Tech Day

Coming Sat: May 25, 2024


Pitch your startup to thousands of tech leaders and investors at regional and global competitions.


Top finalists will get an opportunity to pitch to a panel of leading global investors.


Work with industry leaders and experts who can help shape your startup for success.

Who is eligible to enter?

Africa Day Tech Competition is open to all product or service submissions based on a new
technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting
company that has potential address one of Africa Day Tech for Good categories.

Applicants must be legally incorporated – or registered – in an eligible country. The proposed business cannot be in violation of any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trade secrets. See the Official Rules for more details.
Africa Day Tech does not have any restrictions on current revenue level or capital raised to

All non-public information in submissions will be kept confidential and will only be shared in
compliance with Africa Day Tech’s privacy policy.

How competitors are evaluated?

ATD competitors will be evaluated by a team of highly experienced investors, entrepreneurs, and executives. Submissions will be judged based on their quality, ability to address the corresponding U.N. Sustainability Development Goals, and long-term viability. Each application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Team
  • Product/Service Innovation
  • Product Market Fit
  • Tech for Humanity and Impact on the sustainable Development Goals of both the product and the company’s operations

Evaluated Criteria

Startups will be judged on each of the following 4 criteria which will be scored from 1 (low) to 10

  • TEAM: Team’s credential and experience
  • Is the team uniquely qualified to build this startup?
  • Do they strongly understand their customers and their industry?
  • Do they have the determination and endurance to carry this through to completion?

PRODUCT/SERVICE INNOVATION: The level of innovation of the product or service

  • Is this a disruptive innovation that creates a new market and/or a new value- ecosystem that displaces or radically modernizes an existing industry?
  • Is it differentiated from competitive or substitute offerings?

PRODUCT MARKET FIT: Proof of commercial scalability and market size to support growth and profitability

  • Are targeted customers using/buying its product/service?
  • Can the startup show their product/service will scale enough in the addressable market for sufficient growth/profit to be an attractive investment?

TECH FOR HUMANITY: The degree and reach of impact on human and planetary health

  • Is this innovative product/service addressing a significant global challenge to society
    and/or the environment?
  • Can this startup’s product/service have a wide-reaching impact on same?


The Finalist Cohort will be invited to the virtual TWS Bootcamp and Global Finals in June to meet the VC and corporate executive evaluators, including ~50+ TWS Partners. Selected Finalists will also pitch to ATD judges at the Category Finals, who will select the winner of each Category and the winner of each Special Award.

ATD 2024 Global Finalists

Startups come from almost 100 countries for the chance to pitch at ATD. The BIPOC community is alive and very active. Their innovations could make the world a better place.

Applications are OPEN
Application deadline: April 15, 2024

Startups come from almost 100 countries for the chance to pitch at ATD. The BIPOC community is alive and very active. Their innovations could make the world a better place.

Application Open Now

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Judging Evaluation to select the top 8 pitching on stage: March 1 – April 15, 2024

Public Announcement of Top 8 Finalists: April 20, 2024

Private Pitch & Judges Deliberations to Select the Winner: May 3, 2024

Live Pitch Day & Announcement of Winner: May 25, 2024



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