What is the current landscape of crowdfunding in Africa and how can it be an empowering tool to bridge the funding gap for startups in the continent?
According to Afrikstart’s Crowdfunding in Africa, Africa-based crowdfunding platforms make up less than 0.1% of global crowdfunding deals. However, the potential African market size
is $2.5 billion by 2025. Our goal is to explore the current state of crowdfunding in Africa, pointing out the potential upside.
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.
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.
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!