AfriLabs annual gathering set for Accra in October

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Pan-African tech hub network AfriLabs has confirmed its annual gathering will take place in October in Accra, Ghana, aimed at allowing representatives of the African innovation ecosystem to share ideas.

The AfriLabs meetup will take place on October 25-27 at the iSpace Foundation, with Making All Voices Count (MAVC) the primary sponsor.

AfriLabs is the first pan-African network of technology innovation hubs in Africa which connects tech hubs with investors and entrepreneurs. Its annual gathering looks to provide a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs.

It will welcome attendees from hub managers, startups, innovators and local developer communities from over 20 African countries, with other stakeholders including local, regional and international development agencies, angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate organisations that support the innovation ecosystem in Africa.

“Unlike other technology conferences focused on just big government or telecoms, this gathering will focus on the grassroots innovation ecosystem, their funders, and the local governments. It will provide an opportunity to showcase indigenous innovations, start-ups and help expand the orientation and frontiers of the same,” AfriLabs said.

Sector focuses includes agritech, mobile tech and e-commerce, public sector innovations, good governance and media, healthcare, education, digital penetration and inclusive adoption.

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