The largest, most influential tech event of Africa has returned. From November 13-16, Cape Town in South Africa is your gateway to the future as the legislative capital of South Africa hosts the jam-packed, energy-filled Africa Tech Festival.
Innovation and inspiration converge at the event to shape the future of Africa’s tech landscape. The Africa Tech Festival brings together tens of thousands of government officials, business leaders, tech experts and investors, giving shape to a supercharged programme.
AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition
The event offers a perfect balance of business opportunities, future-focused content and true festival fun that will help you power the continent’s digital transformation. It delves into connectivity, digital inclusion, enterprise transformation and emerging technologies.
The Africa Tech Festival features three main anchor events – AfricaCom, AfricaTech and the AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition. The thrilling live pitch competition on November 16 will showcase promising start-ups and scale-ups battle in front of investors and tech leaders.
Organised in partnership with Startup World Cup, powered by Pegasus, the winner – besides personalised feedback and mentoring, and PR and marketing opportunities – will be allowed to attend the Startup World Cup final in San Francisco on December 1.
Continental Digital Connectivity
Speaking at a ministerial forum on the sidelines of the festival, Philemon Mapulane, the deputy minister of communications and digital technologies of South Africa, highlighted the collaboration with Huawei, stressing the importance of international partnerships.
Underscoring recent successes, Chen Lei, president of Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Region, asked countries to “bear in mind coverage gaps still remain in the continent,” noting the need to cover more people through various connectivity technologies such as 4G and 5G.