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The AHUB: Unleashing the power of Africa's tech start-up ecosystem

In partnership with Africa’s leading accelerators and innovation hubs, the AHUB highlights the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa's digital economy and connecting African tech start-ups and scale-ups with investors and corporate partners.

What is the AHUB?

The AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy and connect African tech start-ups and scale-ups to investors and corporate partners.

Entrepreneurship as an engine for economic growth
Stimulating the development of Africa's tech start-up ecosystems
Tech start-ups tackling Africa's social, economic and environmental challenges
Investor insights: tips on standing out from the crowd
When David and Goliath collaborate: successful start-up and corporate partnerships
Ripe for disruption: what are the hottest sectors for tech-enabled investments?


The AHUB will enable you to share ideas, collaborate and connect with the most active and sophisticated VCs, funds and angel investors.

Understand how the investor community thinks, and what they want to see from start-ups

Amplify your value proposition with media engagement tips and tricks designed for African start-ups

Hear from female entrepreneurs who have launched and scaled up their tech start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa

Create a launch pad for success. Explore the key elements of a winning team to grow your start-up

Find out why tech start-ups should partner with mobile network operators in Africa

Learn more about the start-up ecosystem in Africa, and where the risks and opportunities lie


We are inviting all investors, funds, VCs and private equity partners to attend the AHUB. You'll meet business ready start-ups and explore the breakthrough innovations in Africa's tech ecosystem.

Listen to live pitches from the most exciting start-ups on the continent

Showcase your company's innovation and entrepreneurship credentials

Attend our 'sector snapshot' sessions, and find out more about the latest innovations in fintech, blockchain, AI and more

Capitalise on Africa's rapidly expanding tech markets. Find start-ups and SME's to mentor, invest in, or acquire

Visit country pavilions and meet their newest tech innovators

Think outside the box: Find out how to spot new opportunities in an age of digital disruption