what we do
AfricArena is an African tech accelerator that runs Corporate Open Innovation challenges throughout the African continent.
While executing our open innovation challenges, we aim to foster the African tech environment by producing a range of physical events that connect entrepreneurs, investors and corporates.
We partner with numerous organisations throughout the continent, organising panel discussions and pitch competitions.
Be in the know
We have made it easier for you to access key information about the current landscape of investments and crowdfunding in Africa, and how can it be an empowering tool to bridge the funding gap for startups in the continent.
The virtual component of the AfricArena Summit. For 4 days, tune in from where ever you are and hear from thought leaders on the current and future state of tech innovation and investment in Africa.
The Unconference is an annual event that takes place in Cape Town, South Africa the two days before the Summit. It brings together local and international investors with the aim to enhance the way that investing is done in the continent.
At AfricArena, we are continuously involved in initiatives throughout the African tech ecosystem. This is why we are organising side events in collaboration with other major organisations to foster the ecosystem's dynamism.
challenges to accelerate
Since its inception in 2017, AfricArena has partnered with 15+ corporations and realised 30+ corporate open innovation challenges.
Our corporate open innovation challenges range from various verticals, find yours and unlock the growth potential of your organisation!
Searching for scale-ready start-ups that look to expand to Europe. Those startups are looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance that expansion.