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We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Ivory Coast to represent their nation and eocystsem at the AfricArena 2020 Summit in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 9 and 10 2020. 

The selected startups will be flown and accommodated in Cape Town, take part in a series of workshops and showcase at the grand stage of the AfricArena Summit.

Do you already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from  international exposure? Come and apply!


This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome.

We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology

2. Market & customer validation

3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19th 2020 - 17:00 (GMT+2)

PITCH EVENT: October 22nd 2020.

pre-selection pitching session will take place online on the 22nd of October, as part of the AfricArena 2020 Tour. The event, as per all other AfricArena Tour events, will feature a panel discussion with key players of the local ecosystem, followed by presentations from the fastest growing local tech startups.

Submission Requirements


For this challenge we will consider:

Startups based and/or operating in Ivory Coast.


Required to apply

Pitch deck: 10 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19th 2020 (GMT+2)

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards


For the selected startup

Meet key stakeholders of the African startup ecosystem during our Summit and its side events (VC night, Innovation night)

Meet angel investors, VCs and CVCs during our VC night. Event limited to investors and entrepreneurs.

Connect with all the attendees of our Summit during our Innovation night party.


For the selected startup

Pitch at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town

Pitch in front of an international crowd of angel investors, VCs, executive corporates and other stakeholders from the tech space

Pitch in front of esteemed judges

Get your pitch live-streamed on Euroquity


For the selected startup

Return ticket & Accommodation to Cape Town

$10,000 AWS Credit + $5,000 Business Support

VIP entrances for your team (Summit, startup bootcamp, VC night, Innovation Party & others) 

Access to the Startup Bootcamp 

Pitch on AfricArena main stage