Earlier this year, a call was made to AfriLabs members to bid for the 2020 AfriLabs Annual Gathering. Based on the responses we got, we are pleased to inform the network that we have two bidders for the 2020 AfriLabs Annual Gathering. Please note that voting for the location will be carried out during the AfriLabs Annual Gathering.
Elevator Pitch: HABAKA was the first pole for the promotion of technology and entrepreneurship in Madagascar. HABAKA currently has a Coworking space, a Fablab, and nearly 200 members in four communities which include: the machine learning community, the Gamedev community, the GeoTech community, and the HAIKINTANA community, which concerns ‘astronomy. In partnerships with both local and international organizations, such as the World Bank, Giz, the European Union, the International Organization of La Francophonie, Creative Engine, among others, HABAKA manifested itself for its community through various projects, events, and activities to support the Malagasy startups.
Elevator Pitch: “In our hub, we strive to bring forth technology that matters for topics that matter to us Africans in meaningful progress to reach sustainability. We want to “decode” Africa more to participate in re-coding it! We believe African startup ecosystems thrive as long as they unite, beyond old ways of doing business and outdated legacies, one of them being to separate Subsaharan Africa from Northern Africa! Setting up the next Afrilabs meeting in Morocco will send a strong signal that Africa is one when it comes to building a sustainable future!”