AfricArena, the continent’s premier tech ecosystem accelerator, is back with a two-day summit in Johannesburg on 29 and 30 March. This event’s focus is primarily on deep technology, enterprise development, and climatetech, with an exciting line-up of international and African speakers, including Anthony Catt, Matsi Modise and Paul Smith.
Top entrepreneurs and experts from around the world will converge at the Johannesburg summit to discuss the latest trends, ideas, and innovations in the tech industry. Organisers vow that it will be an unmissable opportunity for start-ups, investors, and corporations looking to tap into the immense potential of the African tech ecosystem.
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AfricArena has been at the forefront of promoting high-potential start-ups transforming economies across the continent.
With a rising demand for new technologies and innovative solutions across, deep technology has become a driving force for growth and development. At the same time, climatetech has emerged as a critical area of focus as Africa grapples with the effects of climate change.
AfricArena’s emphasis on climatetech therefore reflects a growing recognition of the need to tackle environmental challenges and promote sustainable development across the region. This, as start-up founders and entrepreneurs are leading the way in creating ground-breaking technologies and solutions, with AfricArena providing a platform for them to showcase their ideas and innovations to investors and corporations.
The upcoming Johannesburg summit is just the first of 45 hybrid events that AfricArena will organise across four regions in Africa this year, culminating in the annual AfricArena Grand Summit in Cape Town.
These events will bring together start-ups, investors, and corporations from across the continent, highlighting the immense potential of the African tech ecosystem and driving investment and growth in the sector.
If you’re a start-up looking for funding and exposure, don’t miss your chance to apply for the AfricArise Open Innovation program at the Johannesburg summit. This is your opportunity to showcase your highly scalable ventures to a global audience of investors and industry experts, and gain valuable exposure and feedback.
Founders will also get to network with investors and some of the industry’s finest movers and shakers. This includes Catt, the co-founder of London Africa Network and Ventures 54. The academy creates training programmes and initiatives in collaboration with governments, NGOs, and corporates to support the capacity and skills-building of early-stage entrepreneurs in developing regions and ecosystems across the globe.
Modise is the founder and chairperson of Furaha Afrika Holdings. Her experience ranges from investment banking to enterprise development advisory with South African banks, institutions of higher learning, and corporate entities.
Smith, founder and CEO of Civitas, has founded a number of companies in a variety of industries, from boat manufacturing to innovation consulting. Civitas is a CEO network and peer learning organisation for high-growth entrepreneurs.
Tickets for the event are now available online at Quicket.