Africa Tech Festival: We're at AfricaCom!

AfricaCom 2023 isn't just another tech event—it's the beating heart of Africa's tech industry. With over 15,000 tech enthusiasts in attendance, this event serves as a convergence point for industry leaders, visionaries, and innovative companies like ours. It's a vibrant celebration of the boundless potential that technology holds, not just for Africa but for the entire world. AfricaCom has hosted 26 years of discussions on all things telecoms, connectivity, digital infrastructure and sustainable development!

Global Kinetic: Your Innovation Partner

At Global Kinetic, we're not merely attendees at AfricaCom; we're bringing innovation to the forefront. Our belief is that innovation transcends the creation of new products; it's about revolutionizing established processes and gaining profound insights into our customers. We've cultivated an innovation culture that permeates every facet of our work.

AfricaCom 2023 offers you a gateway to the future of technology, and we invite you to be part of this extraordinary journey. Whether you're keen to explore our innovative solutions, connect with like-minded individuals, or stay updated on the latest industry trends, our booth at AfricaCom is the place to be!

Here are details on the event and our booth:

Addressing South Africa's Innovation Challenge

South Africa faces an innovation crisis, a challenge we recently spotlighted in our latest blog releases. Our nation's tech landscape lags behind, but hope gleams on the horizon. Our presence at Africa Tech Festival underscores our dedication to transforming this hope into a tangible reality. 

We are excited to partner with like-minded individuals and organizations to collectively reshape South Africa's tech future. Discover how we lead the way in pioneering transformative solutions that redefine industries. We excel in revolutionizing existing processes and harnessing the full potential of data, all with the ultimate aim of driving tangible change in South Africa's tech landscape.

Innovation isn't a mere buzzword at Global Kinetic; it's ingrained in our core. Our team is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible. We eagerly anticipate engaging in discussions, sharing ideas, and exploring the latest tech trends at Africa Tech Festival. 

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to meet our thought leaders at our booth, including our CEO Martin Dippenaar, CIO Sergio Barbosa, and COO Loren Rose.

Stay connected with us via Linkedin and Twitter for the latest updates and valuable insights leading up to and during the event. We're eagerly looking forward to connecting, collaborating, and celebrating innovation with you at AfricaCom 2023.

In the spirit of innovation, let's jointly shape the future. We can't wait to meet you.

We are on the move again | Connect with us!

Are you ready to experience the future of tech, finance and commerce? The next few months are jam-packed with some of the most incredible events for the financial and digital industries, and we at Global Kinetic are excited to be a part of it.

First up, we have FinTech Nexus, the ultimate gathering of financial services professionals who want to learn, connect, and inspire one another. With over 70,000 unique executives attending each year, it's a hub for knowledge, connections, and inspiration for the entire financial services industry. And with our CEO, Martin Dippenaar, Global New Business Development lead, Pieter De Wet, and the CEO of FutureBank, Sergio Barbosa there, it's the perfect opportunity to chat with the movers and shakers of the fintech world.

Next, we're heading to the beautiful and bustling city of Dubai for Seamless Middle East, a multi-brand exhibition that brings together the brightest and most innovative minds across the payments, fintech, banking, retail, e-commerce, digital marketing, home delivery, cards, and identity industries. Pieter De Wet and Dan Meyer will be there to talk about the future of digital commerce and how Global Kinetic can help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

And last but certainly not least, we'll be at Money2020 in Amsterdam, where Pieter, Dan, and Sergio will be discussing FututeBank, our embedded finance platform that powers innovative banks and fintechs. This event is a must-attend for anyone in the payments, fintech, and financial services industries who wants to be at the forefront of innovation and change.

We know that these events can be overwhelming with so many amazing speakers, exhibitors, and attendees, but we want to make it easy for you to connect with us. Martin, Sergio, Pieter, and Dan would love to meet up for a coffee or a beer at any of these events. So why not give them a call, pop them an email, or message them on LinkedIn and find out more about what Global Kinetic can offer you.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with the biggest names in fintech and learn about the latest technological innovations that are shaping the industry. We hope to see you there!

Global Kinetic launches new tech meetup and workshop sessions

Throughout next year, Global Kinetic will be hosting quarterly tech meetups. To launch our new initiative, we have invited Steve Barnett to host a workshop at the Global Kinetic offices to discuss Accessibility and Inclusive Design. Through this event, he will help people develop a more inclusive design mindset (noting that disability is a spectrum, not a binary), as well as give guidance on fulfilling WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) without having to trawl through the hefty official docs.

Steve is a front-end developer and user experience consultant who has spent the majority of his career assisting teams bridge the gap between development and design. He is known for being able to design and develop sites and apps in a future-friendly way, with an eye towards inclusive design, accessibility, and performance. This means sites that everyone can use, regardless of their device, the network they’re on, or any disabilities they might have.

Clients include Prodigy Finance, Code Collective and SnapScan. To quote Steve, "We're going to get hands-on with practical exercises and tutorials geared towards making our stuff more accessible. If you have a laptop, bring it! We’ll look at ways of testing our work, of having better conversations about them, and will be giving and receiving high fives. :)"

This first workshop is now fully subscribed, so stay tuned for information on the events lineup for the new year.

STARTUP GRIND in Silicon Valley.... really!

STARTUP GRIND in Silicon Valley, so what's it all about...?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Yep, if you are a founder, innovator, educator or investor and you have not heard of STARTUP GRIND, now is the time to pack our bag and jet set right to Silicon Valley for this annual global event!

We "Global Kinetic Software Engineers" will be there to connect with you, "the awesome" inspiring innovator that you are! We would like to be involved in sharing your success as an entrepreneur, your software product/secret project/a start-up or a mobile application that you need developed, is our speciality. So be sure to get in touch!

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Some GRIND Values


"These are the Grind people"
Sam Altman, Y Combinator
February 23-24, 2016 – Silicon Valley


And be sure to connect with us - if you have a software product/secret project/a start-up or a mobile application that you need developed and you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy partner, we are ready to talk...!