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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

Africa Tech Festival: the must-attend event for Africa's start-up founders & leaders

Join the premier gathering for startups ready to take their business to the next level!

AfricaIgnite (previously AHUB) is our anchor event that's dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs. Through a dedicated content track, networking opportunities and special features like pitch competitions, AfricaIgnite will enable you to share ideas, collaborate and connect with the most active and sophisticated VCs, funds and angel investors.

AfricaIgnite Features

AfricaIgnite Main Stage

How Africa’s next wave of visionary entrepreneurs are using tech to solve the continent’s biggest challenges

Founders Academy Stage

Dedicated to the practical topics critical to building and scaling an African start-up

Start-up Marketplace

Explore the stories and brands behind innovative founders at our marketplace of start-up pods from across geo, sector and industry

Live Pitch Showcase

Early-stage start-ups pitching and showcasing their business as part of Africa’s largest tech festival

Founders and Investor Day

An exclusive programme for founders and investors only to maximize networking and learning opportunities

Investor Lounge

An exclusive space for entrepreneurs and investors to convene, build relationships, and engage in meaningful discussion

Why you should attend

Connect with investors

Africa Tech Festival is a great place to meet potential investors who are interested in funding early-stage start-ups. Pitch in front of a board of investors in our pitch-off competition, and network at the AfricaIgnite, the dedicated stage and space for startups and investors.

Network with Industry Leaders

Connect with industry leaders, thought pioneers, and influential decision-makers shaping Africa's tech landscape. Africa Tech Festival is a great place to find partners who can help you grow your business. Whether you're looking for a co-founder, a technical partner, or a marketing partner, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

Gain Valuable Insights

Africa Tech Festival 2023 offers a comprehensive agenda that covers the latest trends, innovations, and investment opportunities in African tech. Stay ahead of the curve by gaining valuable insights from industry experts. Learn from their experience and get advice on how to grow your business.

Showcase your Solutions

Africa Tech Festival 2023 provides a prime opportunity to showcase your product or service to potential customers from across the continent. With over 12,000+ attendees from across Africa, and countless opportunities, including a dedicated startup track, pitch competition and demo zones.

Startups Who Attended in 2022

Rosemary Cumanzala


Zubo Trust

Attending Africa Tech Festival 2022 was an eye-opener for me. I was exposed to the 'real' world of ICT and its development in Africa and rubbed shoulders with highly profiled people I had never dreamt of. I will never forget the welcoming staff l met.