The AfriLabs Annual Gathering annually provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs in the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators (entrepreneurs), corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene,network and share knowledge.
The AfriLabs Annual Gathering has been held in different regions across Africa; from Ghana in 2016, to Egypt in 2017 and now Tanzania in 2018.
In 2016 , the Annual Gathering was held in Accra, Ghana hosted by hub member, iSpace Foundation and sponsored by MAVC (Making All Voices Count) and Microsoft 4Afrika. The theme of the gathering was ‘Making Tech Ecosystem Count’. In attendance were over 200 key stakeholders that included entrepreneurs (local innovators from tech hubs), investors, corporate organizations , government and developmental agencies represented by organizations such as UNFPA, USAID, Ghana Angel Investor Network and Oracle.
In 2017, the Annual Gathering was held in Cairo, Egypt hosted by hub member, The District as a joint conference with The Hivos Coworking Summit. The name of the conference was ‘Future of African Cities’ and had partners like The French University in Sherouk City, The American University in Cairo, Facebook, Wasabi, Ethiopian Airlines and Progrss. There were over 300 attendees which included members of both the AfriLabs and Hivos networks of tech hubs and coworking/creative spaces across Africa and stakeholders like VC4A, ABAN, Google For Africa, 1% Club, GSMA, Merck Accelerator, among others.
The 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 is being co-organized with Sahara Sparks which is the largest innovation and technology entrepreneurship event in East Africa as AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 & Sahara Sparks 2018. The gathering will be taking place from 11th – 13th October 2018 at Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Learn more about past Gatherings.