Silicon Cape and Le French Tech announce AfricArena innovation conference 

Silicon Cape
22 May 2017

AfricArena is a new platform which aims to connect investors from all over the world with startups from all over Africa and beyond. It was created following the joining of two powerful forces working in this space – Silicon Cape, the most dynamic tech innovation ecosystem on the African continent with nearly 25% of the 2016 early stage funding in Africa, and La French Tech, the ecosystem which is taking a commanding position in Europe and attracted more than €2 billion in early stage funding to France last year.

AfricArena will take place on November 6 and 7, 2017 at the Century City Conference Center. The objective of the event is to attract 500 delegates with a strong proportion of international visitors. The conference will host keynotes and panel discussions with top speakers from Europe and Africa, as well as numerous pitch battles to win investment opportunities from committed angel investors, VCs and private equity players. Several challenges taking place ahead of the conference will enable startups to win free access to compete during the event.

More information at

The conference is supported by numerous partners, such as SAVCA (South African Venture Capital Association) and Wesgro, and sponsors, including Air France.