Africa Tech Festival announces finalists for the Start-Up World Cup
The top ten finalists in the AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition have been announced, and they will compete to represent the African continent in the Start-up World Cup on December 1st, this year.
The AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition Final will take place on November 16th during the Africa Tech Festival in Cape Town.
"We called for the continent's brightest, most inspiring founders to apply to help build the African innovation ecosystem, and they certainly delivered," said James Williams, senior director, events, Connecting Africa Informa Tech.
"It is therefore going to be no small task to select just one winner who will represent the continent at the Startup World Cup Final, held by Pegasus in San Francisco on 1st December."
Keshni Morar of Investable, an investor and AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition judge, urged competitors to come prepared.
"Like every other serious investor out there, I look for coherence between the pitch story and the data points," Morar said. "There's no way we can get involved if it's not there."
AsaanaPay, Tausi App, Bus54, Delta Scan, Oneway Connect, Ukwenza VR, Hippocampus Education, BenaCare, Gradlinc, and Kyanda Africa are the top 10 contenders for the AfricaIgnite Pitch Competition final.