BigFive Summit

calendar
Wed May 11, 12:00 - Fri May 13, 17:00
location
Workshop 17

The BigFive Summit Returns to Cape Town, 11-13 May 2022


The BigFive Summit is a thought-leading event exploring the growing and increasingly interconnected ecosystem supporting the digital transformation of small and local businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.


Why attend the BigFive Summit?

To learn about the growing and increasingly interconnected ecosystem enabling the digital transformation of small and local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. And to make connections that will lead to the partnerships that will help this space grow and prosper. 


What do we mean when we say “small and local” businesses?

SMEs (small and midsize enterprises)

Regional brands

Multi-location brands


Why BigFive Digital?

BigFive Digital is an event and content organization fostering the development of the local and SME digital technology ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East. BigFive does this via in-person and virtual events, and through thought-leading content that includes the popular BIG5D Podcast, newsletter, and original research.


Components of the local and SME technology stack

MARTECH

FINTECH

COMMERCE 

LOGISTICS 


Organizations that should attend this event

Digital agencies

Martech companies

Digital presence providers

Listings and location management companies

Mapping companies

eCommerce platforms

Telecoms 

Banks

SaaS companies 

Online publishers

Media companies 

Fintechs 

Logistics techs

Food techs

Investors

Local business owners

Preliminary BigFive Summit Agenda


11th May 2022

13th May 2022Half-Day Small Business Workshop Workshop 17 V&A Waterfront

BigFive Summit Pre-Event Reception


12th May 2022

Day 1 - Workshop 17 V&A Waterfront

0730 - 0900 Coffee, Tea & Registration 

0900-0915 Welcome & Introduction + opening presentation: “The Africa SME Digital Ecosystem”

0915-0945 Headline Address

0945-1000 Startup Demo #1

1000-1030 Networking break

1030-1100 The Future of Africa’s Local Search Ecosystem

1100-1130 Innovations in Small Business Financial Inclusion 

1130-1145 Executive Interview

1145-1215 Buy Now, Pay Later and Other Payments Innovations

1215-1230 Startup Demo #2

1230-1330 Networking Lunch 

1330-1400 Investor Outlook -- The Future of Investing in African Innovation 

1400-1430 A Look at Earned Wage Access Platforms 

1430-1500 Dark Stores, Cloud Kitchens, and Virtual Restaurants

1500-1530 Networking break

1530-1545 Startup Demo #3

1545-1615 Small Business Panel 1

1615-1630 Startup Demo #4

1630-1700 Judges Award Winner of Day’s Startup Competition

1700-1900 Networking Reception 

Delegates are encouraged to organize dinner groups to enjoy some of Cape Town’s many great restaurants.


13th May 2022

Day 2 - Workshop 17 V&A Waterfront

0730 - 0830 Coffee, Tea & Registration 

0830-0845 Day 1 Highlights

0845-0915 Headline Address

0915-0945 Building Africa’s Home Services Marketplaces

0945-1000 Startup Demo #1

1000-1030 Networking Break

1030-1100 Unpacking Africa’s API Economy

1100-1130 Understanding the Coming DeFi Revolution 

1130-1200 Evolving Africa’s Location-Intelligence Ecosystem

1200-1215 Executive Interview

1215-1230 Startup Demo #2

1230-1330 Networking Lunch

1330-1400 eCommerce for SMEs

1400-1415 Startup Demo #3

1415-1445 Delivering SEO to Africa’s SMEs

1445-1500 Executive Interview

1500-1515 Startup Demo #4

1515-1545 Judges Award Winner of Day’s Startup Competition

1545-1600 Final Thoughts

1600-1700 Farewell Drink

END OF CONFERENCE


Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)

Location

BigFive Summit
Workshop 17
Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
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