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Tech AFROBYTES, 4t​ h ​EDITION MAY 15, 2019 AT STATION F, PARIS

On May 15th 2019, Station F, the world’s largest startup campus, will host for the first time Afrobytes, an international marketplace that brings together innovative companies wishing to accelerate their strategy in African markets. 

Now in its fourth edition, Afrobytes brings together under the same roof, the best of the innovation ecosystems of English-speaking and French-speaking Africa, to exchange with actors from Europe, the United States and Asia. Since 2016, Afrobytes has hosted Global Tech giants including Paypal, Alibaba, Vodafone, Orange, Google, Facebook, Eutelsat, Kaspersky, SAP, and many more. 

They have built lasting strategic relationships under the coverage of international media such as The BBC, France 24, Quartz, TechCrunch, Black Enterprise, Forbes, TV5Monde, Les Echos, Le Figaro, broadcasting the work and influence of Afrobytes across the world. 

Six key African markets

Through its proprietary format, called “Pitch My Country”, Afrobytes will drill down into six key African markets, namely, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. These countries will be pitched by high-growth startups curated by Afrobytes’ local partners. 

Equally, the top 10 startups in French-speaking Africa from the World Bank’s all-new Africa Excelle program will benefit from this platform to raise funds from investors. 

This year, Afrobytes will present its very selctive 2019 cohort. The 2019 Cohort features:
– ​Authgate​, payment solutions coupling Fintech and IoT for businesses (South Africa)
– ​Zayride​, a future unicorn of intelligent transport on a market of 110 million inhabitants (Ethiopia) 

Founders Haweya Mohamed and Ammin Youssouf are pleased to announce that this year, Afrobytes joins Startup Sesame, the exclusive network of startup conferences in Europe, plugging into an ecosystem of the best European tech conferences, from Slush to TNW Conference, 4YFN, Hello Tomorrow, Pioneers and France Digitale. 

More than ever, Afrobytes is positioned as a strategic bridge between the stakeholders of the new African economy and the actors eager to address the needs of the world’s youngest, largest population, the continent of the future.

About Afrobytes 

Afrobytes launched in 2016 is a marketplace to accelerate synergies between the African tech industry and international communities, through a series of international events. The team is based at Station F, the world’s largest start-up campus, located in Paris. 

In 2018, Afrobytes’ founders Haweya Mohamed and Ammin Youssouf, featured in the Top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company Magazine and The 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine. 

Global tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Consensys, SAP, Kaspersky, LVMH, Kering, Orange, EutelSat, Sanofi, JCDecaux, Instagram, Alibaba and many more have joined our events to connect with the best tech talents and opportunities from Africa. 

www.afrobytes.com 

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