VivaTech Tour, Episode 3: Africa

Discovering the African Tech Ecosystem


Virtual meets global

From February through May, join us on a journey to discover the ever-growing potential and leading actors of the tech world. Our enhanced VivaTech Tour is a weekly series of online meetups with key players in regional tech hubs across the globe. Imagine Viva Technology, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event, distilled into an inspiration-packed hour of interviews, keynote talks, and startup pitches. We’ll also reveal some of the main ingredients of VivaTech’s next edition (June 16-19) and we’ll raise the curtain on our 2021 Startup Challenges.

Looking to make meaningful business connections? Crack the secrets of fundraising? Gain valuable insights to unlock new markets? Check out the new VivaTech Tour.

A deep dive into the vibrant African tech ecosystem – Episode 3: Africa


11.00 am [CET] Welcome
Anchor: Asha Sumputh, Journalist & VivaTech host

11.05 am [CET] Opening Keynote
Tamim El Zein, Partner, Seedstars Africa Ventures

11.10 am [CET] Market insights
Looking to the future and understanding market trends in Africa
– Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa – Seedstars
– Yassine Oussaifi, Partner, AfricInvest Group

11.20 am [CET] The Debate
Andy Halsall, CEO, poa! internet
Ibrahima Ba, Network Investments & Emerging Markets Lead, Facebook

11.40 am [CET] Expert’s Take
Our media & tech experts have an eagle eye for spotting the most promising startups. Find out before everyone else where the spotlight will shine next.
– François Wibaux, Business Journalist | Africa Business Unit, BBC World Service
– Leo Boisnier, Ecosystem Manager, AfricArena

11.50 am [CET] Demos, pitches & previews
Demos of some exciting African innovations
– Olivia Koburongo, Co-founder & CEO, MamaOpe
– Anis Sahbani, Founder & CEO, Enova Robotics

12.00 am [CET] Get Ready for VivaTech 2021
A sneak preview of the unmissable hybrid edition of VivaTech, happening June 16-19 online and in-person in Paris.
– Laure Wybo, Head of Partners and New Business, Viva Technology


Mar 11, 2021: 10:00 - 11:00
OrganizerViva Technology
Website Visit website
Location Online
Targets Africa
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, ICT