VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris on 16–18 May 2019.
From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.
The African continent has been transformed by tech – and it’s only the beginning. Africa-based startups have seen their funding increase nearly tenfold since 2012, according to a Partech Ventures study. And it won’t be long until these and other African startups, powered by “frugal innovation” and new business models, make their presence felt around the world. For the second year running, VivaTech looks beyond the buzz to focus on the challenges and opportunities for Africa’s entrepreneurs, investors, startups, and dynamic support structures. With country pavilions and more than 100 of the most promising African startups in attendance, our discussions will reveal opinions and insights from the government and private-sector leaders working to steer Africa forward into the fourth industrial revolution.