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AFRICARENA GRAND SUMMIT 2022 was held AT the MAJESTIC
old biscuit mill

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a reimagined african tech conference

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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Here's Our Story...

Since its inception in 2017, AfricArena has been a platform dedicated to supporting the creation of market access and investment opportunities for its ever-increasing community of founders, angels, corporates, and VC investors.

Designed with a digital approach in mind, AfricArena consists of a series of investment deal flow events and interventions and an open-source platform for all stakeholders, all based on principles of open innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

The AfricArena brand has rapidly gained enormous credibility in the tech startup ecosystem with alumni startups having raised over $450million in the past 5 years.

This year, AfricArena hosted its sixth annual Grand Summit in Cape Town, South Africa from the 8th - 10th of November 2022. The Grand Summit was preceded by 2 events, the Founders Bootcamp and the VC Unconference Weekend.

The AfricArena Summit events are broken into 3 segments as follows: 

Investor Unconference, Founders BootCamp, and the main Summit Event.

The summits provide open innovation challenges, research, and deal-flow services to help accelerate the work of founders, investors, and corporates,

At AfricArena, 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.

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Relive Our best moments from 2022

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Re-Live
AfricArena 2022

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The unconference

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Every year, AfricArena invites the key tech investors in Africa to connect and workshop around their main challenges. More than 100 investors, from Africa, Europe, the US, and Japan took part in the 2022 edition.

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.

This year it will be held from the 5th - to 6th of November

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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in a nutshell

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Attendees
700
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 free for the few selected startups and 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 Startups

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

Previous speakers

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Mark Birch

Software Entrepreneur, Author & Principal Startup Advocate at AWS

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Dr Ola Brown 

Founder of the Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group

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Raphael Dana

Co-Founder and CEO of Gozem & Keynote Speaker

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Maxine Bayen

Co-Founder of Africa:The Big Deal & Venture Building Lead for the Catalyst Fund

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Previous Panelists

How to achieve scale in Africa : Mergers & Acquisitions VS organic Growth

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Venture Partner: CommerzVentures

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Head of Investment: Breega

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Co-partner: Harambeans Prosperity Fund

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hot topics FROM 2022

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Agri-Tech

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Education

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Investment in Tech Startups

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Healthcare

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Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

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Tech4Good

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Financial & Commerce Inclusion

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Smart City

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Incubation Acceleration

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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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