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a reimagined african tech conference

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AfricArena presents an opportunity to explore tomorrow’s trends today by showcasing some of Africa’s most innovative startups and connecting them with investors, corporates and enablers to accelerate their growth. 

We strongly believe in the power of providing a platform that fosters bright and forward-thinking minds to network, get inspired and co-build a stronger tech startup investment ecosystem for Africa. 

The AfricArena Summit is an annual tech conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for the most promising tech startups.

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In a Nutshell

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Attendees
700
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Investors
150+
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Startups
200+
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Speakers
50+
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Countries
30+

accelerated startups

In partnership with incubators, accelerators, investors and our alumni community, we are able to spot promising companies tacking some of the biggest challenges of the continent.

Taking part in AfricArena is a huge opportunity for the few selected startups as most of them manage to secure new partnerships, funding or business contracts through the meetings and exposure they receive during the Summit.

MEET SOME OF OUR STARUPS

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Relive Our best moments from 2023

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Re-Live
AfricArena 2023

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Africarena 2023
VC 
unconference weekend

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On the weekend leading up to AfricArena 2023 Grand Summit, the VC Unconference Weekend was held at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa provided informal engagement opportunities for an unfiltered exchange of innovative ideas around deal sourcing, execution, portfolio management and realisation.

This invitation-only initiative has four key objectives:


1. Mapping the ecosystem within the African technology ventures
2. Creating a standardized knowledge data room
3. Establishing investment best practice, systems and processes
4. Facilitating co-investment opportunities, deal syndication and ecosystem cohesion

This year it will be held from the 2nd to 4th December 2023.

 

Here are the highlights of the initiative from some of the participants!

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The Founders BootCamp

A private workshop dedicated to selected startups from across the countries will be pitching at the AfricArena Summit. 

 

It aims to create strong connections, peer-to-peer learning between the entrepreneurs, training and equipping startups with the necessary tools and knowledge to prepare them to showcase and effectively deliver high quality, concise and engaging pitches to the right audience.

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we have heard from the best minds in tech, business and investing

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

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Sthe Shabangu

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Ido Sum

Head of PR at AWS Sub-Saharan Africa

Partner at TLcom Capital

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Brian Mphahlele

Commercialization executive at the Technology Innovation Agency

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Amal Dokhan

Seasoned professional with experience in startup investments, corporate innovation, and consulting in the MENA region

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Previous Panelists

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Adama Gaye

Investment Manager

Orange Ventures MEA

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Rohan Goswami

Investments Expert

Nexterra

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Pim Engels

Senior Investment Officer

FMO

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hot topics FROM 2023

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Agri-Tech

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Education

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Investment in Tech Startups

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Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

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Tech4Good

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Financial & Commerce Inclusion

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get in on it

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Become an Exhibitor

at The Summit

We offer a few booths and exhibitions opportunities to enable high-quality products and services to get visibility. Please apply if you would like to learn more about the available packages.

Become a

Media Partner

Are you keen to discovering and sharing insights into tech innovation and investment in Africa? Get in touch with us to find out how we can work together!

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