AfriLabs, the network of technology and innovation hubs across Afrika, has reached a significant milestone of having a total of a 100 technology and innovation hubs as members of its network. This is because it recently admitted an additional 40 new hubs to its network.
This now means that AfriLabs has 100 member hubs spread across 30 Afrikan countries.
A map of the AfriLabs member hubs.
"We are pleased to report AfriLabs continued success in expanding its network. We started with 5 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 overwhelming positive response from our network members and the tech and entrepreneurial community at large. Here’s to 100 more," said Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs.
The addition of the 40 new technology and innovation hubs also sees AfriLabs extending its presence to 6 new countries across the continent, namely, Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land, Cote D’Ivoire, Angola and Mali. Apart from being a network of Afrikan technology and innovation hubs, AfriLabs also hosts an annual event known as the "AfriLabs Annual Gathering" where all its member hubs and stakeholders come together. The aim of the gathering is generally to discuss issues that affect the technology and innovation ecosystem in Afrika in general abd try to come up with innovative solutions as well as looking to foster collaboration.
The new members of the AfriLabs network across the 5 regions are:
Altoufikh International Chad, NexGen Technology Center Cameroon, Kivu Hub Congo-Kinshasa.
iCODE Ghana, Founders Hub Nigeria, Innovation Growth Hub Nigeria, Passion Incubator Nigeria, Civic Foundation for Innovation Nigeria, Honode Hub Ghana, Aiivon Innovation Hub Nigeria, Uplift Hub Nigeria, Roothub Accelerator Systems Nigeria, Tentmaker Ghana, CoLab Nigeria, Tribe Nigeria, Digital Development Hub Nigeria, Olotu Square Nigeria, Diaspo Hub Mali, Impact Hub Bamako Mali, DoniLab Mali, ALFTech Hub Nigeria, BabyLab Cote d’Ivoire.
Innovate Ventures Somalia, Mashinani Hub Kenya, Wired Startups Morocco, Eldo Hub Innovation Centre Kenya,, Sahara Accelerator Tanzania,, Nairobi Garage Kenya, Iris Hub Rwanda, Swahilipot Hub Kenya.
Incubme Algeria, Cairo Hackerspace Egypt, Sylabs Algeria.
Softstart Business and Technology Incubator South Africa, Green Innovation Hub (GiHUB) Zimbabwe, Y-BECA Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation South Africa, Injini South Africa, Shinga Entrepreneurship and Learning Hub Zimbabwe, iZone Hub Zimbabwe.