ANIMA, DiafrikInvest and THE NEXT SOCIETY at the Startup AFRICA SUMMIT 2020


For the 3rd consecutive year, the ANIMA network was partner of the Startup AFRICA SUMMIT, organised by StartUp Morocco, a flagship event of the international programmes DiafrikInvest and THE NEXT SOCIETY, co-financed by the European Union.

It aimed to bring together, in an inspiring setting, startups, investors, experts and leaders from the innovation ecosystems of Europe and MENA region, Senegal, Cameroon and the African Diaspora in Europe, to work on the topics of internationalisation in Africa, and to discuss business and investment opportunities.

The 2020 edition of Startup AFRICA SUMMIT, held from 13 to 15 February 2022 in Rabat, Morocco, hosted entrepreneurs from DiafrikInvest and THE NEXT SOCIETY, as well as mentors in a networking environment that allowed them to explore African markets, share experiences and foster investment and collaboration opportunities.


A dedicated forum focused on exploring opportunities in Africa


Startup AFRICA SUMMIT is an international event of reference of the African startup scene, a high place of exchange on the challenges and opportunities for the development of African entrepreneurial ecosystems.


During these 3 days, participants benefited from conferences, workshops and B2B sessions, focused on networking, exchange of experiences and intensive learning of the codes of entrepreneurship in Africa. Through plenary conferences, coaching and mentoring sessions led by some of the most influential international personalities in the startup world, whose expertise of the African continent is a major asset, the startups present were able to develop their skills while creating new and timely contacts.


SAS 2020 also hosted a workshop for Business Angels, which has been organised by MedAngels, the first network of Business Angels across all Mediterranean countries that aims to facilitate cross-border investment among network members.


Programme of the event

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