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Expo & Content Sessions: 12 - 14 Nov 2024
VIP & Partner Events: 11-14 Nov 2024
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town


The Home of African Founders

Empowering the start-up ecosystem to drive positive change

Empowering Start-Ups, Connecting Founders, Shaping Tomorrow

Building on the resounding success of its launch last year, AfricaIgnite returns as the flagship event for founders, investors, and key players in the tech ecosystem.

AfricaIgnite serves as the catalyst for driving positive change by supporting market access and investment opportunities for its burgeoning community of tech trailblazers.  

With over 1,000 start-ups and 150+ investors in attendance last year, AfricaIgnite 2024 is solidifying itself as the leading hub for the community to convene, network and learn from leaders shaping the future of the industry.

For Investors:

Investor Day

Investor Day

Investor Day, taking place on the pre-day of Africa Tech Festival is the perfect setting to meet fellow investors, discuss hot topics and trends in the ecosystem, concluding with a mixer between founders and investors.

Investor Concierge

Investor Concierge

Connect with start-ups, investors and corporates who match your objectives. Whether you just want to chat, find an investment, recruit talented people, or sell a service – you’ve come to the right place.

Investor Lounge

Investor Lounge

An exclusive space for entrepreneurs and investors to convene, build relationships and engage in powerful discussions.

VC/LP Masterclass Breakfast

VC/LP Masterclass Breakfast

AfricaIgnite will be hosting a VC/LP Masterclass breakfast to facilitate networking, tackle industry challenges and spark meaningful discussion.

For Founders:

Founder Day

Founder Day

Founder Day, taking place on the pre-day of Africa Tech Festival will be structured as a mentoring programme for founders to help them identify pain points, learn from experienced entrepreneurs and concluding with a mixer between founders & Investors.

Start-up Marketplace

Start-up Marketplace

Connect with start-ups, investors and corporates who match your objectives. Whether you just want to chat, find an investment, recruit talented people, or sell a service – you’ve come to the right place.

Founders' Academy Stage

Founders' Academy Stage

Hear from visionary speakers as they share their expertise and insights to build and scale your start-up to the next level.



AfricaIgnite's matchmaking programme offers founders a dedicated opportunity to connect with potential partners looking to invest in their industry.

AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition

Africa Tech Festival hosted a thrilling live pitch competition where the continent's most promising start-ups and scale-ups battled on stage in front of hundreds of start-ups, investors and tech leaders on 16 November.

Organised in partnership with Startup World Cup, powered by Pegasus, the winner, Deltascan, was crowned on stage and selected to join the Startup World Cup Final held in San Francisco in December 2023, and competed for the USD$1,000,000 investment.

Meet our 2023 Pitch Competition Finalists


AsaanaPay provides friction-less payments and encourages the cash-less shift irrespective of device type or channel. 


Get convenient hair and beauty appointments despite your busy schedule, making sure your life in the city is as smooth as it can get!


Bus54 is a mobility technology company providing a platform to aggregate intercity bus transportation in Africa, allowing passengers to search, compare, book, and manage their journeys online. 

Delta Scan

Delta Scan is a specialist engineering inspection, digitisation and BIM company founded by a team of professionals in the civil engineering, structural engineering and GIS industries.

Oneway Connect

Oneway Connect is a cutting-edge job matching and recruitment software prioritizing cultural alignment. Beyond traditional CVs, our platform evaluates capabilities and traits, fostering purposeful performers for businesses.

Ukwenza VR

Ukwenza VR is a social enterprise based in Kenya that focuses on creating educational Virtual Reality (VR) content to complement classroom learning and offer additional learning on social and environmental issues e.g. conservation and plastic pollution.

Bena Care

We are a social enterprise that delivers affordable clinical and supportive care to patients with life limiting illnesses at the comfort of their own homes.


Gradlinc enables credible, and credential verified graduates by bringing employers and graduates together.

Hippocampus Education

Hippocampus is an adaptive tutoring Facebook Messenger bot that provides differentiated instruction and instant feedback that is customized to meet each individual’s learning needs.

Kyanda Africa

With our cutting-edge neobank platform, we offer a wide range of financial services that are accessible, secure, and convenient. Our built-in infrastructure allows users to easily manage their money transfer, make payments, and pay for Bills, all in one place.

Africa Tech Festival in 2024