Innovation hubs have a major impact on Africa as they offer support services to startups by developing high potential entrepreneurs that stimulate economic growth and social development across the continent.
However, we noticed that not much coverage is given to their stories compared to other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
To solve this problem, AfriLabs, an African innovation ecosystem support organization with a membership network of 240 innovation hubs in 48 African countries is partnering with techbuild.africa, an online platform dedicated to providing information on startups, funding and events across the African continent, to create and publish content focused on innovation hubs in Africa to create more awareness for innovation hubs on the continent via storytelling and capacity building.
Joshua Omena .A., Communications Manager, AfriLabs said:
“Everyone knows the African startups making exits, closing incredible funding rounds and expanding into new regions.
But not a lot of people know how innovation hubs in Africa are accelerating and incubating ideas at early growth stages and building the capacities of entrepreneurs to grow relevant companies.
“That’s why we are excited about this partnership with techbuild.africa. We finally have an opportunity to put the spotlight on these unsung heroes.”
This synergy will allow hubs within our network to have a platform that highlights their impact, stories and also give hubs more visibility that will open them to more opportunities.
Also, masterclasses will be organized to further assist Hubs in building a proper communication framework within their various communities and further increase their impact.
Also speaking on the media collaboration with AfriLabs, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, Founder of techbuild.africa expressed his delight on the development:
“We believe that Africa is the new frontier for innovation and that is why we support this work with AfriLabs.
This partnership is poised to add immense value to Africa’s innovation ecosystem as we would leverage our years of experience in the media space to reach a wider African audience”
AfriLabs is a network organization of 240 innovation centres across 48 African countries, supporting hubs to raise successful entrepreneurs that will create jobs and develop innovative solutions to African problems.
AfriLabs provides an environment characterized by open collaboration, technical innovation and support for the technological community at large.
The Organization is committed to capacity building, mentorship, networking and forming bonds that will serve as building blocks for the next generation of thinking.
techbuild.africa is a bold and innovative media platform dedicated to providing information on startups, funding & events across the continent that would amplify the work young Africans are doing daily to build products and solutions that can transform the continent’s future.
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