Scaling Innovation for a Digital Africa


Wed, 26 Oct: 14:00 - 15:15 CAT

Free/Open to All


Main Building, The Auditorium



Session Description

A recent report suggests that 85% of economic growth is driven by innovation, however, creating innovative ideas is just the start. Once you have developed a concept, how do you scale a viable idea to create value? Start-ups in Africa are raising investment faster than ever before, reaching nearly $2 billion in the first quarter of 2022. Compared to last year, there’s been 2.5 times more funding raised as Africa, led by FinTech, and is fast becoming a global tech hub for digital innovation. Join us as we discuss successful use cases and how there is a need for collaboration between start-ups, investors and industry leaders to nurture and scale innovation to progress the regions digital ambitions.

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