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AfriLabs welcomes new hubs to its thriving innovation community, spanning across Africa. (Image source: AfriLabs)

AfriLabs has announced the admission of several new hubs into its ever-expanding community, reinforcing its pivotal role in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration throughout the continent 

In this latest expansion, North Africa welcomes REDSTART TUNISIA, ILEY’COM, Impact Partner, Future Islands, and the EgyptInnovate platform into the AfriLabs family. Meanwhile, Western Africa sees the inclusion of COUVEUSE PAPRICAI, EarlyFounders Labs, ACity Technology & Entrepreneurship Foundation, ZEBOX West Africa, and OnlineHubNG.

Eastern Africa warmly embraces C4DLab-Computing for Development Lab, Agri Frontier Growth Hub, and JASIRI, while South Africa sees the addition of Silulo Foundation, UWC Future-Innovation Lab, and Entrepreneurial Planning Institute – DigBiz Network.

Mayssa Mrabet, director of the community at AfriLabs, expressed excitement about the network’s growth, stating: “We’re thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our 16 newest members joining the vibrant AfriLabs Innovation and Technology family!

"With joy, we celebrate reaching this significant milestone as our network expands 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 the continent. Together, we’re paving the way for a stronger, more dynamic future in African innovation.”

The new hubs also expressed their enthusiasm to be joining AfriLabs large network:

“Our entry into the innovation and entrepreneurship development space was driven by a combination of passion and a desire to catalyze holistic change that will have economic impact on our communities and nation. We initially thought we were alone, but when we got to see and hear the work AfriLabs was doing across the continent, we knew we needed to become a part of this community. 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,” remarked David Ogunshola, founder at EarlyFounders Labs.

Aline Kabanda, regional director at Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Rwanda (AGGPR), expressed their excitement, saying: “Jasiri is proud to join the Afrilabs pan-African network of innovation enablers and other stakeholders. We strongly believe in the power of community to nurture responsible entrepreneurship and foster an environment conducive to the success of our ventures. 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.”

“We are excited about Agri Frontier Growth Hub’s membership with AfriLabs. This milestone underscores our commitment to fostering innovation in agriculture across Africa. AfriLabs’ extensive network and resources present unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth. 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.,” stated Andrew Ritchie, managing director at Agri Frontier Hub.

AfriLabs 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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