AFRICA’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF STARTUPS​

AFRICA’S BIGGEST STARTUP AND INVESTOR CONNECTOR EVENT

Proud contributor to the global startup ecosystem, GITEX AFRICA provides a global showcase of ideas, imaginations, and connections and an acceleration platform for startups to grow internationally

The opportunities for startups to set their products in the spotlight and to raise funds has never looked better. The most influential players in the global startup ecosystem and investors join to fund innovative startups and to provide access to world-class mentors that will push the boundaries of possibilities

EARLY CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Entrepreneurs and investors paving the way for Africa’s digital transformation

Hangwi Muambadzi​

Managing Partner and Head of Africa

CommerzVentures

Mikael Hajjar

Founding and General Partner

P1 Venture

Babs Ogundeyi

Founder and CEO

Kuda

Arthur Chupeau

Managing Partner

Baobab Network

Melvyn Lugeba

Co-founder and CEO

GO1

Maelis Carraro

Managing Partner

Catalyst Fund

Leslie Ossete

Co-founder & COO

Mstudio

Aïssata Lam

Director General

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania

Tosin Eniolorunda

Co-founder and CEO

Moniepoint

Marcel Kasumauvich

Deputy CIO

Coinbase Asset Management

Romanna Dada

Head of Ventures

PwC

Noureddine Tayebi

CEO and Founder

Yassir

Renaud Glenisson

Regional CEO

Jumia

SUPERCHARGING A GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

AFRICA’S FUNDING FOR TECH STARTUPS GREW 6X TIMES
FASTER THAN THE GLOBAL AVERAGE

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    400 Most empowering startups

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    From 30 Countries

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    80% of startups are expecting to receive funding from investors following pitches

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    THE ONLY PLACE TO BE AMONG
    180 International Award-Winners featured at GITEX AFRICA

From unicorns and scale ups taking over the stage, to pitch competitions with 100,000 USD in prize money . The most influential players in the global startup ecosystem put their products in the spotlight, to gain access to world-class mentors, find investors and grow big. Fast-track your growth with the support of the global and regional accelerators & incubators, and build relationships with corporate buyers and government representatives.

AFRICA ROCKS

The African tech ecosystem has grown nearly 10x in transactions and funding amount in the last 3 years, making it a priority region for disruptive innovation.

  • Kenya
  • Egypt
  • USA
  • Japan
  • UAE
  • Morocco
 

Connect with 400+ Investors

From Pre-Seed to Growth stage, investors that attend are looking for the next big idea serving the African market.

Meet accelerators & incubators

Fast-track your growth with the support of the global and regional accelerators & incubators.

Network with corporates & government

Build relationships with corporate buyers and government representatives.

Find expert mentors

Get guidance, insights and advice from seasoned mentors.

 

FAST-TRACK STARTUP GROWTH

From unicorns and scale ups taking over the stage, to pitch competitions with 100,000 USD in prize money. The most influential players in the global startup ecosystem put their products in the spotlight, to gain access to world-class mentors, find investors and grow big. Fast-track your growth with the support of the global and regional accelerators & incubators, and build relationships with corporate buyers and government representatives.

 

GET MATCHED WITH INVESTORS

Investors and VCs will participate in the GITEX AFRICA Investor Meeting Programme during which, investors participate in vetted and curated 1-1 matchmaking with startups based on their investment criteria. As an exhibiting startup, you will get priority opportunity to be matched with participating investors.

 

STARTUP CONFERENCE STAGE

Global unicorns and soonicorns share their inspiring journeys as well as practical insights on unlocking the next growth stage for their businesses. Attend 50 hours of conference programmes among creators, inventors, peers, investors, and startups identifying how to breakthrough with their newest innovations.

 

PITCH FOR A SHARE OF THE $110,000 PRIZE POOL

Supernova is GITEX Africa’s flagship Pitch Competition which takes place annually. Competition is fierce with a larger number of startups participating from Africa and neighboring markets. Apply to compete in 6 categories, and stand a chance to win from a total prize pool of $110,000, which includes the grand prize of $50,000.

 

INSPIRING WORDS FROM THE COMMUNITY

WORLD’S MOST

PROMISING STARTUPS

A curated collection of tech disruptors, global and regional investors, accelerators & incubators, bridging the gap between modern day challenges and transformative future solutions.

AFRICA SMART HEALTH
Alendei
Aokumo
Colaninfotech
Defendis
Devgate
Digileo
Healthcluster
Launchese
Manageo
Nsayblik
Objectverse
Panelsemi
Planet Beyond
ProEmpresa
Semantictribe
Siastes
Straitpay
Terra Grow
Thatware