An Arielle for Africa and Venture Cup China Initiative

The Africa Startup Summit 2022

On the 30th of June 2022 we showcased the best founders on the continent via this global stage to go on and compete in the USWC 2022 Global finals. 

The winner for 2021, a Zimbabwean student secured $100,000 in funding, this year we have submitted 3 startups for the finals. 

Aside from the Startup competition the Summit featured conversations around; 

-African MSME’s and SME’s accessing china as market for their products and services. 

-The China-Africa ecosystem for startup founders. 

-How African founders can tap into the continental and global markets. 

We received over 100 founder applications and shortlisted 20 for interviews and 12 pitched in the finals. 

Green

Green startups seek to leverage technology to create environmentally-friendly products and to encourage social good.

health 

Health startups seek to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of care, with the ability to increase the development and commercialization of medicinal products.


digital

A startup is called digital when its main assets are linked to technological investments. Digital Startups are contributing to and feeding off of technological changes at the same time.

social

A social startup is a newly established, market-oriented venture committed to solve cultural, environmental and/or social issues. Rather than being driven by profit, a social startup is committed instead to make the world a better place.

Watch ‘The Africa Startup Summit’

12 Founders from 8 African countries, PowerTalks and an amazing Panel. 

30th June 2022

This summit was co-hosted by Arielle for Africa and Venture Cup China. 

THE EVENT LAST YEAR – 2021

The Africa 
Regional
 
Competition – USWC 2021

We featured 10 founders across 7 African markets as we hosted the first Africa regional competition. The event hosted 13 nationals as speakers, founders and hosts. 

This year we are going for more impact, wider reach and the best founders Africa has to offer! 

Watch the event from last year below to see the finalists shortlisted for the global competition! 

MEET THE FOUNDERS WHO PITCHED THIS YEAR

The Africa Startup Summit 2022

MEET ALL THE FOUNDERS WHO PITCHED AT THE AFRICA STARTUP SUMMIT.

Arielle for Africa and Venture Cup China are proud to have presented these 12 founders representing 8 countries on the continent. 

Akinse Fela Buyi, founder of SALUBATA

Emeka Anyaorah, founder of PharmaServ Ltd

Menna Farouk, founder of Dosy

John Haule, founder of Swahilies

Mamadou Oury Diallo, founder of Sheba-Plastic

Tom Kinyanjui Njoroge, Co-Founder of Neural Labs Africa Innovation Hub 

Emmanuel Ogala, Co-Founder of Josplay Inc

Justine Akorfa Efua Dagadu, founder of Ishara

Michael Nyame, founder of Hypacart

Ronald Mugaiga, founder of Ecomak Recyclers

Golden Nhunhama, founder of eAgro

Maarufu Mashindo Muyaga, founder of Nderemo App

Watch the Summit on YouTube for the final results on selected winners.