AfriLabs; the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs has admitted 28 new hubs to its membership. This takes the network from a membership of 174 hubs across 45 African countries to a total of 202 member hubs across 46 African countries.
The impact of AfriLabs in the African technology and innovation ecosystem has seen new hubs join the network from across the five African regions with 16 in West Africa, 1 in South Africa, 8 in East Africa, 2 in Central Africa and 1 in North Africa.
In West Africa, AfriLabs has admitted Mal Hub, Artificial Intelligence Hub, Trustee Sas, Startup Incubator Gambia, Witty Hub, Pandora Box, Build code Together, Recycle Up! Ghana, ZongoVation Hub, TechQuest STEM, The CANs, Clean Technology Hub, dHUB, Genesys Tech Hub, Plus Innovation Hub and Learn Factory.
New member hubs in East Africa include Makerere Innovation and Incubation Centre, Rafiki Social Vision, Koon-Space, Fie-Labs, ASKlabs, Iniciativa para Democracia e Cidadania, THub and Ehub. While Dreams•Hub and Beehive Incubator & Coworking are situated in the Central African region.
Parotech from Southern Africa and Flat6Labs from North Africa have also been admitted.
“This is an exciting time for Afrilabs. The constant growth of our network speaks to the importance of community for the technology and innovation ecosystems across Africa. We are particularly thrilled to welcome Equatorial Guinea which was previously not represented within our membership. Our Catalyst program, which increases the pool of capital available to promising African growth-stage entrepreneurs and our capacity building program, both of which were launched late last year, will ensure that we continue to offer value to our over 200 member hubs.”
Nekesa Were, Board Member, AfriLabs.
“We are very excited to be part of the AfriLabs network. We believe this partnership will create the necessary synergies to build the next generation of Dreamers.”
“Joining AfriLabs, it is my expectation to be connected to the African network entrepreneurship and furthermore, maximize opportunities and establish partnerships.”
Etelvino José Armando, Executive Director of IDC – Iniciativa para Democracia e Cidadania, Maputo/ Mozambique.