AfriLabs announced last week about hitting 100 hub mark with adding 40 new places. They have entered six new countries with this addition; Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land, Cote D’Ivoire, Angola, and Mali. Founded in 2011, AfriLabs is touted to be the most extensive network of tech hubs for networking and knowledge sharing.
The network was launched with five hubs Nailab Kenya, iHub Kenya, HiveColab Uganda, Activ Spaces Cameroun and Banta Labs Senegal. In the last seven years, the presence has reached 30 countries.
On achieving this feat, Executive Director of AfriLabs, Anna Ekeledo, said; ” We are pleased to report AfriLabs continued success in expanding its network. We started with five hubs in 2011, and we are now celebrating 100 members in 2018. The journey to 100 hubs has been an interesting one. We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response from our network members and the tech and entrepreneurial community at large. Here’s to 100 more.”
The tech hub network is aimed at knowledge sharing, collaboration, and capacity building. In the past, AfriLabs has organized the AfriLabs Annual Gathering for two years running now with partners like Making All Voices Count (MAVC), Microsoft 4Afrika, Facebook, Hivos, etc. AfriLabs has also organized ecosystem events like the 1% Club ‘Supersize The Valley’ Conference and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) ICT4SI West Africa Workshop in 2017.
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