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15
Apr

AfricArena launches into 2019 Tour and Summit as the stage for Africa’s tech future

AfricArena, known as the stage for Africa’s tech future, launched into its third consecutive year after the high-impact raise of $2 million+ for startups during its 2018 campaign. During the 2018 AfricArena launch event, the AfricArena team predicted that the total investment in the African tech ecosystem would crack the $1 billion dollar mark. By the close of 2018, this prediction was realised with the total investment in African tech startups doubling and breaking through the billion-dollar ...

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24
Apr

AfricArena announces 2018 World Tour to Introduce Top Startup Talent to Global Investors

 Today AfricArena, in partnership with Wesgro & Silicon Cape, revealed they will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference for a 2nd consecutive year with their first ever “World Tour” scheduled for May. The announcement came at an official Press Conference hosted at the InvestSA One-Stop Shop in Cape Town hosted by Wesgro. Proceedings included a panel discussion on how to successfully do business in Africa. Panellists included: Christophe Viarnaud, founder of ...

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10
Apr

Air France strengthens support of tech innovation in Africa

French airline launches Joon, and confirms commitment to AfricArena 2018. Coinciding with the launch of their new, innovative airline, Joon, today Air France-KLM paid a visit to the French Tech South African Tech Labs in Century City, Cape Town where the leading French airline confirmed their commitment to African tech innovation by increasing its partnership in the AfricArena 2018 conference. The French South African Tech Labs is an incubator and accelerator for French and South African ...

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31
Mar

Methys leads the launch of Cape Town French Tech Hub

On Wednesday, March 16, the Cape Town French Tech Hub was officially launched at a cocktail dinner organized by the French Tech team, gathering both South African and French tech entrepreneurs and institutions.  On this occasion, key South African and French personalities expressed their welcoming of the initiative: Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France in South Africa Tim Harris, CEO Wesgro Daniel Guasco, Chairman of Silicon Cape Camille ...

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10
Feb

Methys proudly supports the launch of French Tech Cape Town

On January 28th of 2016, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron announced Cape Town, one of the most innovative hub in Africa, as one of the 6 new “French Tech Hubs”. Cape Town, South Africa therefore joins San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York or Hong Kong amongst the host of these Hubs, located at the heart of the most innovative cities in the world. “La French Tech” is a increasingly powerful force aggregating thousands of companies, ranging ...

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