Viva Technology And IFC Launch Second Edition Of The AfricaTech Awards


Viva Technology, and the International Finance Corporation have launched the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards , a pan-African initiative that seeks to recognize and support the most innovative and impactful tech start-ups across the continent addressing key development challenges linked to climate change, health care, and financial inclusion.

The winners of the AfricaTech Awards will be announced at Viva Technology 2023 to be held from June 14-17 in Paris. Knowledge partner Deloitte will help shortlist the top 15 startups under each sector category. After a second round of review by the awards judging panel, the top three startups in each category will be invited to join Viva Technology in Paris and pitch their innovative solutions in front of a global audience of investors, government representatives, and top tech executives.

The inaugural edition of the awards launched last year attracted more than 300 applicants. WEEE Centre won the award in the climate tech category, Click2Sure in fintech, and Chefaa in health tech.

Viva Tech is the biggest start-up and tech event in Europe that is recognised worldwide as a powerful catalyst for business transformation, start-up growth and innovation for the common good.

Since 2016, VivaTech has brought together the world’s top business leaders, start-ups, investors, researchers and thinkers for a unique experience combining inspiration, networking and a showcase for innovation.

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. It works in more than 100 countries, using capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries.