African Tech Summit (ATS) 2024 Nairobi Edition Highlights

Are you curious about the electrifying events that unfolded at this year's African Tech Summit? Well, sit back and relax because we've got you covered.

African Tech Summit Behind the Scenes

The 6th African Tech Summit of 2024 was nothing short of spectacular, brimming with excitement and activities that left attendees buzzing with inspiration. For those unacquainted with this extraordinary gathering, picture tech leaders from across Africa and beyond converging under one roof, mingling with international players, industry giants, and visionary startups. 

It’s the epitome of tech excellence, and just like its predecessors, this year’s summit was a sold-out affair, drawing enthusiasts from far and wide.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Nairobi, Kenya, the heart of African innovation, the summit unfolded on February 14th and 15th, 2024, at the esteemed Sarit Centre Expo. 

Sponsored by Raenest, the event served as a melting pot of ideas, connecting over 1000 luminaries, investors, and startups from across the African tech landscape. In a remarkable showcase of African ingenuity and resilience, the summit unveiled 10 tech ventures poised to reshape the continent’s tech landscape.

These ventures, spanning fintech, agri-tech, e-commerce, Web3, and climate-tech, captivated the audience with their innovative solutions and ambitious visions for the future. Against the backdrop of decreased funding for African startups in 2023, the showcase served as a beacon of hope, fostering connections and catalyzing investments to fuel innovation and growth throughout the continent.

Yogupay proudly stood among the sponsors, with our dedicated team on the ground, offering a glimpse behind the curtains of our brand.

Among our esteemed representatives were (From left to right)  Peter Mungla, Lynnet Mutai, and Valentine Njuguna from our sister company, Enovepay – a beacon of excellence in payment processing across 33+ countries in Africa and Latin America.

African Tech Summit

The summit’s agenda was as diverse as it was engaging, featuring four tracks: the Africa Money & DeFi Summit, the Africa Climate Tech & Investment Summit, the Africa Startup Summit, and The Africa Mobile & App Summit. Each track fostered interaction, insight, and foresight, driving discussions on the most pressing topics shaping Africa’s tech future.

African Tech Summit

From riveting fireside chats to thought-provoking panel discussions and enlightening masterclass sessions, the summit offered a platform for knowledge exchange and exclusive networking opportunities. With over 1300 delegates and 729 companies from 59 countries in attendance, it solidified its position as one of the industry’s largest and most dynamic gatherings.

African Tech Summit

A standout moment for us was witnessing our very own Zawadi Bushoki shine on the panel discussing “Scaling Across Financial Borders.” 

The discourse illuminated Africa’s strides in regional integration, economic cooperation, and technological innovation, particularly in digital payments and financial inclusion.

The widespread adoption of digital payment methods has reshaped the payment landscape globally, with Africa spearheading this transformative change. 

By forging partnerships with non-financial businesses, the concept of embedded finance emerges as a powerful tool in expanding payment reach and accessibility.

Embedded finance goes beyond mere transactions; it champions financial inclusion by extending services to underrepresented and underserved individuals through platforms they already engage with. 

This innovative approach not only empowers individuals with greater financial autonomy but also fosters inclusivity by bridging the gap for those with limited access to traditional banking services. In essence, embedded finance serves as a beacon of opportunity, illuminating pathways to financial empowerment for all.

But amidst the serious discussions and strategic collaborations, the summit knew how to strike the perfect balance. As dusk settled, the atmosphere transformed, giving way to an electrifying after-party that pulsated with energy and excitement. 

It was an unforgettable soirée, where memories were made and bonds were forged, leaving attendees eagerly anticipating the next installment.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, the 2024 African Tech Summit was more than just a gathering; it was a celebration of Africa’s tech prowess and a testament to its boundless potential. As we reflect on the electrifying events that transpired, we’re reminded that the future of African tech is brighter than ever before, and the possibilities are endless.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to ride the wave of innovation and chart new frontiers in the realm of technology.

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