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We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Kenya to come and pitch at the AfricArena 2020 Summit in Cape Town. The Cape Town Summit will take place on November 24-25th.

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!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th October 2020 17:00 (EAT)
PITCH EVENT: 19th October 2020 17:00 (GMT+2)



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. 


pre-selection pitching session will take place virtually on 19th October 2020, 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 growting tech startups in Kenya.

Submission Requirements


For this challenge we will consider:

Startups based and/or operating in Kenya.


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


Required to apply

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th October 2020 17:00 (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 & accommodations (4 nights) to Cape Town

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

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

Ticket for the Bootcamp pre-Summit (workshops on specific themes with experts and professionals, networking, activities)

Pitch on AfricArena main stage