Opportunities

The ALT Network is committed to providing a hub for the legal and technology sectors in Africa to meet and collaborate. This section provides useful resources, networking opportunities and tools for the ALT members and prospective providers of investment and other resources to build your network.

Education & Training Programs

There are several education programs and training opportunities across the continent to help you and your business enter the legal tech market and grow.

Welcome to the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI)

AMMI is a novel fully funded one-year intensive graduate program that provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The AMMI program will prepare well rounded machine intelligence researchers who respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world.

Training Course – 13 November

This course is aimed at both legal and non-legal individuals and introduces the attendees to a wide range of potential legal issues when dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as well as an overview of global regulatory trends and approaches by governments and various industries. Legal and regulatory issues discussed include liability, privacy, data security, contracts, consumer protection, financial regulation and tax. The course will enable attendees to identify the appropriate legal, regulatory issues and risks when dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Program

MEST offers graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communications and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a Final Pitch and the chance to receive seed funding.

BrightTALK Webinar

Blockchain and the Law: What Lawyers (and Their Clients) Need to Know

Attendees will learn:

  • The basics of blockchain technology
  • Common blockchain use cases
  • Considerations when advising clients on blockchain
  • Emerging legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain technology

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa

After the success of its first round, Google is now calling for applications from 18 countries across the continent – Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Cameroon, Botswana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Algeria in addition to existing eligible countries Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda – for the second edition.

Networking & Events

Explore various networking guides, tools, events and platforms to help your startup grow or help connect you with the growing legal technology market in Africa and abroad.

Global Legal Hackathon 2019

February 22-24 2019

The Global Legal Hackathon 2019, happening simultaneously in 45 cities around the world on February 22-24th, will introduce a new GLH Tech Hub with tools provided by leading legal technology companies for use by participants during the hackathon.

Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

February 28-March 1 2019

Johannesburg

Join Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference and learn how companies and individuals alike are using this technology, what some of the most interesting use cases and applications are and what regulations are being considered and implemented across various jurisdictions.

ALT Uganda: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and the Law

On 5th March 2019, legal minds will converge with tech enthusiasts and innovators to discuss and confront the onslaught of emerging technologies and process readiness within the legal profession under the theme “Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and the Law”.

Some of the activities at the conference will include a legal tech pitch competition, which will challenge our software developers to work hand in hand with the legal practitioners to dialogue and develop solutions to address legal shortfalls in our midst. The pitch, which is Uganda’s first legal pitch competition will be held under the theme “Law meets Tech” and will foster productive dialogue between the two stakeholder communities.

The one-day conference will is scheduled to be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel between 10am and 8pm. It will attract indigenous and global stakeholders in the legal profession as well as business entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and enthusiasts and students.

The one-day conference will is scheduled to be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel between 10am and 8pm. It will attract indigenous and global stakeholders in the legal profession as well as business entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and enthusiasts and students.

Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

March 6 2019

Cape Town

Join Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference and learn how companies and individuals alike are using this technology, what some of the most interesting use cases and applications are and what regulations are being considered and implemented across various jurisdictions.

Resources

Find links to online guides, articles, webinars, podcasts and publications to gain further insight into the legal technology market and African technology sector.

Practical Use Cases for Blockchain in the Legal Industry

Hosted by Oklahoma University and the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium, this webinar provides an overview of the potential for blockchain integration in legal services, as well as some practical use cases to help you better conceptualise the deployment of blockchain.

How Legal Technology Will Change the Business of Law

This report published by the Boston Consulting Group in partnership with the German Bucerius Law School provides an excellent detailed look at the potential for technology to truly disrupt the business of law and the delivery of legal services.

If you are new to the world of legal tech, this is a great primer on all various sectors in this growing industry.

Legal Tech Startup Index

Robert Ambrogi, host of the blog – LawSites, has build a public access index for legal tech startups around the world. It is an incredible open source resources, and is a great opportunity for startups to gain visibility. If you are a new legal tech start-up looking to be listed on the index, contact Robert.

Webinar – Making Sense of Legal Tech: AI, Analytics and What it Means for Your Practice

This webcast will address the impact of AI and analytics tools on the business and practice of law. Attend this webcast and gain a deeper understanding of the important trends in legal technology as we separate the hype from reality.

Register before: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 

Investment Opportunities for High-Growth Francophone Africa Start-Ups

We’re looking for 20 scalable technology ventures in the late seed or pre-series A stage, well-positioned for growth and cross-border expansion in the Francophone Africa markets, and looking to raise  between $250K and $5M. We can help with access to funding, networks, mentoring and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. We can also help you refine your business model, grow your revenue and market share, and accelerate your cross-border expansion.

Deadline: January 14th 2019

In-House Lawyers & Legal Tech

The recent explosion of the legal technology market and proliferation of tools marketed with buzz-words such as artificial intelligence has resulted in a need for greater clarity on which solutions are being used successfully by legal departments to deliver the promised returns.

How to Build Your Team for Your New Legal Tech Startup

Every successfully scaled business venture is ultimately defined by the merits of its team.  Solopreneurs quickly find out that, if they can’t simultaneously invent a method for cloning themselves, their revenue model is ultimately limited.

ALT Member Resources on Artificial Intelligence

Our curated collection of resources on Artificial Intelligence. We have collected learning resources on AI and how it is currently being deployed in the legal sector. Have something you want to add? Get in touch with us at mail@alt-network.com

ALT Member Resources on Data Protection

Our curated collection of resources on Data Protection in African countries and across the world. Have something you want to add? Get in touch with us at mail@alt-network.com

ALT Network Policy Watch

Our curated collection of resources on legislation and policies across the African continent related to technology, legal services and innovation. Have something you want to add? Get in touch with us at mail@alt-network.com

Legal Talk Network Podcast

Starting a startup is only the beginning. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Alma Asay about how she started and sold her legal technology startup and her experience working with lawyers as clients. She also discusses working as a woman in the male-dominated industry of legal tech and shares what she believes will bring more women into the business.

Startup Mentoring by Enpact

Over the last few years, Startup Mentoring by Enpact has driven ambitious entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, scale their business, connect internationally with partners and gain new insights to develop their strategy and strengthen their management skills.

You will be part of a 8-month mentoring journey along with 29 other highly-motivated and successful entrepreneurs: 10 from Europe and 20 in total from West Africa.

Startup Mentoring by Enpact

Over the last few years, Startup Mentoring by Enpact has driven ambitious entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, scale their business, connect internationally with partners and gain new insights to develop their strategy and strengthen their management skills.

You will be part of a 8-month mentoring journey along with 29 other highly-motivated and successful entrepreneurs: 10 from Europe and 20 in total from West Africa.