THE STAGE FOR AFRICA'S TECH FUTURE

where Century City Conference Center when 11 - 12, November 2019
650
Attendees
45
Speakers
80
Investors
20
Media
52
Countries

2019 Speakers

AfricArena attendees get valuable insight from the best minds in business and technology.

"Being headquartered in Cape Town with an exciting vision, we attract some of the best talent and we’ve worked hard to gain the trust of more than a thousand farmers in ten countries. Winning the AfricArena VivaTech Challenge strengthens our expansion springboard into Europe."

COO of Aerobotics

(Timothy Willis)
"The event highlights the creative startups in and around Africa. It brings together various players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, who each work together to make a positive contribution to African economies."

South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

(Tanya van Lill)
"While the momentum is building, we need more success stories such as those coming from the efforts of incubators and accelerators like AfricArena."

Knife Capital

(Andrea Böhmert)
"AfricArena is such an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs from all across the continent to connect and share, building bridges that may hold future partnership, export and market opportunities."

Silicon Cape, General Manager

(Kerry Petrie)

Startups

AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startups. Here are some rising startups that have pitched and been showcased at AfricArena events.

AfricArena Challenges

French Tech Challenge

French Tech is the nickname of French startup ecosystem and all those in it—from bioscience to online...

VIVA Technology Challenge for African EdTech Startups

VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It takes p ...

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AIR FRANCE CHALLENGE

Get selected by the AIR FRANCE Team and represent your country at the AfricArena Summit and win y ...

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VINCI ENERGIES CHALLENGE

In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy ...

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HELLO TOMORROW CHALLENGE

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a world-renowned deep tech startup competition designed sp ...

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SA StartUp Nation Challenge by SA SME Fund

The SA SME Fund was established by members of the CEO Initiative – a collaboration between gove ...

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French Tech Challenge

French Tech is the nickname of French startup ecosystem and all those in it—from bioscience to ...

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ENGIE Africa Challenge 2019

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of c ...

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Sanofi Mental Illness Challenge For Start-ups

Sanofi South Africa’s vision in South Africa is to build a sustainable and diversified business ...

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Sanofi Diabetes Challenge For Start-ups

Sanofi South Africa’s vision in South Africa is to build a sustainable and diversified business ...

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Fantom Foundation Blockchain Challenge

Share with us your business idea to use Smart Contracts and Stable Coins to create practical solu ...

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Old Mutual Challenge

The Old Mutual Start-up Challenge seeks go-to-market solutions for the informal/lower-end market ...

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AfricArena Tour Challenges

Casablanca Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Casablanca to represent Morocco at the AfricAr ...

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Lagos Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Lagos to represent Nigeria at the AfricArena S ...

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Dakar Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Dakar to represent Senegal at the AfricArena S ...

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TUNIS ECOSYSTEM CHALLENGE

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Tunis to represent Tunisia at the AfricArena S ...

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Johannesburg Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Johannesburg to represent South Africa at the ...

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Nairobi Ecosystem Challenge

Get selected by the AfricArena Team to represent Kenya at the AfricArena Summit and win your flig ...

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Kigali Ecosystem Challenge

Get selected by the AfricArena Team to represent Rwanda at the AfricArena Summit and win your fli ...

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Cairo Best of Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Cairo to represent Egypt at the AfricArena Sum ...

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Abidjan Best Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Abidjan to represent Ivory Coast at the AfricA ...

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Cape Town Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Cape Town to represent South Africa at the Afr ...

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News

A lot is being said and shared about AfricArena, its partners and tech ecosystems across Africa. Read on to stay in the loop.

AfricArena, SA SME Fund launch SA Startup Nation C

AfricArena, SA SME Fund launch SA Startup Nation Challenge   Ventureburn. Staff R

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AfricArena Partners With Hello Tomorrow on their D

Hello Tomorrow's Deep Tech Challenge in Africa   For the second year, AfricArena

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AfricArena Tour 2019: Abidjan & Dakar Highlights

AfricArena Tour 2019: Abidjan & Dakar Highlights   The 6th, 7th and 8th destina

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AfricArena Tour 2019: Lagos Highlights – BLOG

AfricArena Tour 2019: Highlights from Lagos, Nigeria   Lagos was the sixth destin

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AfricArena @ Viva Tech 2019: Recap - BLOG

AfricArena made an indelible mark at the "world's rendezvous for startups and leaders" -

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SA’s Aerobotics wins President Macron Africa Tec

SA’s Aerobotics wins President Macron Africa Tech Award at VivaTech 2019 - Ventureburn

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AfricArena expands VivaTech partnership to create

AfricArena expands VivaTech partnership to create more startup growth opportunities - Vent

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Extended collaboration to boost African startups -

Extended collaboration to boost African startups - ITWeb ITWeb. Staff Writer. 17 May 2019

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AfricArena 2019 Investor Roadshow in USA - BLOG

AfricArena Investor Roadshow, in San Francisco & New York City: A Call for Investors

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AfricArena Takes 10 African Startups to Viva Tech

AfricArena Take 10 African Startups to Viva Tech Africa's top tech ecosystem accelerator,

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AfricArena Tour 2019: Kigali Highlights - BLOG

AfricArena Tour: Kigali Highlights   Kigali was the second destination (out of 12

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AfricArena Tour 2019: Nairobi Highlights - BLOG

AfricArena Tour: Nairobi Highlights The Tour is off to an awesome start!   Nai

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South African Startups Selected for AfricArena Viv

Four Cape Town & Two Johannesburg startups Selected for AfricArena VivaTech 20

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The Next $1 Billion for African Tech Startups: Af

Official Press release. Monday 15 April 2019, Cape Town. AfricArena 2019 announces expand

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AfricArena event to return to Cape Town after exte

AfricArena event to return to Cape Town after extended world tour DISRUPT AFRICA. APRI

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AfricArena announces 2018 World Tour to Introduce

PRESS RELEASE - April 24, 2018 Today AfricArena, in partnership with Wesgro & Silicon

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AfricArena 2018 Media Event - Press Conference

Post SA Investment Conference, AfricArena, Wesgro, and Silicon Cape Presents Deep-Dive int

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Africa to lead the innovation battle

Africa’s tech innovation talent search is off to a good start, based on the success of o

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AfricArena Forges Global Partnerships

Eleven startups from across the African continent, identified as “entrepreneurs for huma

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AfricArena Partners with Hello Tomorrow - Blog - A

_ AFRICARENA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING DEEPTECH PLATFORM HELLO TOMORROW  

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AfricArena partnership was a key highlight at Viva

AfricArena is buzzing with excitement around our new, strategic partnership with VivaTech.

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Details On Our 5 Challenges - Blog - AfricArena

Ready for a challenge with AfricArena? Buckle up and stand the chance to

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VivaTech partners with Africa’s leading ecosyste

PRESS RELEASE - May 25, 2018 VivaTech expands its African focus with first-ever partnersh

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Discovering The Startup Ecosystem in Kigali - Afri

Each year, we scour the major capitals of the African continent in search of the best and

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Discovering The Startup Ecosystem in Nairobi - Afr

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Sponsors and Partners

AfricArena teams up with corporate and institutional partners under the banner of utlizing business and technology as a force for good in uplifting the African continent.

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