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By 2050, a quarter of the world’s population will be African. With the right strategies and interventions in place, this megatrend is set to position Africa as having the largest working-age population in the world: a prospect which presents the opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses to leverage the ideas, skillsets and innovations likely to emerge from this workforce to expand their enterprises. What does it take to build a 21st-century business that caters to the demands of African consumers while leveraging technology to build sustainable solutions? Join us for an intriguing evening in conversation with entrepreneur, speaker and start-up mentor, Catherine Lückhoff!
Catherine Lückhoff is the co-founder and CEO of 20fifty. Founded in 2019, 20fifty specialises in modern application development, serverless cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence. Over the course of her career, Catherine has served on the board of Mobile Entertainment Forum Africa and the Silicon Cape Initiative. She has received numerous awards including being named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and a TopCo Top Woman in Business and Government. She has been featured in the Old Mutual Do Great Things start-up guide, Destiny Magazine’s Power of 40 under 40 and has been named as one of the SA Women Making It Big In Tech by Fin24. Most recently, the 2019 Influential Businesswoman Awards recognized her as the Most Innovative Woman in Cloud Innovation in South Africa.
Join us for a riveting evening in conversation with Catherine Lückoff as we uncover what the technological and innovation trends on the continent mean for emerging businesses, how artificial intelligence can be used to drive digital transformation as well as the ins-and-outs of starting your side hustle and starting it smart!
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