DON'T IMITATE, INNOVATE: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION IN DIGITAL AFRICA
In partnership with Africa’s leading accelerators and innovation hubs, the AHUB is the meeting place for Africa's start-up community; linking business ready entrepreneurs, developers and start-ups with accelerators, investors, VCs and business mentors.
What is the AHUB?
The AHUB will showcase talent, facilitate partnerships and encourage investment in a Africa's growing sector of ICT and web based start-ups who are aiming to become the leading SMEs of tomorrow.
How do investors think?
The AHUB enables entrepreneurs to share ideas, collaborate and connect with the most active and sophisticated VCs, funds and angel investors.
Position yourself at the forefront of innovation changing tomorrow
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.
Meeting service for Investors & VCs
For investors, funds, VCs and private equity partners, you are invited to attend the AHUB to meet with business ready start-ups and see the breakthrough innovations in Africa's tech ecosystem.
Make the most of your AfricaCom
Visit one of the many investor clinics, round table discussions or arrange informal meetings through the AfricaCom 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.
The AHUB start-up program
Are you an aspiring African start-up? Are you interested in meeting Africa's top investors? Do you want to position your brand in front of Africa's top technology companies?
Submit your application to the AHUB start-up program below
Great event, the team have done a great job too. Will definitely pursue further discussions with the Entrepreneurs. Well done.
The AHUB has been a most excellent and well run VIP area. The team have been most welcoming and well organised. Also the informal hospitality out of conference has been exceptional. Well done to the great team.
The team have been professional and pleasant to work with. I was impressed with the set up of meetings even if not all were able to make it. The AHUB space has been great and is an amazing space to have meetings and network with start-ups.
As a first timer to the event it was excellent meeting the new start-ups and getting information and ideas that are developing in Africa. Thanks to the team for their enthusiasm and for finding and connecting us to the start-ups and thank you AHUB for providing this platform. Looking forward to next year’s event.
Business Development Officer
The AHUB has been fantastic. It has been a good opportunity to meet start-ups. The team have been very helpful and have helped smooth out any issues as well as starting off the meeting on the right foot.
About XL Africa
For the first time ever, we have partnered with the XL Africa accelerator programme being run by the World Bank and VC4A. We will be welcoming start-ups from their portfolio into the AHUB and the top 5 will be doing live pitches on our stage. Over 900 start-ups applied to be part of this programme and we will have the top 20 present in the AHUB. More information about the start-ups is available here: https://www.xl-africa.com/xlportfolio/.
XL Africa is the first pan-African post accelerator program focused on supporting later stage digital startups. Through world-class mentoring, a tailored online curriculum and an intensive two week residency, XL Africa aims to help companies raise Series A investment.
The following 20 companies were selected from over 900 applications. A group of 20 investors was involved in the adjudication and interviews , ensuring that all the companies are scalable and investible businesses.
To meet the XL Africa cohort in person, please join XL Africa at the African Angel Investor Summit in Cape Town on 15 to 16 November 2017.