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VivaTech Organises AfricaTech Awards 2022 For Start Up(s)

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 the most innovative and impactful African startups across three key sectors – Climate Tech, Health Tech and FinTech.

Tech startups can provide much-needed solutions to pressing global challenges, promote inclusion, and foster sustainable development. However, despite increasing interest from investors, startups across the continent too often struggle to find the capital they need to scale their innovations.

The AfricaTech Awards aims to help create new market opportunities for emerging African startups, catalyzing support and inspiring action from investors, policymakers, fellow entrepreneurs, and leading institutions in the tech space.

Rewards For Finalists;

The top 9 finalists(3 in each category) will:

Take part in VivaTech

Meet key players to scale your business

Benefit from a strong visibility

Rewards for Winners

The category winners will receive:

Climate Tech Winner

Introduction to the IFC Climate Tech

Specialist and key industry players

Access to New Energy Nexus’ global clean energy ecosystem network and its local networks in Uganda and Nigeria

Health Tech Winner

Introduction to the IFC Health Tech specialist and key industry players

FinTech Winner

Introduction to IFC FinTech investment team and IFC partner VC funds

Eligibility Criteria

Startup based in Africa

Having a product/solution addressed to the African market

Having a scalable product/solution

Must have raised a minimum of $200K in capital but not more than $6M

Must address one of the following themes: Climate Tech, Health Tech or FinTech


Challenges Opening

March 7

Challenges End

March 25

Announcement of the top 45 startups (15 per category)

May 2

Announcement of the 9 finalists ( 3 in each category)

May 6

VivaTech Event (AfricaTech Award Ceremony)

June 15-18

Application Deadline

March 25, 2022

For information;

Visit the Official website of VivaTech AfricaTech Awards 2022

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