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We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Cape Town to come represent South Africa at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 24th & 25th.

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!

Pitch event: 8th of October 2020 - 3:30 pm SAST at Workshop17

Application deadline:October 2nd 2020 - 5:00 pm SAST


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

We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product

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. 


pre-selection pitching session will take place on the 8th of October, at 3:30 pm as part of the AfricArena 2020 Tour. The event 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 South Africa.


Existing product/service, post-revenue, market/customer validation


Required format:

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission:  October 2nd 2020 - 17:00 SAST

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards


For the selected startup

Meet key stakeholders of the African startup ecosystem


For the selected startup

Pitch in front of an international crowd composed of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and other innovation enablers.


VIP entrance & pitch slot to the Summit to showcase your business.

One ticket to participate in our startup Bootcamp.