Welcome to AfriLabs

Enabling Africa's Innovation Economy


Unlocking Potential, Igniting Innovation

AfriLabs is a dynamic innovation-focused organization empowering and building a community around innovation hubs and other stakeholders across various African countries.

Through active involvement with these hubs and their communities, we actively contribute to cultivating innovators and entrepreneurs, ultimately driving economic growth and social development throughout Africa.


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AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2024

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering serves as a platform for Africa’s innovation community to converge, collaborate, and drive forward the continent’s digital transformation. In 2023, hosted by Rwanda’s Minister of ICT, Hon. Paula Ingabire, the event in Kigali focused on “Accelerating Africa’s digital economy; by the strength of our community.” Stakeholders from diverse sectors came together to exchange knowledge and explore how collective action can propel Africa towards a fully digitized future by 2030.


Looking ahead, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2024, set to take place from the 5th – 8th of November at Cape Town Convention Centre (CTCC), is the 9th edition of the event and promises to be an exhilarating celebration bringing together the brightest minds, dynamic speakers, and visionaries from across the African continent. Under the banner of “Uniting Innovation,” the gathering embarks on a mission to establish a central hub where African innovators, policymakers, investors, startups, and thought leaders from around the globe can convene and magnify the influence of their concepts.


AfriLabs 10 Year Strategic Plan & Policy Pathways

Our Strategic Plan for 2021 - 2031

We are building the future of Africa today, laying the foundation for a thriving innovation economy in the continent.

Policy Pathways

Our comprehensive approach empowers governments to shape innovation-friendly policies and regulations, supporting startups and entrepreneurs throughout the continent.


Platforms & Initiatives

RevUp Women

RevUp Women Initiative is an enterprise development initiative for early-stage women-led businesses in Africa, designed to accelerate businesses into profitable & sustainable ventures that can stimulate the creation of jobs on the continent. 

Catalytic Africa

The Catalytic Africa Programme, a joint initiative by AfriLabs and African Business Angels Network (ABAN), raises funds from institutional partners to create a co-investment pool which serves as a matching fund to encourage investment in viable AfriLabs-affiliated startups by verified angel investors.

AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP)

This programme is designed to equip technology hubs with the skills needed to improve their ability and capacity to support the growing number of startups and MSMEs in their communities across Africa. The programme is funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) through the Digital Africa seed fund.


Our Progress in the Past Decade


Impacted innovators and innovation enablers across multiple sectors

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Project involvement across the continent to support programmes in communities in all 5 regions in Africa and globally.


% of projects supported were women focused


Join AfriLabs Community

Join our innovation ecosystem today and become part of a community dedicated to shaping the future of Africa!

AfriLabs Connect

Connecting The African Innovation Ecosystem

AfriLabs Connect is a dynamic platform that is dedicated to catalyzing the growth and transformation of the African technology ecosystem.


AfriLabs Connect mission is to empower innovators, startups, and stakeholders, fostering collaboration that not only accelerates progress within Africa but also contributes to a sustainable global future.

Working Mothers Guide

As the African Tech and Innovation ecosystem matures the workforce within it matures alongside it. This means that young working mothers now make up a large percentage of the workforce. So it goes without saying that understanding their needs and career goals are an important aspect of doing business today. Working mothers need more than a parental leave policy that lets them stay home (with pay) for a few weeks after the baby comes home. Working mothers want and need policies that are institutionalised to encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Unlock the Pulse of Innovation with AfriLabs & SVIYP

A self-paced investor readiness program

Silicon Valley In Your Pocket help high-potential founders build their startups, achieve traction and become investor-ready. The investor readiness evaluation framework empower the global community and can make connections with a network of 300+ angel investors, VC’s, and strategic partners.


News & Updates


Members Feedback


Hub Spotlight

Ventures Park

Ventures Park is a community-driven hub that’s home to entrepreneurs and talents who are solving Africa’s most difficult challenges. The Park supports these people by providing infrastructure and support for co-working, incubation, and acceleration with access to mentorships, funding, and markets


Our Partners & Supporters