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High-Impact Networking

Meet the people who matter to you

We’ve structured FinovateAfrica to make it easy for you to connect with the influential speakers, sponsors, and demoers that our events bring together. With lots of dedicated networking time and a smart matchmaking tool in our app, it’s never been easier to start a conversation with the right person.

Start networking before the event


We’ll open up the networking app well before you start to travel so you can create a profile and start getting to know your fellow attendees. You can even pre-arrange meetings with like-minded individuals to make sure that your networking starts on the right foot.

Efficiently connect with innovators


Finovate’s signature short-form, live-demo format makes it very easy to quickly see a large number of innovations - you can easily connect with innovators behind them afterwards. We break up the demos with lots of networking time so you can meet the people and companies that caught your interest.

How our matchmaking app helps you


As you fill out your attendee profile in our networking app, Brella, you’ll be able to select from a variety of attendee types and subject-matter interests. Our smart algorithm will search the attendees for you to suggest people you may want to connect with. If you see someone you’d like to meet, you reach out to them through the app to make contact or schedule a meeting in our dedicated meeting area.

Stick around for a drink


Prefer to network the old fashioned way? We’ve got you covered. Each day ends with a happy hour and networking session, where you can connect with demoers, sponsors. Drinks are on us!

Find like-minded attendees


The event breaks into multiple tracks, giving you a chance to dive deeper into topics that interest you most. You'll join like-minded attendees in your track, so save some business cards!

Follow up after the event


After the event, follow up with your new connections. If there's anyone you weren’t able to meet on site, you can still use Brella to connect with them. You'll also receive contact information for every presenting company, making it easy to connect with the innovators who caught your eye. Through Brella, you're able to go back to the office and show your boss a summary of who you met and what you spoke about.

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