Africa Tech Summit Kigali, has partnered Disrupt Africa to hold a two-day event to showcase the African startup ecosystem.

The Africa Startup Summit will be held Feb. 14-15 in Kigali, Rwanda, and will bring together stakeholders in the tech space, to explore the opportunities and challenges withing the ecosystem, while showcasing investment opportunities.

The Summit will focus on encouraging collaboration, with the aim of furthering the development of entrepreneurship in Africa and innovation ecosystem, while connecting investors, corporates and startups.

• Keynote speeches
• Interactive panel discussions
• Workshops
• Startup pitches
• Investor deal room
• Networking events
• An expo area for startups, investors, and those wishing to connect with the ecosystem will also be in operation throughout the event.

A pitching competition, with startups from across the continent selected to pitch in front of an audience of investors, potential partners and media, with prizes on offer will also be featured at the event.

Applications will open for this in due course.

Gabriella Mulligan, co-founder of Disrupt Africa says, “We’re very excited to announce we’ll be hosting the first Africa Startup Summit in Kigali in February.

Having spent the last four years working with so many amazing entrepreneurs, investors and enablers around Africa, we can’t wait to bring everyone together in one space and see the connections and magic happen.”

“The importance of personal networks, and making new connections is paramount in the startup and investment space.

“We look forward to providing an upbeat and relevant event to encourage collaboration and conversations across Africa’s ecosystems,” says Tom Jackson, co-founder of Disrupt Africa.

About Africa Tech Summit Kigali
The first Africa Tech Summit Kigali took place last year, with over 100 speakers.

It also brought together more than 400 decision makers to discuss the present and the future of the African tech scene.

The 2019 edition will feature the Future Summit and Creative Summit – running alongside the Startup Summit; providing a cross-sectional view of new technologies and opportunities across Africa.

By: ClaraDoku/