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The Founder Institute is thrilled to share that it will participate together with Climate Action Africa and IDEA Africa in the CAAF24 Deal Room. This event is part of the Climate Action Africa Forum (CAAF24), and it will take place on June 19 in The Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. 

The Deal Room is a strategic initiative designed to forge crucial connections between African climate tech startups and an elite group of investors and stakeholders aimed at accelerating innovative solutions for the continent’s green economy.

Andrew Crawford, Director of the Founder Institute, emphasized our pivotal role in the Deal Room: 

''The Founder Institute is immensely proud to support this platform that convenes the brightest minds and most passionate investors in the climate tech space. Our goal is to catalyze impactful investments that can propel these startups towards global success.''

In addition, Ifedy Eze, Executive Director of IDEA Africa, highlighted the potential of the Deal Room, stating, 

"This presents a golden opportunity for African entrepreneurs to showcase their solutions to a curated audience of investors who are eager to support and scale sustainable innovations."

Grace Oluchi, Executive Director of Climate Action Africa, shared her enthusiasm, too: "The Deal Room at CAAF24 is more than just a meeting place—it’s a launching pad for the next generation of climate solutions. We are excited to facilitate these critical connections that can lead to significant environmental and economic impacts across Africa.”

Applications for the CAAF24 Deal Room Are Now Open

Founders and innovators focused on emission reduction, energy, agriculture, transportation, the circular economy, and building and construction will have the unique opportunity to pitch directly to investors. 

This is not a typical pitch competition; it's a chance to engage in meaningful conversations that can lead to substantial investments. Participants will be able to showcase their solutions, at the 2024 Climate Action Africa Forum on June 19th in Lagos, Nigeria, an event that promises to be a milestone in advancing Africa's green economy.

The application period for a pitching session closes on June 2, 2024. 

Apply to pitch for investment here

A Gathering of Esteemed Investors

Investors participating in the Deal Room include the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), The Catalyst Fund, and the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), among others. Their presence underscores the significance of the event and the potential for substantial investment opportunities in climate solutions.

Event Details

  • Date: June 19-20, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days
  • Venue: Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Workshops: Participate in interactive sessions designed to foster innovation and collaboration.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow attendees, including policymakers, industry leaders, and climate advocates.
  • Exhibition: CAAF24 offers exhibition boots  to brands in Green Economy for an opportunity to stand out as leaders in the industry. Register Here:
  • Deal Room: Got an innovation Solution? Join other founders for a chance to get funded by our funding partners. Register here:
  • Event Schedule: Get hold of the schedule here: 

About Climate Action Africa

Climate Action Africa is dedicated to driving climate action and sustainability across the continent. Through partnerships and innovative initiatives like the Deal Room, it empowers communities, businesses, and governments to address climate challenges.

About IDEA Africa

IDEA Africa fosters entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa, helping unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs to drive sustainable economic growth.

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across more than 200 cities and programs in over 100 countries. It provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a step-by-step program to launch a startup, including mentorship, curriculum, and a global network of entrepreneurs.

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