The startup ecosystem in South Africa is gaining global attention as a leading hotspot on the continent with excellent major city universities providing the talent needed to start and grow quality startups.

South Africa has recently entered the Startup Blink top 50 ranking, identifying it as a country that is supporting and accelerating entrepreneurial innovation. Team Sweden is now offering you the opportunity to tap into the momentum.

On April 24-29, we will be hosting a tech delegation to Cape Town giving you:

  • A unique opportunity to explore business opportunities and build relationships with local stakeholders during matchmaking sessions, networking events and site visit                                                  
  • Inspiration to South Africa as a gateway to the continent and first-hand insights into Cape Town’s fast-growing tech scene    

The purpose of the delegation is to position Swedish entrepreneurs, companies, multipliers, and investors as tech trends and investments accelerate in the region. With hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into the startup ecosystem in South Africa, the time is ripe for established companies to reinvent and take advantage of their current foothold and for new entrants to use South Africa, with its unique network, talent, and funding, as a powerful entry point for scaling up their ideas in the region.

The tech delegation is jointly organised by Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden. Team Sweden helps Swedish companies identify and capture business opportunities in South Africa and prepare for growth in other African markets.

Read more about the delegation and register your intrest in participating here. 

Read more about the innovation ecosystem and technology trends in African markets, explore insights here