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.
If you missed the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards, check out the winners and watch the replay!
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