Deadline: 25 March,  2022

VivaTech, with support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has announced a call for participation in the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards.

The event is a pan-African initiative developed to recognise 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 aim to help create new market opportunities for emerging African startups, catalysing support and inspiring action from investors, policymakers, fellow entrepreneurs, and leading institutions in the tech space.


  • 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
  • Introduction to the IFC health tech specialist and key industry players
  • Introduction to IFC FinTech investment team and IFC partner VC funds


  • Startup must be operating in Africa
  • Startup must have a scalable product/solution
  • Startup must have raised a minimum of $200,000 in capital but not more than $6,000,000
  • Startup must address one of the following themes: Climate Tech, Health Tech or FinTech

To enter and for more information, click here.

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