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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.


This year, AfricArena will organize 4 hybrid events across 4 regions in Africa, in building up to the annual AfricArena Summit in Cape Town. The regional events will bring together startups, investors and corporations and other key stakeholders operating in the Region. 25 startups from the Region will be selected to showcase their innovation at each regional event. The day before the Regional Summit, the founders will participate in a full-day boot camp for pitching skills and business development. These Regional Summits will act as a semi-final pitch session before our Grand Summit in Cape Town in December 2021. 


The West Africa Summit will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 22nd and 23rd June 2021. Building up to the West Africa Summit, AfricArena will invite the region's most promising tech startups to pitch their innovation in a series of virtual events. If the startups WOW the judges, they will fly to Dakar to participate in workshops and showcase on an even bigger stage.

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.