With the AfricaTech Awards ceremony scheduled to take place during the 2022 edition of VivaTechnology in Paris and online, this pan-African initiative shines a spotlight on the startups and founders making the strongest positive impact for African citizens and societies.
The awards are to identify and bring out the most promising startup solutions making a significant contribution to African growth across key sectors: Agriculture, Health, Finance, Energy, Retail, Education.
The AfricaTech Awards is more than a prize; it is a call to action – a 360º program taking place throughout the year in the run-up to the next edition of Viva Technology. The Awards provide many advantages such as speaking opportunities, visibility across media and among corporates and VCs, business opportunities, and mentoring during the year. Viva Technology is very proud to welcome the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as one of its main partners. In addition, the AfricaTech Awards Entrepreneur Webseries will be launched to inspire and create more opportunities. AfricaTech Awards Partners will be announced in Q4, including a leading international organization, global media partners, corporates & VCs.
Makhtar Diop, IFC’s Managing Director: “African innovators are changing their countries one start-up at a time and developing home grown solutions from fintech to edtech or healthtech. Yet over 80% of African startups report difficulties in accessing funding. To help bridge that funding gap, I am thrilled to join VivaTech today to announce IFC’s collaboration on the new Africa Tech Awards that will identify and foster Africa’s most promising and innovative tech entrepreneurs so they can receive financial support, mentoring opportunities and contacts with key investors.”