Who WE ARE
AfricArena is an African tech accelerator that runs Corporate Open Innovation challenges throughout the African continent.
Going into its fifth year, AfricArena has the privilege of operating in three key spheres that underpin Africa’s economic landscape. These being: tech startups, corporations, and investors (i.e. angel investors, VCs, CVCs and other institutional investors).
Through open innovation challenges, in partnership with corporations, we aim to bring together these 3 spheres, to foster co-investment and collaboration that can move the economies and people of the continent forward.
In 2021 AfricArena held its fifth annual Grand Summit on 16 - 17 November in Cape Town which was preceded by its Founders’ Bootcamp and VC Unconference Weekends.
The Grand Summit brought together ±50 startups, local and international investors, corporations, and other key ecosystem players operating in the different regions in Africa.
The summits provide open innovation challenges, research, and deal-flow services to help accelerate the work of founders, investors, and corporates,
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Connecting founders with investors and corporates.
Strengthening the international traction of
Africa's most innovative tech startups.
Promoting the African Tech ecosystem and it's opportunities
Attracting both entrepreneurs and investors to Africa.
THese ARE THE MOST EXCITING TIMES FOR AFRICA, IT IS NOT MERE RHETORIC OF AFICA RISING; SO MUCH IS REALLY HAPPENING AND SO MUCH IS CHANGING.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)