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.

Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019

June 10-11, 2019

The world is changing. Businesses are more demanding. Fee models are evolving. New technologies are emerging. And the pressure is on for law firms and legal businesses to operate more efficiently and effectively. Technology is disrupting (and enabling) the practice of law, which is why we are hosting the Legal Innovation & Technology Fest.

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.

Resources

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

Evolve the Law Podcast

The Importance of Cloud Security for Lawyers

Kristi and Ian reflect on the vital importance of cloud security for lawyers practicing in the modern age, winning and keeping customer business through dedicated support teams, and how technology optimizes legal practice management so attorneys can focus on what they do best.

Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019 Report

Download this report to discover what professionals from 75+ law firms, in-house legal teams and alternate legal service providers say their challenges are of achieving success in legal innovation using technology as an enabler, both within their organisations & the wider community.

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.

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.

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