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Unleashing the Power of East Africa’s Tech Start-Up Ecosystem

AHUB East is back for East Africa Com 2020, offering dedicated conference content and networking space for start-ups, investors, MNOs and corporates interested in partnerships and collaboration.

AHUB East is our startup feature at East Africa Com, for you to meet with inspiring, innovative tech-fueled startups disrupting the African TMT industry.

Africa has seen a rapid increase in it's tech startup culture over the past 5 years, as technology continues to become increasingly accessible and with it, increasingly less expensive.

The region's tech startup culture is growing at a fast rate, with a number of sectors experiencing significant growth in 2018, most notably transport and mobility which saw startups raise a combined US$34.5 million, up 2,640% year-on-year. Logistics also saw impressive growth -- up almost 400% to $19 million -- while there were also notable returns for agri-tech and health-tech. 

Venture funding has followed this growth, with Kenya in particular seeing $147MM in startup funding.

Want to meet African start-ups, investors, MNOs and corporates interested in partnerships and collaboration? Make sure you're at AHUB East!

AHUB East Partners

Showcasing talent, igniting new partnerships and encouraging investment

Fuelling innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
African tech start-up trends and funding activity
Thinking outside the box and spotting new opportunities in an age of digital disruption
Getting to grips with the mindset of tech investors in Africa
The role of corporates in supporting African tech entrepreneurs
Tech start-up partnerships with MNOs and other large corporates

Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

The Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition saw a selection of top tech start-ups pitch their innovative solutions live on stage at East Africa Com 2018 in Nairobi in May. Read all about the startups who took part here!

We're proud to announce Kenyan agri-tech startup Taimba was named the winner of the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition in Nairobi! Read all about their win here.

Taimba received:

  • An all expenses paid trip to Cape Town to pitch to investors at the AHUB start-up event at AfricaCom
  • A one-on-one investor meeting with Gugu; a marketing package worth US$500 from Disrupt Africa 
  • Media package including sponsored press release and banner advertising from Disrupt Africa
  • Free membership of co-working space Nairobi Garage's Club Space on Ngong Road, Nairobi

Who will you meet at AHUB East?