Africa Tech Awards

Boost Africa's innovation & help tackle the issues of today.

About AfricaTech Awards

VivaTech, with support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards, a pan-African initiative developed to recognize and support impactful start-ups across three key sectors – Climate Tech, Health Tech and FinTech.

Tech start-ups can provide much-needed solutions to pressing global challenges, promote inclusion, and foster sustainable development. However, despite increasing interest from investors, start-ups across the continent too often struggle to find the capital they need to scale their innovations. The AfricaTech Awards aim to help create new market opportunities for emerging start-ups with great impact potential in Africa, catalyzing support and inspiring action from investors, policymakers, fellow entrepreneurs, and leading institutions in the tech space.

About VivaTech

Viva Technology is Europe’s biggest start-up and tech event.
We act as a powerful global catalyst for digital transformation and start-up growth. Every year, VivaTech brings together in Paris and online the greatest business leaders, start-ups, investors, researchers and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society. The 6th edition of VivaTech is taking place 15-18 June 2022.

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About International Finance Corporation (IFC) 

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. 

We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In the fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit

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Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2022 - 23:59
Organizer Viva Technology
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Paris, France
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Artificial intelligence, Biotechnology and medical research, Clean technology and energy, Fintech, Green transportation and electric motors, HealthTech, ICT, Nanotech, Smart city solutions