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.

Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a Pan African, mentor-driven and corporate-backed accelerator, aimed at empowering innovators. Startupbootcamp AfriTech empowers the top innovative African tech startups, linking them to the fastest-moving corporates on the continent. We are sponsored by Old Mutual, Nedbank, RCS, BNP Paribas and PwC.

In 2019 we will be visiting 15 countries and hosting 19 events. Startupbootcamp AfriTech is inviting startups, mentors, investors, corporates and thought leaders t join us at our FastTracks (one-day pitching events) Office Hours (networking and mentoring) and themed Hackathons in a city near you.

MIT INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2019

MIT seeks startups and entrepreneurial organizations of any age, size, or type (for-profit or non-profit), located anywhere in the world that are creating economic opportunity for moderate and low income earners.

  • Does your organization’s use of technology substantially improve economic prosperity for working people?
  • Is your organization beyond the “idea phase,” already impacting and enhancing shared prosperity right now?
  • Will your organization’s solution impact more people and increase in effectiveness over time?

If the answer to all of the above is yes than MIT wants you to apply!

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.

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

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.

Nairobi Innovation Week 2019

June 10-14, 2019

The theme for Nairobi Innovation Week 2019 is “Innovation and Kenya’s Big Four Agenda”, including startups in sectors as diverse as agriculture, health, manufacturing, housing, renewable energy, education, fintech, gaming and e-commerce. All are invited to apply.

PIVOT EAST 2019

June 27 2019

The PIVOT EAST is a program of targeted entrepreneurial workshops, pitching competition and conference for entrepreneurs leveraging technology to provide products or services to customers, and business advisory sessions.

It culminates in the top 25 East Africa startups pitching to investors and partners at a finalists conference. Apart from developers and entrepreneurs, typical audiences at the event include investors, corporate executives, government officials, Hub Managers, SME enablers, representatives of development organizations and academia.

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.

Resources

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

So you want to be a LegalTech/AI Start-up: Here is what you need to know.

A great presentation from the Center for Legal Innovation at the College of Law Australia. Part of the Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice Summit 2018.

Choosing Technology For Your Small Law Firm: A How-To Guide

Learning about technology often seems like an insurmountable task, but help is here for you. Evolve the Law has compiled a short guide to kickstart your thinking.

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.