What are the innovations and investment trends that define the tech ecosystem in Africa?

Operating at the intersection of tech startups, major corporations and investors, AfricArena draws on the experience of 3 years on the trends that define the developments of the robust African ecosystem. The report delves into the state of tech innovation in Africa, the most dynamic sectors, the main challenges and opportunities for the startup founders, how corporations utilise open innovation approaches, the investment landscape, and much more.

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.

multiple events

The Summit

An annual conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent.

The Tour

The AfriArena Tour is a pre-selection process for the AfricArena Summit. Through the Tour, AfricArena scours the major capitals of the continent in search of tech startups that have the potential to disrupt.

Unconference

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.

More Events

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!

corporate challenges

Bpifrance Challenge

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.

ecosystem challenges

Best of Ecosystem - Casablanca, Morocco

We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Morocco to represent their nation and ecosystem at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town. The selected startups will be flown and accommodated in Cape Town, take part in a series of workshops and showcase at the grand stage of the AfricArena Summit.

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