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.
24 - 25 November
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 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!