The annual Afrolynk global conference that will live-streamed this September 25th, 2020.
The annual Afrolynk conference is a premium platform that brings together the African and European startup ecosystems to highlight innovation and tech entrepreneurship in Africa.
As part of the Afrolynk 5th year anniversary, the conference is going global. The 2020 Global virtual conference will present the most inspiring speakers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.
“With the physical space no longer a boundary to what we can achieve, we will take the current challenges as an opportunity to reach a global audience and present some of the most inspiring speakers, entrepreneurs and change-makers through a virtual platform.” Says Kumbirai Chipadza, Ecosystems Manager Afrolynk.
Under the theme, THE FUTURE IS NOW the event will explore innovative solutions in the most critical sectors, ranging from healthcare, to agriculture, logistics, education and Fintech.
Speakers and panellists will discuss, share and showcase their expertise and knowledge in keynotes, panel discussions, pitches, exhibitions and presentation through our global networking platform.
During the conference participant will have the chance to attend interactive sessions, engage key stakeholders, entrepreneurs, corporate businesses, policymakers and investors to have an impactful B2B and fruitful matchmaking.
Furthermore, Afrolynk will stream parts of the sessions for free live to the global audience.
Afrolynk’s EU-Africa Week
This year’s conference is ushered in with the commencement of the Afrolynk’s EU-Africa Week.
The Week will start with a four-day B2B, matchmaking, exhibition and interactive training sessions for start-ups, SMEs and corporates from the 21st September 2020.
The goal is to provide advancement opportunities more partnerships, improve business visibility and build more collaborations using digital innovation together with experts and partners.
The 2020 program will also feature various satellite events both in Europe and Africa to gather stakeholders from the local ecosystem to become part of the global Afrolynk network (Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe).
Top 50 African Startups & Entrepreneurs
Together with partners, Afrolynk will announce the top 50 African Impact startups and entrepreneurs – 2020 (#Impactmakers2020) on the 25th of September to crown the Afrolynk Global virtual Conference 2020.
These are outstanding African startups and entrepreneurs contributing to the realization of the UN SDGs & AfDB’s High 5s on the African continent and beyond.
The announcement of the top 50 impact startups and entrepreneurs will be preceded by a public nomination, followed by jury review and ultimately voting.
The Afrolynk conference is supported by Microsoft and Microsoft 4 Afrika, German’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Greentec Capital, Westerwelle Foundation, BBC News, Deutsche Welle News and Founder360° among others.
You can register for the conference here.