TechUp Africa is a free community that empowers and supports young Africans who want to build successful careers in tech.

This community is a PAWEN (Pan African Women Empowerment Network) initiative. Tech Africa provides access to education, training, and resources that help young people build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in tech.

TechUp Africa has a Discord server and a Whatsapp group where members are able to interact and chat in real time about diverse tech career paths. These online groups allow you to meet like-minded peers and expand your professional network at the same time. Members also use the groups to ask questions, get support and advice, and share their wins and failures.

On the other hand, the community organizes diverse events, activities, and even a mentorship program for members to get a top-notch education. All of these initiatives are completely free for members. Additionally, you can get into a scholarship program to study a tech-related career.

Lastly, Techup Africa provides its members with lots of career opportunities. You can explore the job board to find your next (or first!) job in tech, as well as enjoy the #opportunities channel in Discord.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2021
  • Founders:

    Oluwaseyi Kehinde-Peters

  • Amount of members: 3,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Connect with like-minded people:
TechUp Africa has a Discord server and a Whatsapp group that allows you to interact with other members in Africa who are looking to build a successful career in tech.

Get top-notch education:
The community organizes free events, activities, and a mentorship program for members to learn how to enter the tech industry. Additionally, you can also get into the scholarship program to study a tech-related career.

Build a career in tech:
By participating in the community, you will have access to a job board and an entire section of career opportunities. Additionally, being a member will help you expand your professional network.


No requirements.


Learning Events

The TechUp Africa community organizes diverse learning events for members to get a world-class education and start their careers in tech.

The events include the Annual Women in Tech Conference, the TechUp Africa Mentoring Program, and TechDevTalks (discussions with experts). You also have the opportunity to obtain scholarships to get the best tech education.

Networking Events

TechUp Africa members interact inside a Discord server. This is the place where they discuss diverse tech career paths, such as software engineering, data analytics, web development, technical writing, blockchain, UX/UI design, and more.

The Discord server is very useful for getting useful advice and support from other members, as well as meeting fellow aspiring tech professionals.

On the other hand, you can also join a Whatsapp group to chat in real time with other members.

Content Library

The community's Discord server has a Resources section with three channels: #opportunities, #jobs, and #texts-videos-podcasts. Members are able to explore this section if they are looking for useful content on tech topics, as well as if they are searching for their next career opportunity.


TechUp Africa has been a life-changing experience for me. Not only have I had the opportunity to work with incredible mentors from companies like Facebook and Netflix, but I've also gained access to an incredible community of tech professionals who are always willing to share their knowledge and experiences. The information and opportunities that are shared within the community have been invaluable to my growth as a tech professional. Plus, the fact that it's all completely free is just icing on the cake.” -Gbemi

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