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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.

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AFRICARENA TUNIS Summit 2023 

We’re excited about the two-day AfricArena Tunis AI, DeepTech, HealthTech & EdTech Summit taking place in Tunis, Tunisia's , leading startup city from 11 - 12 October 2023 

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, get it soon because you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to mingle and network with some of the top minds in tech, business, investment, finance and venture capital in North Africa's thriving startup and tech ecosystem.

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GRAND SUMMIT 2022

        The Africarena Grand Summit 2022 was held at the Majestic Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town, South Africa from the 8th - 10th of November 2022.

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Africarena grand SUMMIT 2022 Highlights

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introducing AfricArise 2023

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introducing AfricArena Open Innovation Programs

Is your startup BOLD enough to push past the boundaries of the status quo and drive innovation to create a brighter future?

Rallying the whole pan-African Tech-ecosystem for its 3rd event in one the most vibrant city in South Africa, we are sourcing the most Innovative Startups across the African continent to join one of our 10 Open Innovation Challenge.

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Apply Now

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Rise, Raise and SCALE with AFRICARISE

AfricArise is a virtual Pan African startup investor network platform that connects startups and investors.

It’s an annual program aimed at supporting startups to scale internationally through mentorship, webinars, coaching and investment deal support.

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Supporting African startups to showcase, raise funding, and scale internationally​​
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on AfricArena Wired

Download and register on the AfricArena Wired App to Catch up on our events, find resources and build a stronger and richer network that will help you grow your venture

CONNECT

Connecting founders with investors and corporates.

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STRENGTHEN

Strengthening the international traction of 

Africa's most innovative tech startups.

Promote

Promoting the African Tech ecosystem and it's opportunities

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Attract

Attracting both entrepreneurs and investors to Africa.

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THese ARE THE MOST EXCITING TIMES FOR AFRICA, IT IS NOT MERE RHETORIC OF AFrICA RISING; SO MUCH IS REALLY HAPPENING AND SO MUCH IS CHANGING. 

Irene Ochem

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)

Our key partners

Our track record
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