13-14 MARCH 2024

Start Scale Forum + Pitching and Investors Session

Wednesday, September 13

Plenary Session – Day 1

Location : Cape Town Convention Centre

Fee : USD25$

This is the main session on day 1 central to GEC+Africa attended by all participants and is a key focal point of planning efforts by all GEN countries. They include:

Start+Scale Forum:


This session is focused on efforts to start and scale new and young firms around the continent and is the primary focal point of the GEC+Africa for all audience types.

Pitching and Investor Session:


These are pitching sessions that happen in the exhibition venue. The sessions are made up of startups pitching their business plans to investors and GEN major strategic partners.

GEC+Africa Exhibition:


This is an exhibition that happens in the main venue. It is a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their business offerings, meet and network with delegates attending the conference.

Parallel Events:


These are side events that happen in the main venue. They are made up of breakout sessions; workshops, master classes and other meetings and events hosted by either the co-hosts or approved third parties.