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Northern Africa
East Africa
West Africa
Southern Africa
International Initiatives


Northern Africa


icecairo logoicecairo is a technology innovation hub, which aims at accelerating Egypt’s economic growth by promoting market-driven and environmentally viable innovations. Cairo – Egypt >> | | @icecairo | YouTube | G+ | LinkedIn



East Africa


iHub logoiHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers, designers and researchers. […] It is a paradigm shift towards the areas where technology approaches a barrier, and new technologies emerge to cross it. Nairobi – Kenya >> | G+ | @iHub | | YouTube | flickr



iceaddis logoiceaddis is a self-sufficient business incubation and innovation community center aimed at supporting Ethiopia’s economic growth by tightening the constructive interaction between researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, creative workers and customers by promoting local technological solutions to the public. Addis Ababa – Ethiopia >> | @iceaddis |




West Africa


Un groupe de jeunes travailleurs et passionnés du Web, s’est inspiré de ces valeurs tirées d’un célèbre conte africain, et a créée l’organisation AKENDEWA. AKENDEWA se veut donc, une puissante organisation qui s’appuie sur les compétences de ses membres et possède une importante communauté motivée et dynamique. Abidjan – Côte d Ivoire >> | | @akendewa |




EtriLabs est un projet de Educational Technology and Research International (ETRI), une organisation non-gouvernementale 501(c)(3) dédiée à l’utilisation des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour le Développement (TICD). EtriLabs aide les développeurs, les entrepreneurs sociaux, les organisations non gouvernementales, les entreprises et les gouvernements à créer et/ou utiliser des solutions technologiques innovantes. Cotonou – Benin >> |



Hub Accra offers everything needed for dynamic startups to grow and scale. We believe nurturing young entrepreneurs is not only a way to turn great ideas into a reality, but also a way to solve some of the region’s and the world’s greatest challenges. Accra – Ghana >> | | @hubaccra



MEST logoThe Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa. […] Sourced from top graduates in Ghana and Nigeria, 20+ of these Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) are selected each year and receive comprehensive training across the spectrum of skills required to build successful tech businesses, including computer programming, software development, product management, finance, marketing, sales and leadership best practices. Accra – Ghana >> | | @MESTghana |


WOE labo“Petite république numérique” au quartier Djidjolé, définitivement “Fablab à niveau de rue”,… maintenant “Silicon Villa”, WɔɛLab est un espace d’innovation partagée où s’élabore au quotidien de nouvelles approches de la collaboration productive vertueuse en contexte africain, suivant le cahier des charges : #LowHighTech. Lomé – Togo >> | | @woelab


Southern Africa


bongoHive logoBongoHive equips and connects creative technologists by providing forums for collaboration, information and training for skills enhancement, and exposure of local talent to potential clients, investors and partners. It provides a place for the local tech community to meet, swap experience, and attend training, networking and hackathon events. Lusaka – Zambia >> | | @BongoHive | Linkedin | flickr




Silicon Cape logoThe Silicon Cape Initiative is a non-profit, community owned and driven movement, that aims to improve the environment in the Western Cape South Africa to create more and better startups as well as increase access to capital. It is a community of techentrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles they play in the future of South Africa. Cape Town – South Africa >> | | @SiliconCape



joziHub logojozihub is a co-creation space dedicated to creating sustainable change in Africa. South Africa has the most developed telecommunications industry on the continent (there are more Sim cards than people). Within the context of this dynamic country, Johannesburg continues to be the engine room of the African economy and the perfect location for an incubator created to kickstart & accelerate innovation in the tech and social spheres. We foster a culture of openness and innovation – providing a space to share ideas, collaborate and explore the opportunities created by the social and technological changes which are transforming our continent. In addition to providing a stimulating working environment we provide our members with access to a network of innovators and inspirational events and activities. Johannesburg – South Africa >> | @JoziHub | G+ | flickr



bih logoThe Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) Science and Technology Park is located strategically on a 57 hectare site, near the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport and adjacent to the Diamond Technology Park. […] The focal point of the Hub is to provide state-of-the art buildings and facilities to attract domestic, regional and global companies to locate business as well as research and development activities within the Park, and promote technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship. The Science and Technology Park offers high quality road infrastructure, street lighting, and power and ICT connectivity. In addition to the facilities, BIH offers special incentives to companies and institutions that are registered with it. Gaborone – Botswana >> | YouTube



International Initiatives


vc4africa_logoThe Africa platform for startup funding. VC4Africa is the largest online community of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to building game changing companies on the continent. Entrepreneurs have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and private deal rooms. Investor Pro Account users can set up intelligent alerts, follow progress, conduct due diligence and connect directly with the continent’s leading entrepreneurs. The community has members in 159 countries and meetups have been hosted in more than 50 cities around the world. >> | | | YouTube | flickr | G+



AfriLabs-logoAs a network organization, AfriLabs builds on a common vision to promote the growth and development of the African technology sector. As a community, we believe that by working together individual labs improve their chances of success, of generating more success stories and creating greater opportunities for their members. >>




LIONS@FRICA was launched by public and private sector organizations that recognized the need for coordination and collaboration around Africa’s growing technology sector.  These Founding Partners are the LIONS working tirelessly to unleash Africa’s innovation potential. LIONS@FRICA also benefits from assistance from a variety of Supporting Partners that help to further our goal to deepen Africa’s innovation ecosystem. Finally, entrepreneurs are at the heart of everything we do and are the real LIONS. Learn more.



Humanipo_logoHumanIPO is a top pan-African technology news site, with journalists based in all the continent’s major hubs covering Africa’s technological revolution. Whether it is startups, innovations or big tech business, you can read about it first on HumanIPO. We truly are the home to African tech. HumanIPO is also a community of people creating something new in Africa – starting businesses, investing in new technologies and joining startups. >>


cheetah fundThe Cheetah Fund aims to support African pioneers with seed money to kick-start or boost their world changing projects. If pioneers manage to crowdfund at least 30% of their target amount via 1%Club within 30 days, The Cheetah Fund will grant them the remaining amount.



1379612_524069497681942_1629500590_nMade in Africa – a true story about digital innovation’. This movie will be a cliché-breaking documentary about African innovation culture. Made in Africa will tell the story of a young generation of Africans on the rise, striving for success and independence, a story of innovation and technological revolution. “Made in Africa” will portray leading figures in different countries, tell their personal story and connect them to the bigger picture of the dynamic changes the continent is undergoing.



ampion venture bus logoThe AMPION Venture Bus is an initiative to create innovation through technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. The idea behind AMPION’s Venture Bus is simple – 40 Entrepreneurs for 5 days on 1 bus! Designers, business experts and developers meet on the Venture Bus and team up to create innovative startups providing solutions to local challenges in Africa.



SKA logoThe SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. The scale of the SKA represents a huge leap forward in both engineering and research & development towards building and delivering a radio telescope, and will deliver a correspondingly transformational increase in science capability when operational. >> |





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