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Who WE ARE

Embarking on its seventh year, AfricArena holds a special position, engaging in three vital areas that shape Africa's economic scene: tech startups, corporations, and investors, including angel investors, venture capitalists (VCs), corporate venture capitalists (CVCs), and other institutional investors.

 

In collaboration with corporations, AfricArena orchestrates open innovation challenges with the goal of uniting these three spheres. The aim is to encourage shared investments and collaboration, propelling the economies and well-being of the continent forward. This approach reflects AfricArena's commitment to fostering a dynamic ecosystem where startups, established companies, and investors join forces for mutual growth and advancement in Africa's economic landscape.

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AFRICARENA NAIROBI SUMMIT 2024
 

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Join us in Nairobi to see over 20 startups pitch their innovations to local and international investors. Network with key players in Africa’s tech ecosystem, including investors and policymakers.

AfricArena tours Africa’s regions annually, offering startups a chance to pitch in the Open Innovation Challenges. This year, our roadshow also visited the UK and France. 

Our two-day summits feature the AfricArise Bootcamp for startup readiness and networking. The year concludes in Cape Town at the AfricArena Grand Summit, where regional winners compete to be the best tech startups.

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
WELCOMES AFRICARENA

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An extraordinary milestone for AfricArena as CEO of Methys Group and AfricArena, Christophe Viarnaud had a successful opening at the London Stock Exchange Market Open on May 21st

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Africarena 2024 Highlights

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ABIDJAN SUMMIT 2024

 Read more on the highlights of the AfricArena Abidjan Summit that took place June 25-26, 2024

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introducing AfricArena Open Innovation Programs

Is your startup ready to step beyond the ordinary and champion innovation for a brighter future?

Gathering the diverse pan-African tech community for our third event in one of South Africa's vibrant cities, we're in search of the most innovative startups across the continent. We extend an invitation to join one of our ten Open Innovation Challenges.

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introducing AfricArise 2024

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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 is 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 its 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

Partners & Sponsors
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