AfricArena is a conference that showcases Africa’s best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent.
AfricArena believes in the potential of tech startup culture in Africa. Grounded by this belief, we accelerate the growth of these tech startups and the ecosystem in which they operate by providing a platform where they can tell their story, gain valuable networks and attain funding. Our Mission: To be the ultimate African Tech Ecosystem Accelerator – to be the stage where Africa’s best tech talent connect with global investors and corporations.
The first 2 editions of the AfricArena conference took place in November 2017 and 2018, and represented an opportunity to explore tomorrow’s trends while unleashing some of the continent’s best startups and innovators.The events brought together key figures in the international and African tech innovation ecosystem with the aim of promoting African Tech excellence.
Previous editions saw 500+ attendees watching over 40 speakers and witnessing more than 2 million US dollars’ worth of deals being made.The two-day conference connects more than 80 of Africa’s best startups with over 100 investors from across the globe, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really showcase Africa’s innovation talent.
|Location||Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Targets||Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Sectors||Agribusiness, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, Education, Financial services, Mobile, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics|