The African Tech Startup Forum

The African Tech Startup Forum

Deadline: 19th April 2024.

The African Tech Startup Forum is a Market Access and Acceleration Program designed to prepare, train, expose, and connect tech ventures with opportunities. The program takes place virtually and in-person, aiming to showcase the exceptional tech innovations emerging from Africa and provide them with the platform to thrive. Collaborating with experts from Africa and around the globe, will create an ecosystem that nurtures and boosts tech ventures.

The African Tech Startup ForumThe Africa Tech Startup Forum is funded by the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund through the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab. It serves as a dynamic hub for innovation, collaboration, and growth within the burgeoning tech landscape of the African continent.


Tech Ventures across all industries including ESOs (Accelerators and Incubators) and Startups:

The following countries are eligible to apply:

  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Rwanda
  • Egypt
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Ghana

Application Process

  • Create and record a 1-3 minute video introducing yourself, your business or project, and explaining what you hope to gain from participating in this program.
  • Upload your video as a private/unlisted video on YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Make sure the video is accessible to anyone with the link, and have the link ready for your application.


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