AfriLabs: The largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centers has added 27 new hubs into her network thereby extending her reach into 6 countries; Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, and Botswana and 12 new cities making it a total of 158 Hubs in 45 African countries.
In Central Africa, AfriLabs has added Ocean Innovation Center in Cameroon while in West Africa, AfriLabs tops her already growing community with Roar Nigeria Hub, Ennovate Lab, Nicademia Hub, TVCLabs, and Devamplify Hub in Nigeria, Grassroots Hub in Ghana, Burkina Business Incubator in Burkina Faso, Incubateur Saboutech in Guinea and Mali Business Innovation and Incubation Center in Mali.
New East African additions include; Ndoto Hub and Smart Lab in Tanzania, FabLab Winam, Pangea Accelerator and Mt Kenya Hub in Kenya, Mauritius Business Network in Mauritius, Design Hub Kampala in Uganda, and HarHub in Somalia whilst Impact Hub Harare and Startup Bulawayo in Zimbabwe and Botswana Innovation Hub in Botswana tops the list for hubs in Southern African Region.
And finally to wrap up the list is GESR-MEK Cairo and Maamal for Development in Egypt, Le Wagon in Morocco, CoZi Coworking Cafe Djerba in Tunisia, Tatweer Research, Benghazi in Libya, and Ataka Hub in South Sudan for the Northern African Region.
“We are excited to have these new members join our ever-growing family as well as extending our reach to these new countries thereby bringing us closer to the goal of having our community span across all 55 African countries. We believe that in reaching this goal, we are moving closer to an integrated and prosperous continent fostered by open collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship driven by hubs and their communities across Africa,” said Anna Ekeledo, the Executive Director of AfriLabs.
“Being part of this community is an epitome of belonging to an African identity and resolve to change the destiny of our motherland together through nurturing entrepreneurship and common genius“- Soulamane KonKobo, the Founder of Burkina Business Incubator Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.