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Festival: 14-18 November 2016
Exhibition: 15-17 November 2016

Main Ballroom, Cape Town International Convention Centre,
Cape Town


The AHUB 2016

Understand how the investor community thinks

The AHUB enables entrepreneurs to share ideas, collaborate and connect with the most active and sophisticated VCs, funds and angel investors. Whether it’s investment, visibility for your brand and start-up business, generating customers or close mentoring - the AHUB is an essential destination to expose tech or online business to an international community of established players.

Fundamentally you'll meet and hear from the right people in Africa's tech sector to monetise your business, retain customers and learn what investors want to see from entrepreneurs leading start-up businesses.

Position yourself at the forefront of innovation changing tomorrow

The AHUB brings together hundreds of business ready entrepreneurs to understand the latest technologies to serve their needs in scaling up and monetising - from a budding app or web business into an internationally recognised brand.  

This is the only event of scale in Africa presenting an opportunity to meet and connect with Africa's future SMEs and the online businesses of tomorrow.   

Identify the ideal companies in our pre-event networking tool, take advantage of our speed networking sessions with tech start-ups, and hear the latest opportunities in digital Africa in our AHUB and AfricaCom three day conference programmes.

Investor briefing day: capitalising in Africa's tech markets

If you are an investor, VC, fund, private equity partner or representative of any of these groups you are invited to attend the closed door investor briefing sessions at the AHUB.  

A range of activities will deliver value for time spent among these themes will cover market insight on broadband development in Africa's leading hubs; influencers and cultural nuances investing in Nigerian; curated meetings with the top AHUB entrepreneurs.

Leading Hub Sponsor

Host Country Partner


Start-ups Hosted


Brand new in 2015, the Ericsson AHUB was the essential destination for Africa's leading entrepreneur, tech start-up, venture capitalist and vendor communities. 

The event was a resounding success, attracting more than 1200 attendees and featuring a a jam-packed itinerary of insightful, future-forward content, partner-matching, pitch and win presentations, drinks parties and innovative collaborations. 

3 days of networking

Visit one of the many investor clinics, round table discussions or arrange informal meetings through the AHUB app.  

For sponsors and AHUB supporters a private 1-2-1 meeting service is available.

Social mixers take place every day for more informal networking where attendees can relax and network.

AfricaCom's wider programme of social activities reflects the convivial mood of the AHUB and participants are invited to check the full schedule for the week's activities which include a concert, awards gala dinner and much more.

50 + Speakers

Inspiring speakers and panelists from across the tech ecosystem including start ups, technology leaders, and investors will be gathering at the AHUB, giving you a complete picture of how to succeed and grow your business in 2017.

Get in touch to find out more about our speaking and pitching opportunities.

AHUB partners

Meet some of our 2015 AHUB partners and hear what they thought.

If you would like to be involved in this year's event, get in touch today! 

For Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities contact:

Becky Lyons T: +44 (0) 20 7017 4725 E: