The SA Innovation Summit is the largest startup event in Africa. The Summit provides various platforms for developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating thought-leadership. We bring together top entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, policy makers and thought leaders to support startups and inspire sustained economic growth across Africa.

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INNOVATION SUMMIT 2021

September – Cape Town & Online

The SA Innovation Summit returned in September where we explored the biggest challenges, trends and opportunities within Africa with top industry experts and inspiring leaders. We moved around on the world map taking deep dives into how to do business in those countries and talking start-up acts, cross-continent collaboration and partnerships.

This three-day event explored the renewed urgency for accelerated innovation and economic transformation and the role of innovation, start-ups and investment within that. 

João Barreto

Head of Innovation & PMO: Nestlé

Tine Fisker Henriksen

Chair of the Advisory Committee: Green Outcomes Fund

Kayode Babarinde

Executive Director: Africa Blockchain Institute

Hilda Moraa

Founder & CEO: Pezesha

The tech entrepreneur is always at the heart of every Summit and one of our themes this year was the Founders Toolkit – a series of masterclasses and discussions to provide founders the skills and knowledge to help them set-up their businesses from idea to scale to exit.

The Founder’s Toolkit theme continues in the TechTribe Community. For the next couple of months, we are partnering with the likes of Amazon Web ServicesCycanE-residency Estonia,typeDEVHeadroom and many more to bring you a set of much-needed skills to help you navigate the fast-changing business landscape. Join us for masterclasses from digital tech to mental health in the TechTribe Community. 

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A LOOK BACK AT SAIS2021

We had an exciting first ever virtual Summit showcasing tech from different spheres of industry. In 2020 we went on-line and across the country and continent to find the most amazing tech and tech-enabled start-ups that are solving Africa’s problems. 

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