'African Tech Summit Kigali' is where African TECH Connects

Africa Tech Summit Kigali on February 13th – 15th 2019, will once again provide unrivaled insight, networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who wants to do business in Africa.

'African Tech Summit Kigali' is where African TECH Connects
Africa Tech Summit Kigali | africatechsummit.com

The three day African Tech Summit will feature three tracks – The Future Summit, The Africa Start-up Summit and The Creative Summit.

Each will explore the latest trends, connect 400+ digital leaders, tech corporates, MNO’s, banks, investors, regulators, start-ups, creatives media and leading tech ventures from across Africa over an action-packed three days of insight, networking and entertainment.


Africa Tech Summit Kigali brings together leaders from the African ecosystem and international players under one roof.  Network with key stakeholders from the African tech ecosystem including banks, mobile operators, tech companies, investors and leading start-ups to driving business and investment over three days with multiple networking events.


Learn from 100 expert speakers and investors with passion, knowledge and experience from across Africa who share key insights, opportunities and trends from the African tech and investment ecosystem.

Previous speakers include IFC, EcoBank, Facebook, Draper Dark Flow, BK TecHouse, Andela,
BRCK, Yegomoto, Oracle, Liquid Telecom, AHL Venture Capital, Zipline, Taxify, World Wide Web
Foundation, Bank of Kigali, Gearbox, FabLab Rwanda, aKoma, IBM, Golix, DMM.HeHe, Jumia Foods, mSurvey, Lags Angels Network, Paystack, Bloomberg, Boomplay Music and many many more


Delegates connect with key stakeholders from across the African tech ecosystem including;

  • ICT ministries and government agencies
  • Leading investors, funds and VCs
  • Supranational investors
  • Leading tech companies and vendors
  • Mobile and telecoms ventures
  • Banking and fintech leaders
  • Content, media and entertainment companies
  • African start-ups
  • Businesses investing or expanding in Africa
  • International Trade bodies
  • Global media
  • Leading African scale-ups


Maximise your business and connections with African and international tech leaders in one place over three days in Rwanda, the new home of technology and innovation on the continent.


What to Expect

  • Future Summit

The Future Summit will deliver a cross-sectional view of new technologies, solutions and opportunities across the African mobile, digital and tech landscapes.  An array of keynotes, panels and breakout sessions from future thinkers, industry leaders and global corporates will provide a future line of site to drive business forward.

  • Africa Start-Up Summit
The Africa Start-Up Summit in partnership with Disrupt Africa will bring together stakeholders in the tech space across the continent to explore opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing investment opportunities.

The focus of the track will be on encouraging collaboration, with the aim of furthering the development of Africa’s vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem while connecting investors, corporates and startups.

  • Creative Summit
The Creative Summit will deliver spirited discussion and inspiration from creative innovators, thought leaders, and experts. This track will bring together key makers, marketers, communicators and creators who make content in a variety mediums and industries, for an itinerary of dynamic sessions.

Come be inspired and empowered by some of the most respected voices in the African creative industry on why it is an exciting time to work in content and storytelling. Conversations on how the creative ecosystem is critical in setting the agenda, values and vision for Africa going forward, and how collaborations on creative projects on digital and emerging tech platforms is a key enabler for Africa’s success. 

The summit will explore the constantly evolving world and work of African creatives, from conversational storytelling to data driven content creation.


'African Tech Summit Kigali' is where African TECH Connects
Kigali Convention Centre | africatechsummit.com

Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 will be hosted at the the Kigali Convention Centre, the first and largest Convention Centre in the region.

'African Tech Summit Kigali' is where African TECH Connects
Kigali Convention Centre | africatechsummit.com

The state of the art venue welcomes you to Rwanda’s capital city with sophistication and impeccable service, a first class venue for the 2nd annual Africa Tech Summit Kigali.  

Delegates receive preferential room rates at Radisson Blu Hotel adjacent to KCC.

Situated in the heart of the city with easy access to Kigali International Airport as well as corporate, government and diplomatic mission offices.

Getting to the Convention Centre is fast and convenient with its location just 5 km away from the city center and 5 km away from Kigali International Airport.


Africa Tech Summit Kigali and London brings together leaders from the African ecosystem and international players under one roof.  

Here is a selection of video highlights from previous delegates, speakers and sponsors

Start-up Rates

Africa Tech Summit welcomes all start-ups to attend with reduced startup rates covering the entire three days, conference sessions, workshops networking events and after party. 

There is also a dedicated startup expo packages with space and delegate passes, to showcase relevant products and services to over 400 delegates in the expo hall.

  • Pitch Live

Looking for funding, or the right partner to help your venture scale? 

Want to showcase your solution to the top investors, corporates, innovators and advisors in Africa and beyond? 


  • Startups must be African (have at least one African co-founder or headquartered in Africa); 
  • Less than five years old; 
  • Have at least a MVP ideally with existing traction; 
  • Have raised less than $1 million in external funding; and 
  • Have a current “ask”.


While applications are open to African tech startups hoping to Pitch Live on the main stage at the Africa Startup Summit 2019 in Kigali:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis.
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.
  • All applicants must be able to present in person at Africa Startup Summit in Kigali on February 13-15. 2019.
  • Travel and accommodation covered by startups.

How to Apply to PITCH

Applications are open until January 11th, 2019.

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