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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

Start-Up of the Year Award

The Start-up of the Year Award recognises the most innovative start-up, that has showcased potential over the last year for high growth and purpose-driven impact.


Voting is now closed, best of luck to our finalists!

The winners will be unveiled at the exclusive drinks reception, taking place on Wednesday 9 November from 6-8pm at the CTICC.


Womenovate eliminates the barriers to innovation for Nigerian women by providing them with the resources to build amazing careers and businesses.

Womenovate is female focused online learning platform globally offering women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics) access to resources, training courses and Jobs from world-class universities and companies helping to close the gender gap/disparity and increase female participation in STEAM fields and sectors.

We are therefore closing gaps and eliminating barriers for Nigerian women in STEAM through normalization of both Education and Experience, opening them up to endless opportunities.

“At Womenovate, we understand that women are the core of the economic engine for any nation and economic loss from gender inequality is fast increasing globally- Motunrayo Opayinka, CVO and Founder of Womenovate


A mobile app that's the first of its kind in the motor industry, Carscan uses computer vision and machine learning to scan vehicle damages and provide real-time vehicle health condition and repair estimates.

Carscan is an Augmented Reality app powered by Artificial Intelligence that captures the accurate condition of a vehicle, detects damages, and generates competitive quotes to fix the damages.

The platform has been built by using years of experience in the automotive industry and is backed by world-class technology to provide accurate information in real-time thereby helping to provide accurate historical data on a vehicle, resulting in fewer inconsistencies and inaccurate information.

Sendoff Funeral App

Sendoff is a mobile and web platform digitizing the entire deathcare value chain and providing our users with convenience, information and a 10X better Customer eXperience for funeral related services. Sendoff solves the friction and painpoints around deathcare for late Gen Xers & Early Millennials (35-45).We provide a technology solution to allow people to "find anything funeral" on Sendoff and are completely changing the way people approach deathcare.

Sendoff began as an idea in 2019 after our Founder helped out with a funeral and thought....."There's GOT TO be a better way to do this"

There wasn’t.

So we built one.

We’ve created a trustable, repeatable and scalable way for people to manage an unavoidable life step in a sensitive, efficient and cost effective way. The same way that Uber disrupted transportation and AirBnb disrupted accommodation; Sendoff is fundamentally changing the deathcare space.