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 $250million in the past 4 years.

This year, AfricArena will be hosting its fifth annual Grand Summit on 16 - 17 November in Cape Town - and will be preceded by its Founders’ Bootcamp and VC Unconference Weekends.

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.

Don't miss out!!!

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2021 Summit Guide

Wondering what time the summit will begin, which renowned speakers are lined, what thought provovoking topics will be covered or how to navigate your way around?

We've got you covered! 

We have prepared our Grand Summit Guide to help you find out more on what's happening at the summit 2021

It's all in the book

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Relive Our best moment from 2020

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Re-Live
AfricArena 2020

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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 50 investors, from Africa, Europe, the US, and Japan took part in the 2020 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 11th - 13th of November

The Founders BoostCamp

A private workshop dedicated to selected startups from across the Countries that 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
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

Keynote speakers - 2020

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John Sanei

Futures Strategist. Human Behavior Specialist. Techpreneur. Author. Keynote Speaker

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-founder at Andela & Flutterwave | Founder & General Partner at Future Africa

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Anna Collard

SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa

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Siby Diabira

Regional Head Southern Africa & Indian Ocean at PROPARCO

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Reinventing the future of venture investments in Africa

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Tomi Davies

Chief Investment Officer at GreenTec Capital Partners

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Lexi Novitske

Managing Partner at Acuity Venture Partners

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Alex Conway

Founder of NumberBoost &

Co-founder at Unite.community

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Stephan Eloise

Executive director at Digital Africa, Entrepreneur and Researcher, 

Panelists - 2020 

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hot topics FROM 2020!

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The 4th Industrial Revolution

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Education

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Investment in Tech Startups

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Privacy & Ethics

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Healthcare

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Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

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Next Generation Angels

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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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