By Tom Jackson
Eleven companies from across the continent have been selected to pitch on stage to investors, corporates, media and other stakeholders at the second edition of the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month.
The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit, powered by Disrupt Africa, will take place at Africa Tech Summit Kigali on February 5-6, bringing together more than 600 stakeholders in the tech startup space across the continent to explore the opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing Africa’s abundant entrepreneurial talent.
The focus will be on encouraging collaboration, and creating connections between investors, corporates, stakeholders and startups. As part of this mission, applications were opened late last year to Pitch Live at the Africa Startup Summit, with chosen startups earning the chance to pitch before an audience of over 600 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media.
More than 100 applications were received from startups across the continent for the opportunity to take part. These have now been narrowed down to the chosen 11, hailing from six African countries and active in sectors such as ed-tech, fintech, prop-tech, agri-tech, recruitment and waste management.
Here is the full list of companies selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit: