AU Youth Start-Up programme

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The AU Youth Start-Up Programme is an initiative of the AU Commission implemented by AeTrade Group in collaboration with Afreximbank and their proud partners. The programme will provide a platform for youth start-ups and SME’s throughout Africa to gain support through capacity development and mentoring, networking, access to finance, supportive infrastructure, enabling policies and market linkages.

Nurturing the future of Trade in Africa

The programme will have a dedicated Pavilion for Youth Start-Ups in Africa to showcase their goods and services, and IATF2023 will provide opportunities for matchmaking with venture capitalists, entrepreneurship training, networking amongst the youth and other delegates at the IATF.

The 2021 initiative had an impressive 77 youth exhibitors participating at the event.

IATF2023 will bring together key

players from the following sectors:

  • Administration and Support Services
  • Agriculture / Agribusiness
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Automotive
  • Basic Metal Production
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clothing / Textiles
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries (Apparel / Arts / Fashion / Film / Music / Television)
  • Defence & Social Security
  • Diaspora
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air-condition Supply
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Services
  • Freight Forwarding
  • ICT
  • Health Services
  • ICT
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Natural Ingredients and Organic Products
  • Oil and Gas
  • Sports
  • Standards
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Youth Start-Ups

To enquire about participating in AU Youth Start-Ups, please contact:

(+27) 10 496 3500 customerservice@intrafricantradefair.com