The growth of the African tech industry continues to intensify with US$1.163 billion in equity funding raised last year and industry leaders are again set to connect at the third Africa Tech Summit in Kigali on February 4th – 6th 2020 to drive business and investment forward.
Following on from last year’s Africa Tech Summit (ATS) which connected more than 500 decision-makers representing 345 companies from 45 countries, the 2020 edition will host three tracks – The Money and Blockchain Summit , The Africa Start-up Summit and The Future Summit which will drive interaction and a future line of sight across Fintech; Blockchain; Start-ups; Crypto: Innovation: Payments and Credit; AI; Mobility; Cloud and IoT; Connectivity; Investing; Mobile and Content; Tech & Talent; Future Trends; mCommerce; mHealth; EdTech; Drones; AgriTech; VR; Digital Media; Legal Tech, Policy and Regulation and much more.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing destinations for FinTech investment, last year saw 210 African tech startups raising $334.5 million according to a recent report. These increased funding levels are fueling the growth of fintech ventures in payments, credit , FX and crypto challenging traditional banks in the digital space. The Money and Blockchain Summit will showcase these industry leaders and share insights from across the African fintech landscape. Delegates will connect with payments platforms, banks, mobile money providers, blockchain & crypto ventures, mobile operators, investors, start-ups, regulators and industry stakeholders.
The Africa Start-up Summit powered by Disrupt Africa is back again after the success of last year’s edition, and is entirely dedicated to connecting the African start-up ecosystem. Leading ventures, hubs, investors and stakeholders will deliver keynotes, workshops and pitching sessions, the 2020 Summit will include deal rooms to facilitate investment and business across the continent.
“We’re delighted to partner Africa Tech Summit Kigali once again, to bring an exciting startup stream to the continent’s top tech conference. We look forward to connecting with Africa’s entrepreneurs and investors over the three-day event, filled with valuable sessions and networking opportunities,” said Gabriella Mulligan, co-founder of Disrupt Africa
Finally, the Future Summit will provide expert insights of emerging technologies, solutions and opportunities across the African mobile, digital, creative and tech landscapes with an array of keynotes, panels and breakout sessions from future thinkers.
Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of ATS commented ‘We are excited to be returning to Rwanda for the 3rd edition of Africa Tech Summit Kigali, as the Summit continues to expand and attract industry leaders from across the continent. Following ATS London and Shanghai which we hosted earlier this year, we are looking forward to also connect global delegations and investors with African ventures and business opportunities at our flagship Kigali Summit.”
The event connects over 600 leaders from across the African tech ecosystem, with three Summits, workshops, expo, networking and parties across three days. Super early bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time here.