The growth of the African technology industry continues to intensify with $1.163 billion in equity raised last year and industry leaders are once again ready to connect to the third Africa Tech Summit in Kigali from 4 to 6 February 2020 to advance business and investment.
Following last year’s Africa Tech Summit (ATS), which brought together more than 500 decision-makers representing 345 companies from 45 countries, the 2020 edition will feature three components – The Money and Blockchain Summit, The Africa Start-up Summit and The Future Summit – that will foster interaction and future vision through Fintech; Blockchain; Start-ups; Crypto: Innovation: Payments and credit; IA; Mobility; Mobility; Cloud and IdO; Connectivity; Investment; Mobile and content; Technology and talent; Future trends; mCommerce; mHealth; EdTech; Drones; AgriTech; VR; Digital media; Legal, policy and regulatory technology and much more.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most dynamic destinations for FinTech’s investments. Last year, 210 African technology start-ups raised $334.5 million, according to a recent report. These increased funding levels are fuelling the growth of fintech companies in the areas of payments, credit, foreign exchange and cryptography, which challenge traditional banks in the digital space. The Money and Blockchain Summit will feature these industry leaders and share perspectives from across the African financial information technology landscape. Delegates will connect with payment platforms, banks, mobile money providers, encryption companies, mobile operators, investors, start-ups, regulators and industry players.
After last year’s successful edition, the Africa Start-up Summit powered by Disrupt Africa is back and is fully dedicated to connecting the African start-up ecosystem. Leading companies, hubs, investors and stakeholders will present keynote addresses, workshops and presentation sessions, while the 2020 Summit will include negotiating rooms to facilitate investment and business across the continent.
“We are delighted to be once again a partner of the Africa Tech Summit Kigali, to bring an exciting start-up flow to the continent’s advanced technology conference. We look forward to meeting African entrepreneurs and investors during this three-day event, which is full of interesting sessions and networking opportunities,” said Gabriella Mulligan, co-founder of Disrupt Africa.
The Future Summit will provide an overview of emerging technologies, solutions and opportunities across African mobile, digital, creative and technological landscapes with a series of conferences, panels and small group sessions of future thinkers.
Andrew Fassnidge, the founder of ATS, commented: “We are delighted to be back in Rwanda for the 3rd Africa Tech Summit Kigali, as the Summit continues to grow and attract industry leaders from across the continent. After the London and Shanghai ATSs we hosted earlier this year, we look forward to connecting international delegations and investors with African companies and business opportunities at our flagship summit in Kigali.”
The event brings together more than 600 leaders from across the African technology ecosystem, with three three-day summits, workshops, exhibitions, networks and celebrations. Super Early Billet tickets are on sale now for a limited time here.