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Open innovation challenges

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Since its inception in 2017, AfricArena has corporate open innovation in its DNA. We have been running corporate open innovation challenges in the major tech hubs across Africa, looking for the best startups that the Continent has to offer.

Have a look at our corporate open innovation challenges. You are a startup and your solution answers the challenge? Apply! You are a corporation and you would like to see your challenge displayed below? Contact us!

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Up for a challenge?

Join our community of Founders, Investors, Corporates and other Key Ecosystem Players to find or launch your own challenge!

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Corporate Innovation challenges

Bpifrance Challenge

Searching for scale-ready start-ups that look to expand to Europe. Those startups are looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance that expansion.

Applications closed.

best of ecosystem

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Every year, AfricArena comes to the best tech hubs in Africa. We organise events with renown local incubators in order to source the best startups of the Continent.

In each city, we will be selecting at least one startup that will be invited to our Summit, our weekend startup Bootcamp as well as its side events. Apply for the challenge in your city!

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ecosystem challenges


Best of Ecosystem - Casablanca, Morocco

We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Morocco to represent their nation and ecosystem at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town. The selected startups will be flown and accommodated in Cape Town, take part in a series of workshops and showcase at the grand stage of the AfricArena Summit.

Applications closed.


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South Africa

2020 partners

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