IFC and Viva Technology have announced the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards, an initiative to spotlight Africa-focused companies with innovative solutions addressing key development challenges linked to climate change, healthcare, and financial inclusion.
The 2023 AfricaTech Awards are part of IFC’s strategy to support tech ecosystems in emerging markets by providing startups with the capital, market expertise, and networks they need to scale.
Knowledge partner Deloitte will help shortlist the top 15 startups under each sector category. After a second round of review by the awards judging panel, the top three startups in each category will be invited to join Viva Technology in Paris, France in June, and pitch their innovative solutions in front of a global audience of investors, government representatives, and top tech executives.
Founders are invited to apply for the awards in three categories – climate tech, fintech, and health-tech – on the awards’ website before March 12.