African Hubs Network AfriLabs adds 28 New Members
Pan-African innovation hub network AfriLabs has added an additional 28 new members to expand its total membership to 268 across 49 countries.
AfriLabs is a network of technology hubs in Africa founded in 2011 with the aim of supporting the growth and development of tech hubs in African communities so as to raise tech inclined entrepreneurs in Africa’s business space and stimulate economic growth in Africa.
The new networks to join from Western Africa are Ilorin Innovation Hub, Unimak Workflow Innovation Hub, Duapa Werkspace, 8thGear Hub, Cirkle Labs, Equilibrium Zone, Fobespace Hub, The Hub, GoGlobal Hub, Dare to Innovate, Vision Incubation Hub, Noni Hub, Impact Cove and The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law Innovation Hubs.
From East Africa, new members are Institute of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SIMAD University), Muni University Business Incubation Centre (Muni University), SNDBX International, WITU Hub, DICOS Incubator LLP, Com’Work, Nakuru Box Innovation Centre and The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law Innovation Hubs.
From Central Africa, WETECH, Youth Business Cameroon (YBC), Startup Factory Djibouti, Kum’lab, and Akewa Accelerateur became a part of the AfriLabs family, while Innovation Co-Lab Durban and The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law Innovation Hubs join from Southern Africa. Also added are 249 Startups and The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law Innovation Hubs from Northern Africa.
According to Anna Ekeledo the executive director of AfriLabs, the community is still open to innovation hubs in Africa willing to join the network as it is still committed to the growth of tech hubs and the economy of Africa.