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AfricArena presents an opportunity to explore tomorrow’s trends today by meeting some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups and connecting with key people from Africa's tech ecosystems. At AfricArena, we strongly believe in the power of networking and the opportunities it can generate by gathering, inspiring, and connecting bright people that barely met in the different ecosystems.


Inspiration is key and AfricArena offers the visitors to enjoy keynotes and discussions from thought leaders of the tech ecosystem. The AfricArena team scout every year the leading tech hubs of the continent through the AfricArena Tour and invite the most promising innovative companies to accelerate their growth by gaining exposure toward leading corporates and investors.


In 2019, more than 10 open innovations challenges have enabled nearly 100 companies to attend the final summit in Cape Town. We also partner with some of the greatest incubators and accelerators to enable the startups they support to enjoy the AfricArena experience. In 2020, there will be 700 attendees, 150 investors, 30 journalists, 60 speakers from 32 countries.


About AfricArena

AfricArena is the stage where Africa's best tech startup talents shine. 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. The annual AfricaArena Summit is an annual conference that showcases Africa’s best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent. But before the Summit, pre-selections take place at various destinations across Africa.


The AfricArena Tour scours the major capitals of the continent in search of tech startups that are shaking grounds. After the success of our 2 events, AfricArena will return to Cape Town on 11th and 12th November 2019 where delegates will hear from some of the tech scene's leading visionaries, and startups will have an opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions to corporates and investors.