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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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Contact Us 021 551 8183

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State of Tech in Africa Report 2023

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aVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

What are the innovations and investment trends
that defined the tech African ecosystem in 2022
and what does it look like going into 2023?

The report delves into the state
of tech innovation in Africa, the most dynamic
sectors, the main challenges & opportunities for
the startup founders, how corporations utilize
open innovation approaches, the investment
landscape, and much more.

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SOTIA Report

2023

AfricArena 

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Africarena is Back with the Johannesburg summit

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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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AfricaRena
tour 2023

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Open innovation Challenge

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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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Replay All content
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

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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 AFICA 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

They supported Us
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