Supporting African startups to showcase, raise funding and scale internationally
AfricArise is a virtual Pan African startup investor network platform that connects startups and investors. It’s an annual program aimed at supporting startups to scale internationally through mentorship, webinars, coaching and investment deal support.
The program is dedicated to AfricArena alumni for a fee. AfricArena is an African tech accelerator that runs Corporate Open Innovation challenges throughout the African continent. While executing these challenges, we aim to foster the African tech environment by producing a range of events that connect entrepreneurs, investors and corporations and other key stakeholders. The program is powered by Methys and partners.
We provide a platform that fosters bright and forward-thinking minds to network, get inspired, and get discovered on a global stage.
Our Alumni have raised to date over $350M+
Helping Startups scale through curated open innovation challenges, $25k+ AWS credits, and other valuable resources
With our network of exclusive benefits, valued at $35 000, you scale your business internationally.
AfricArena Wired membership
A curated community and knowledge base that connects African tech
10 hours free Digital platform consulting with discounted rates on any digital platform design and development required.
2-day programs held across Africa, that fast tracks founder knowledge in key areas that are often overlooked.
Investment Deal Support
Qualified investor introduction and support.
Showcase at AfricArena regional Summits
Pitch your Startup in front of Investors and Corporates on a global stage
Monthly knowledge sessions webinars conducted by industry expects
Track you progress
A dedicated program manager will assess your progress and help you fast track your performance.
AfricArena Tour Travel
Up to $1000 in travel and accommodation covered to attend the AfricArena events
Amazon Web Services Credit
$25 000 credit of Amazon Web Services, hosting ad business support.
12 hours of mentorship credits for monthly sessions with an expert mentor to help you scale your business.
Brand Amplification & Media Support
Leverage on our media presence and networks to amplify your Brand
Direct investment opportunities
AfricArise can make $15k - $50k direct investment in your Startup
Limited Program Capacity - 80 Startups
This package provides you with access to Africa’s leading pitch events, including one regional Summit and – for startups selected – the Grand Summit in Cape Town. Participation includes access to a Bootcamp focused on startup collaboration, technology and how to prepare for deal transactions with investors. The package includes up to $1,000 of flight, accommodation and other benefits.
In addition to all the benefits of Rise package, this offer is specifically geared towards active support to your fundraising process. It includes a personalized mentoring, qualified investors intro and active support from the AfricArise team to close your Pre-Seed, Seed or Series A round.
This ultimate package includes it all, and in particular access to AfricArena showcase Tour events, such as Viva AfricArena events in Paris. Combined with custom designed learning expeditions, the program includes specific support to assist with scaling your venture, and accessing our corporate and media network across Africa and beyond, and specific support to ensure you get maximum amplification of your story.
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