VivaTech AfricaTech Awards

VivaTech AfricaTech Awards 2023 for Innovative African Startups

VivaTech and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have teamed up for the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards. This initiative aims to recognize and support innovative Africa-focused companies with disruptive solutions in the Climate tech, Health tech, and Fintech sectors. 

Tech entrepreneurs can provide vital solutions to major global challenges, while also driving economic growth and fostering sustainable development. Despite increasing interest from investors, startups in emerging markets often struggle to access the networks and capital they need to scale their business. 

Through the AfricaTech Awards, VivaTech and IFC aim to create new opportunities for tech companies that are having a transformational impact across Africa.

REWARDS FOR THE FINALISTS

The top 9 startups (3 in each category) will receive:

  • Fly to Paris and attend VivaTech
  • Meet key players to scale your business
  • Benefit from a strong visibility

REWARDS FOR THE WINNERS

The 3 winners (1 in each category) will receive:

  • Climate Tech: mentoring session with the founder of a unicorn company in IFC’s portfolio, Award from the sponsor of the category to be announced soon.
  • Health Tech: mentoring session with the founder of a unicorn company in IFC’s portfolio, Award from the sponsor of the category to be announced soon.
  • FinTech: mentoring session with the founder of a unicorn company in IFC’s portfolio, Award from the sponsor of the category to be announced soon.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Operating in Africa: majority of the team based in Africa and/or serving African markets
  • Having a solution or product addressing the African market
  • Must have raised a minimum of USD 200K and a maximum of USD 10M in capital
  • Must address one of the following themes: Climate Tech, Health Tech or FinTech

Check our list of monthly opportunities

Application Procedure

Deadline for application is 19 March 2023

Visit the VivaTech Challenge website to apply and for more details

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