AfriLabs, the pan-African network of tech and innovation hubs has admitted 20 new hubs to its network, expanding its membership to 174 hubs in 45 countries across Africa.
“AfriLabs is excited to admit such innovative members who are eager to contribute to the thriving African tech and innovative ecosystem. We strongly believe in the ability of African hubs to steer innovation on the continent that will stimulate socio-economic development in Africa. Welcome to the Network!’’ Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, AfriLabs, said.
In West Africa, AfriLabs grew its community in Nigeria with Box Office Hub, MusterPoint Coworking Space, Exponential Hub, RAD5 Tech Hub, Cedar Hive, Capital Square and Cavic Hub.
Other new West African members include Tarkwa Entrepreneurship Development Hub in Ghana, Seme City in the Republic of Benin, OVillage in Cote d’Ivoire and Suguba in Mali.
New members in East Africa include GearBox in Kenya, blueMoon and Startup Factory in Ethiopia, IdeiaLab in Mozambique and Ennovate Hub in Tanzania, while Dream Factory Innovation in Botswana is the new member from Southern Africa. Those from Northern Africa are Junub Open Space in South Sudan and LaFactory by Screendy in Morocco.
AfriLabs also welcomed Afrobytes in France as a part of its diaspora members.