SMEs and Ventures

Lots of exciting programs & events to check out this week on VC4A

VivaTech Challenges 2020
VivaTech is hosting a variety of startup challenges run by major international players in various sectors. Challenge accepted? A great showcasing opportunity at European’s largest tech event. More info & Apply
Digital Innovation Accelerator
A few days left to apply with your gender equality, EduTech or environmental climate action solution for sustainable development. Receive 6-month acceleration support and compete to win 15,000 Euro. More infor & Apply
TechPoint Build – Pitch Storm 2020
TechPoint Build is inviting early-stage ventures to pitch at the leading West African tech conference. 12 finalists battle for USD 10,000 in zero-equity prize money & to pitch to local and foreign investors on the main stage. More info & Apply
Africa Energy Indaba Conference 2020
The 12th Africa Energy Indaba Conference will debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation to meet the rapidly growing need across Africa. Learn more about the African market and prospective business opportunities and the impact of Industry 4.0 in the energy sector. More info & Register
Global Gathering 2020
To ‘Connect Science to Humanity’ the NEF event recognizes breakthroughs in science, responds to existing challenges & looks at future potential, with a spotlight on 15 of Africa’s top young scientists and 54 young STEM ambassadors. More info & Attend
Blockchain Africa Conference 2020
Under this year’s theme “Beyond the Hype”, the conference will showcase disruptive technologies and explore opportunities of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies for individuals, governments, start-ups, companies and institutions. More info & Register
African venture trends to watch in 2020
“While 2020 will bring new challenges and success stories, four trends are likely to define the African VC space: the continued dominance of fintech investments, the growing role of Chinese venture, the growth of gig economy platforms, and the imminent take-off of African creative industries[…]”– Guest article by Mobolaji Adeoye, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Consonance Investment Managers Read more

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