Tour Challenge - AfricArena Tech Conference 2018

We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Mauritius to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town.

Mauritius Ecosystem Challenge

Submissions closed.




We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Mauritius to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 15 and 16. The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization. You already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from an international exposure? Come and apply!




A pre-selection pitching session will take place on May 2 at La Turbine Incubator (Moka, Mauritius). The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the Mauritius startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present. Pitches will be streamed live in front of international investors on the Euroquity platform. 



This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome. We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology                    2. Market & customer validation                                3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary. 


This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  • Mauritius : Entries have been closed


The French Tech Hubs are designed to bring together all French entrepreneurs and French startups abroad to accelerate their activity and give them visibility. They are open to any French-speaking professional living or working in the countries where the hubs are located, and invested in the life of French startups. The Maurius Island French Tech Hub is happy to partner with AfricArena 2018 to host a local ecosystem challenge. 



*For the five selected startups*

Meet key actors of the Mauritius startup ecosystem, investors and the AfricArena team


*For the winner*

Enter the next round of selection to  come to Cape Town in November. 


*For the five pre-selected startups*

Pitch in front of our judges in Mauritius

Get your pitch streamed on Euroquity

Selection Criteria


Startups from Mauritius only


Existing product/service, 
post-revenue, market/customer validation


1 short video: A presentation of your startup, including traction details (format: MPG, MPEG, MP4, MOV or link)
1 pitch deck: 8 slides max (format: PPT, PDF)

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