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E-Commerce & Fintech: Flagship Category Of This 2024 Edition Of The Africatech Awards At Vivatech – Capsud.net

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E-Commerce & Fintech: Flagship Category Of This 2024 Edition Of The Africatech Awards At Vivatech – Capsud.net

PARIS, France, le 17 Avril, 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Viva Technology today announces the Top 45 startups selected for the third edition of the AfricaTech Awards, a pan-African initiative that identifies and supports innovative impact startups across the continent.

For the third consecutive year, the AfricaTech Awards aim to highlight innovative startups working for the development of the African continent in three categories: Climate Tech, Health Tech and FinTech. New this year, the FinTech category opens up to E-commerce, a sector which could create approximately 3 million jobs on the African continent by 2025.

It is among more than 310 applications that VivaTech and its Knowledge Partner, Deloitte, have selected the startups competing for the 2024 awards.

The E-commerce & FinTech category recorded the highest number of applications (148), followed by the Climate Tech category (86) and finally Health Tech (79). If the addition of E-commerce to the FinTech category has generated such enthusiasm, it is partly due to the weight that the sector tends to occupy in the coming years. Indeed, e-commerce in Africa should reach more than 83.5 million users by 2029, an increase of +56%.

Among the startups selected from this ranking, 42% of them are founded or co-founded by a woman and almost 90% have at least one woman on their board of directors.

Kenya, Nigeria et Egypt respectively occupy the podium of the countries with the highest participation rate among the 37 African countries represented. Note that this winning trio has occupied the first three places in this ranking since 2022.

“In this new selection of the AfricaTech Awards, Africa demonstrates all the richness and dynamism of its startup ecosystem and positions itself as the continent to follow for Tech and Digital innovation. Viva Technology is delighted to make this African reality known to the whole world and to connect it to the actors who will allow it to reach its full potential. This has been one of VivaTech’s commitments since its creation, and this year again it will be one of the key topics of our event” declared François Bitouzet, general manager of Viva Technology.

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Aymen Mtimet, Partner Advisory Afrique Francophone add “In a global context of slowing investment, African ecosystems continue to improve their global positions thanks in particular to the continent’s demographic dividend. 2024 will certainly be an exciting year thanks to the dynamics experienced by the continent, and the developments of new trends, particularly Deeptech and AI”

At the end of a second evaluation carried out by a panel of experts composed of C-Levels partners, investors and CEOs of incubators, the three best startups in each category will have the opportunity to participate in the 2024 edition of Viva Technology, which will take place from May 22 to 25 in Paris.

These startups were selected for the concrete impact that their activities have on society or the environment, the creation of remarkable innovation, the scalability of their business on the African market, and the creation of a diverse and experienced.

The winners will be rewarded during the AfricaTech Awards ceremony which will take place Friday May 24 in Stage 1 in the presence of Edouard Mendy, sponsor of this edition. Grand champion of the 2021 African Cup of Nations and elected best goalkeeper of the year in 2022, Edouard Mendy is also very committed to the development of the African tech market where he has already made some investments.

“I am deeply honored to support the AfricaTech Awards organized by VivaTech. Highlighting innovation and technology within the African continent is crucial for its development and global influence. As a patron, I am excited to contribute to this exciting initiative that celebrates Africa’s talent and potential in tech. Together, we can create a future where Africa positions itself as a leader in innovation, and I look forward to seeing the extraordinary achievements that will emerge from these awards. »Edward Mendy

The 45 startups selected for the rest of the competition (in alphabetical order)

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The top 15 startups in the E-commerce & FinTech category, sponsored by Airtel and Cassava Technologies, are:

agriBORA – Kenya

AgroCenta – Ghana

Chari – Morocco

Dojah – Nigeria

Futa – Cameroon

Happy Pay – South Africa

Inclusivity Solutions – South Africa

Jem – South Africa

permission – Kenya

Ozow – South Africa

PremierCredit – Zambia

Pricepally – Nigeria

SecondSTAX – Ghana

valU – Egypt

YMO – France / Guinea

The 15 best startups in the Climate Tech category are:

RubilabsVet (Agpreneur) – Nigeria

FLOEWS – Nigeria

Hysper Tech – Zambia

Immobazyme – South Africa

INNOVAHYPER Technologies – Rwanda

InterSIP International – Senegal

IPREN (Smart’O) – Niger

MazaoHub – Tanzania

Octavia Carbon – Kenya

Rethread Africa – Kenya

Schoolz – Egypt

Sensor Networks – South Africa

Solar Dev – Burkina Faso

SOSO CARE – Nigeria

Zebra CropBank – Nigeria

The 15 best startups in the Health Tech category are:

Health Record – Kenya

Bulamu Bridge AI (My FemiHub App) – Uganda

Pharmacy Africa – Nigeria

Healthtracka – Nigeria

Clinica (INFINITE) – Togo

Pharmacy Marts – Egypt

Remedial Health – Nigeria

Rology – Egypt

STAR UP LIVING AT HOME – Democratic Republic of Congo

SURGiA – Egypt

Thalia Psychotherapy – Kenya

TIBU Health – Kenya

UltraTeb – Egypt

Zencey – Ivory Coast

Zuri Health – Kenya

Distributed by African Media Agency pour Viva Tech


3 categories

Climate Tech, Health Tech, E-commerce & FinTech

313 applications

45 startups selected

3 winners announced at VivaTech on May 24 in Stage 1

Find the Top 45 list here

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About Viva Technology

VivaTech is an innovation accelerator that connects startups, technology leaders, large companies and investors responding to our world‘s biggest challenges.

Every year, VivaTech organizes the largest startup and tech event in Europe. For 4 days we bring together in Paris all the excitement of tech around the most disruptive subjects of the ecosystem and innovations presented in world premiere, thus becoming the unique place in which business and innovation intersect. The eighth edition of VivaTech will take place from May 22 to 25, 2024.

More information available at https://vivatechnology.com/media and @VivaTech.

Contacts Presse :

Publicis Consultants : [email protected]

Viva Technology: Léa Roos – [email protected] / Inès Vautier – [email protected]

About Deloitte French-speaking Africa

With more than 1,600 employees including 50 partners based in 12 offices in French-speaking Africa, Deloitte French-speaking Africa offers its clients local, tailor-made support thanks to its mastery of local issues. We have been operating for more than 30 years in 19 French-speaking African countries in North, West and Central Africa. Our consulting, Audit, Legal and Tax, Financial Advisory and Risk Advisory activities allow us to meet the expectations and needs of public and private stakeholders (Banks, Insurance, Telecom Media Technologies, Health, Consumer Business, etc.) .

Contact Presse :

Deloitte : Nadia Dussol – [email protected]

Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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