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Welcome to our exclusive Africa Tech Festival Reports section, where you'll find in-depth industry analyses on critical topics such as cybersecurity, AI, startups, and more. Crafted exclusively by our expert team, these reports offer unique insights you won't find anywhere else.

Africa's Start-Up Ecosystem Outlook 2024

Unpack Africa's tech startup ecosystem's vibrant transformation in our 2024 analysis. Delve into investment shifts, sectoral growth, and the strategic evolution reshaping the future of technology and entrepreneurship across the continent.

Transformative Horizons Report: The Generative AI Revolution

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the role of generative AI in business is coming more prevelant. We explore the current market outlook, impact on industries and deployment use cases for generative AI in business.

The Role of Cybersecurity in Safeguarding Africa’s Digital Transformation Report

Deep dive into the accelerating digital landscape of Africa, underlining the critical role of cybersecurity in ensuring a resilient and secure digital future.

100 Most Influential African Leaders in Technology & Telecommunications 2023

Africa's talent is leading the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In this report, we highlight and honour 100 of the most influential leaders and innovators in the continent's tech and telecoms industries.

ARTICLES


Strategic Leadership in African Tech: Insights from Airbnb’s Velma Corcoran

In our latest interview with Leadership Council member Velma Corcoran from Airbnb, she shares her visionary insights on the future of African tech. From the transformative potential of AI to empowering tourism entrepreneurs, Velma offers a compelling look at what lies ahead for the continent's digital growth.

Navigating Challenges: Understanding the Decline in Investment for African Tech Startups

This article delves into the primary factors behind the recent funding slowdown across Africa's tech ecosystem and examines its impact on the industry, highlighting the adaptive strategies startups are employing to navigate these turbulent times.

A Glimpse into Start-Up Investment in African Tech in Q1 2024

In 2023, African tech startup investment mirrored a global slowdown due to rising interest rates, inflation, and geopolitical uncertainties, leading venture capitalists to favor established startups with proven models. Emerging Q1 2024 data highlights key trends shaping the current investment climate for African startups.

Case Study: Blockchain for Secure Transactions in Kenya

In May 2023, the Kenyan government and Venom Foundation launched an initiative to create a blockchain hub in Africa, aiming to drive innovation in sectors like finance, supply chain, agriculture, SMEs, and cross-border trade. The goal is to leverage blockchain technology for developing Web3 applications.

Investment Trends in Africa's Startup Ecosystem: Navigating the Shifts in 2023

Venture funding for African startups followed a bell curve, surging in 2021, peaking in 2022, and declining in 2023. Despite this, the African tech space remains resilient, with Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa as key investment hubs, and emerging hubs like the DRC indicating a shifting landscape.

Case Study: Morocco's Dynamic Cybersecurity Strategy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated Morocco's digital transformation, presenting both opportunities and challenges. This case study explores the impact of the pandemic on the country's cybersecurity landscape and subsequent legislative and strategic responses.

Meet the 2024 Leadership Council for Africa Tech Festival

The Africa Tech Festival proudly collaborates with esteemed business and technological visionaries from across the continent. Our Leadership Council ensures the event authentically reflects diverse perspectives, driving pioneering discussions and dynamic networking opportunities to advance digital progress in Africa. Join us in welcoming the 2024 Leadership Council!

PRESS RELEASES


Registration opens for Africa Tech Festival, Africa’s biggest technology innovation event

From startup founders to business leaders, policymakers, investors, and rising newcomers, the festival aims to build a more inclusive and sustainable world through technology.

VIDEOS


What brings our partners back to Africa Tech Festival each year?

Our partners return year after year, and it's easy to see why. With an inspiring speakers’ line-up, cutting-edge solutions, and unparalleled opportunities to connect with industry leaders, Africa Tech Festival is shaping the future of tech in Africa!

97% of exhibitors said they are likely to exhibit again this year.

Africa Tech Festival 2024 – Official Teaser Trailer

Back for its 27th edition, Africa's largest and most influential tech event returns in 2024! From exclusive insights into cutting-edge technologies to networking opportunities with industry leaders, Africa Tech Festival is your gateway to driving change in the digital landscape.

JUMO's Joe Mucheru on AI's role in fintech - Connecting Africa

JUMO President Joe Mucheru joined Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert for a video interview to talk about the fintech company's work across Africa and how it's using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide credit to millions of previously financially excluded Africans.