About AfricaTech Awards
VivaTech, with support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards, a pan-African initiative developed to recognize and support impactful start-ups across three key sectors - Climate Tech, Health Tech and FinTech.
Tech start-ups can provide much-needed solutions to pressing global challenges, promote inclusion, and foster sustainable development. However, despite increasing interest from investors, start-ups across the continent too often struggle to find the capital they need to scale their innovations. The AfricaTech Awards aim to help create new market opportunities for emerging start-ups with great impact potential in Africa, catalyzing support and inspiring action from investors, policymakers, fellow entrepreneurs, and leading institutions in the tech space.
We act as a powerful global catalyst for digital transformation and start-up growth. Every year, VivaTech brings together in Paris and online the greatest business leaders, start-ups, investors, researchers and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society. The 6th edition of VivaTech is taking place 15-18 June 2022.
About International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Rewards for the Finalists
The top 9 start-ups (3 in each category) will receive:
- Join the event (flight, booth and passes)
- Pitch on stage on the AfricaTech Lab
- Take part in the official AfricaTech Awards ceremony
- Network with top corporate partners
- Pitch your start-up to top VC funds
- Refine your ideas with fellow entrepreneurs
- Get highlighted in the VivaTech program
- Get featured on social media and different media outlets
Rewards for Winners
The category winners will receive:
Introduction to the IFC Health Tech specialist and key industry players
Introduction to IFC FinTech investment team and IFC partner VC funds
The Multi-Category Sponsor
The Climate Tech Sponsor
The FinTech Sponsor