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AfriLabs Adds New Hubs to its Thriving Innovation Community

AfriLabs hits a significant milestone of expanding from 462 to 478 hubs represented in 260 cities across 53 African nations.

AfriLabs has added new hubs into its dynamic community, further cementing its role as a catalyst for innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration across Africa.

In a press statement, Mayssa Mrabet, Director of the community at AfriLabs said, “We’re thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our 16 newest members joining the vibrant AfriLabs Innovation and Technology family.”

Mrabet expressed excitement about the network’s growth — which has hit a significant milestone of expanding from 462 to 478 hubs represented in 260 cities across 53 African nations.

“It fills us with immense pride to embrace these fresh additions, united in our shared mission to foster robust entrepreneurship collaboration throughout Africa,” remarked Mrabet. “Together, we’re paving the way for a stronger, more dynamic future in African innovation.”

The new hubs joining the network include;

North Africa: REDSTART TUNISIA, ILEY’COM, Impact Partner, Future Islands, and EgyptInnovate platform.

West Africa: COUVEUSE PAPRICAI, EarlyFounders Labs, ACity Technology & Entrepreneurship Foundation, ZEBOX West Africa, and OnlineHubNG.

East Africa: C4DLab-Computing for Development Lab, Agri Frontier Growth Hub, and JASIRI.

South Africa: Silulo Foundation, UWC Future-Innovation Lab, and Entrepreneurial Planning Institute – DigBiz Network.

The new hubs also expressed their enthusiasm for joining the network:

“We feel very excited to be joining a community of like-minded impact creators, who not only talk about problems but are doing things to solve them, and we look forward to collaborations, partnerships, and more impact within the AfriLabs network,” said David Ogunshola, Founder at EarlyFounders Labs.

Aline Kabanda, Regional Director at Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Rwanda (AGGPR) said, “Jasiri is proud to join the AfriLabs pan-African network of innovation enablers and other stakeholders.” Adding “We are excited to connect and collaborate with fellow members of the AfriLabs network, harnessing the community to exchange knowledge, insights, and resources to better support our entrepreneurs.”

Andrew Ritchie, Managing Director at Agri Frontier Hub also expressed his excitement and said, “AfriLabs’ extensive network and resources present unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth.” Adds “We are eager to tap into this vibrant ecosystem, leveraging shared knowledge and connections to not only enhance our initiatives but also contribute significantly to the continent’s sustainable development.”

Ritchie also noted that Agri Frontier Growth Hub’s membership with AfriLabs is a milestone that underscores their commitment to fostering innovation in agriculture across Africa

AfriLabs the pan-African Association of Innovation Enablers continues to serve as a driving force for innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa, providing its member hubs with access to resources, capacity-building programs, and networking opportunities to scale their impact.



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