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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Elevating Founders X AHUB

Elevating Founders Africa Pitch Showcase

In partnership with Elevating Founders

About the pitch showcase

Elevating Founders Africa is a free to apply pitch-off showcase, part of the AHUB and organised in partnership with Elevating Founders, where you can hear from the most innovative and pioneering start-ups from across the African continent!

Interested in taking part? Applications open close to the event and it is an opportunity for founders to demo their early-stage business products and solutions in front of thousands of attendees! Benefits include:

  • A live pitch-off in front of influential industry leaders and investors.
  • A free exhibition pod to showcase your solutions in front of thousands of visitors
  • A 1-2-1 personalised feedback and mentoring from our expert judges.
  • Access to Africa Tech Festival's premium content and legendary party, the AFEST
  • Fantastic PR and Marketing opportunities



  • Applications close on Friday 7th of October
  • If you're selected for the pitch-off, our team will contact you to provide more details
  • The pitch-off showcase will take on 8-9 November as part of AHUB platform


  • General information about your early-stage business.
  • A word description to share with our judges and investors
  • Your company logo
  • A 3 minute pitch video


Application criiteria will slightly change whether you're a start-up or a scale-up. So keep the below information in mind when starting your application.


  • Seed funding under £5 million (or local equivalent)
  • 1 - 10 employees
  • Under 3 years in business
  • Africa based


  • Series A funding under £15 million (or local equivalent)
  • 10+ employees
  • 20% YOY revenue growth over 3 years
  • Africa Based


Spinning out of London Tech Week and Founders Forum, Elevating Founders is on a mission to empower future & early-stage founders focused on solving the world's biggest challenges.

Through our global programme, we create powerful connections between high potential start-ups and scale-ups with curated investors and VCs across the world's leading tech festivals, including London Tech Week, Asia Tech X and Africa Tech Festival.