AfricaTech Awards

Boosting African Innovation while tackling today’s biggest challenges.

VivaTech and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have teamed up for the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards. This initiative aims to recognize and support innovative Africa-focused companies with disruptive solutions in the Climate tech, Health tech, and Fintech sectors. 

Tech entrepreneurs can provide vital solutions to major global challenges, while also driving economic growth and fostering sustainable development. Despite increasing interest from investors, startups in emerging markets often struggle to access the networks and capital they need to scale their business. 

Through the AfricaTech Awards, VivaTech and IFC aim to create new opportunities for tech companies that are having a transformational impact across Africa. The winners of the Awards will gain access to leaders and top executives in the tech industry and increased visibility among global investors, including IFC, one of the largest venture capital investors in emerging markets. The inaugural edition of the Awards, which launched last year, attracted more than 300 applicants.


  • Operating in Africa: majority of the team based in Africa and/or serving African markets
  • Having a solution or product addressing the African market
  • Must have raised a minimum of USD 200K and a maximum of USD 10M in capital
  • Must address one of the following themes: Climate Tech, Health Tech or FinTech



March 24, 2023
Organizer Viva Technology
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Clean technology and energy, Fintech, HealthTech