• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Unleashing the Potential of African Tech Startups: GITEX Africa 2024 set to Shine

BySamantha Jones

Mar 29, 2024
The Marrakech Global Innovation Summit

GITEX Africa 2024 is set to take place from 29 to 31 May in Marrakech, Morocco. This event aims to build on the success of its inaugural conference and exhibition last year, which attracted over 35,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors from 128 countries. With a focus on sectors like cloud and IoT, cybersecurity, digital health, future finances, consumer technology, telecoms, and AI, European startups should consider adding this event to their calendar.

African tech startups raised $6.5 billion in 2022, marking an 8% increase year-on-year. The African tech ecosystem is comparable to Europe in the early 2010s, with promising GDP growth forecasts attracting future investments from international players. European startups can leverage this momentum by attending GITEX Africa 2024 to network with professionals, meet potential investors, learn from industry experts, and connect with emerging talent.

GITEX Africa 2024 will host a startup competition with a $100,000 prize for entrepreneurs and founders who showcase their innovations. Attendees can also attend certified training courses on topics like generative AI, blockchain development, and data science applications to expand their skill sets and knowledge base.

The North Star Africa startup showcase at GITEX Africa 2024 will feature entrepreneurs and founders from the continent. Raz Bachar from Microsoft for Startups will be among the speakers alongside Maelis Carraro from Catalyst Fund and Tosin Eniolorunda from Moniepoint.

Moroccan startups like Maroc Data Centre, Zen Networks, Dataprotect and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) will also be present at the event demonstrating their advancements in technology and innovation.

GITEX Africa 2024 promises an exciting three days of networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry leaders while learning about the latest trends in the tech industry.

Overall GITEX Africa 2024 is a must-attend event for any European startup looking to expand their presence in Africa’s fast-growing tech ecosystem.

By Samantha Jones

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