AfriLabs is dedicated to fostering robust African Innovation and digital economies in Africa, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With the addition of a new country, the Kingdom of Eswatini, and five new cities – Matsapha, Zanzibar, Baidoa, Ota, and Musanze – to the AfriLabs community, the largest pan-African association of innovation enablers is set to increase its reach.
Novation City in North Africa, Privilege Access and Eureka Geo in Central Africa, Cube Zanzibar, Thousand Hills Hub, Somaliland Innovation Zone (SIZ), Southwest Innovation Hub, and Kabarak University Innovation and Business Incubation Center in East Africa, and Moolu Venture Lab, The Stalwart Hub, Platinum Hub, Ubulu Africa, Hebron Startup Lab, WAN-Hive Ghana, Green Tech Innovation, and Royal Science and Technology Park-Business Incubator (RSTP) in West and South Africa have all joined the AfriLabs association of hubs. These additions will strengthen AfriLabs’ efforts to achieve a digitalized Africa by 2030, as they continue to connect their hub members to a network of other stakeholders, lead innovation policy advocacy, and increase their capabilities through funding, collaborations, and knowledge sharing. The big picture for AfriLabs is to improve the local African innovation ecosystems by providing better support for the creation of investment-worthy digital startups and businesses.
AfriLabs’ Director of Community, Mayssa Mrabet, is optimistic about the impact the association’s continuous expansion will have on Africa’s innovation and digital sector. “AfriLabs will continue nurturing, supporting, and celebrating innovative ecosystems across the continent.”
But it’s not just the AfriLabs secretariat who are excited. The recent additions to the AfriLabs community are thrilled to be a part of this growing network. “Becoming a member of AfriLabs is a unique chance for us to be part of the African digital ecosystem and access numerous opportunities,” says Mely Monique, the Founder and CEO of Eureka Geo in Cameroon. Said Suleiman, Co-founder and Director of Cube Zanzibar, Tanzania, agrees. “This partnership amplifies our impact, aligning our island’s unique strengths with AfriLabs’ vision for a flourishing African innovation landscape.”
AfriLabs’ Annual Gathering is the perfect opportunity to celebrate this growing community and plot the way forward for the continent’s innovation growth. This year’s theme aims to accelerate Africa’s digital economy, and with the strength of the AfriLabs community, join them in Kigali from October 11-13. Don’t miss out – learn more and be a part of this year’s Gathering here: https://afrilabsgathering.com.