We at AfriLabs are thrilled to announce our continued expansion as we work towards building thriving innovation and digital economies throughout Africa. Our latest addition, the Kingdom of Eswatini, as well as the five new cities of Matsapha, Zanzibar, Baidoa, Ota, and Musanze, have joined our community. As the largest pan-African association of innovation enablers, we are excited to increase our reach and impact.
We are proud to welcome 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 to our association of hubs. These additions will strengthen our efforts to achieve a fully digitalized Africa by 2030, as we continue to connect our hub members to a network of other stakeholders, lead innovation policy advocacy, and increase their capabilities through funding, collaborations, and knowledge sharing. We aim to enhance local African innovation ecosystems and provide better support for creating investment-worthy digital startups and businesses.
We are optimistic about the impact our continuous expansion will have on Africa’s innovation and digital sector. As Mayssa Mrabet, our Director of Community, says, “AfriLabs will continue nurturing, supporting, and celebrating innovative ecosystems across the continent.”
Our new members are equally excited to be a part of our growing network. Mely Monique, the Founder and CEO of Eureka Geo in Cameroon, states, “Becoming a member of AfriLabs is a unique chance for us to be part of the African digital ecosystem and access numerous opportunities.” 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.”
We are looking forward to celebrating this growing community and plotting the way forward for the continent’s innovation growth at our Annual Gathering in Kigali from October 11-13. This year’s theme aims to accelerate Africa’s digital economy, and with the strength of the AfriLabs community, we invite you to join us. Don’t miss out – learn more and be a part of this year’s Gathering here: https://afrilabsgathering.com.