to share knowledge with key industry players on issues related to the township tech and gaming eco-system.
About e-Kasi Techfest
The e-Kasi Tech Fest is an initiative by the Innovation Village Foundation NPC, based in Soweto. Developed in response to the need for the establishment of a platform that will serve to harness the power of diverse thinking, talent and skills and to identify, develop and connect those inventors doing that of which no other has thought of.
e-Kasi Tech Fest hosted at Dlamini Multi-Purpose Centre, will feature esteemed industry leaders, policy makers, innovators from underrepresented communities and a diverse yet influential audience.
Come and be exposed to the latest technology development
E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo Event registration
E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo Opening Remarks
Transforming The Township Economy Through Technology
Transforming and revitalising the township economy through technology –
The Session will look at policies and strategies that government needs to implement in order to develop a competitive township economy through technology
Tea Break 1
Shaping the Future of Education
Shaping the Future of Education – Preparing the next generation with skills for future work
Cyberbullying: Empowering children and youth
Cyberbullying: Empowering children and youth to be safe online and responsible digital citizens.
Day One Lunch
The Future is Female: Beyond Tech.
eKasi Women In Tech: Addressing the gender gap in the Tech Industry and inspiring the next generation of Women in Tech.
Beyond Tech e -Kasi - Digital Economy
Developing a Vibrant Township Digital Economy
Fire Side Chat:
Celebrating Successful Townships Start-up
Closing Remarks & Day 1 wrap up
Welcome to Day 2 of E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo
Game Design & Development
Game Design & Development: Market strategies and mechanism to grow the adoption and uptake of locally developed games.
Showcase: Pitch Your Game Session
5 Indie Game Developers presenting their games
Showcase: Pitch Your Game
Show up your Start-up– Innovation and Creativity.
Esports and Marketing
Understanding Esports and Marketing : The economic opportunities
Developing Esports culture through grassroots programmes.
Esports - Turning your passion
Esports – Turning your passion
Feedback : Pitch the Game
Feed back on the Pitch the Game Session
Closing Remarks & Day 2 wrap up
Ekasi Tech Fest is a Free to Attend event that requires registration.
what people say
some of our 2017 Ekasi Fest highlights
- Dlamini Hall, Soweto
- +27 78 952 8570