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  The Africa Tech Startup Forum stands as a beacon for market access and acceleration, meticulously crafted to equip, educate, expose, and unite tech ventures with opportunities. This comprehensive program conducted both virtually and in person, is dedicated to spotlighting the remarkable technological innovations emanating from Africa and furnishing them with the necessary platform to flourish.
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Funded by the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund through the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, the Africa Tech Startup Forum is a vibrant nucleus for innovation, collaboration, and progress within Africa’s burgeoning tech sphere.

Program Overview

Central to the forum is the incubation program, a nurturing ecosystem tailored for early-stage tech startups. This initiative provides entrepreneurs with access to specialized resources, mentorship, and collaborative workspaces, fostering the evolution of groundbreaking ideas into tangible products and services.
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A pivotal component of the forum is the B2B matchmaking platform, facilitating strategic connections between startups and established enterprises. This platform cultivates a dynamic marketplace where innovative solutions intersect with industry demands, fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that propel economic growth and technological advancement. The forum also prioritizes investor sourcing, connecting promising startups with potential investors keen on supporting pioneering ventures. By bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors, the forum plays a pivotal role in securing the necessary funding for startups to scale their operations and bring their innovations to market.
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The Africa Tech Startup Forum welcomes tech ventures across all industries, encompassing ESOs (Accelerators and Incubators) and startups alike. While key industries for the program include AgriTech, FinTech, and HealthTech, startups from all other tech verticals are encouraged to apply. Each application will be meticulously evaluated based on the merit of the product. For startups eager to leverage this opportunity, applications can be submitted through the link HERE.
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This article was first published on 4th April 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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