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jeudi, février 10, 2011

Afrilabs Links Entrepreneurs, Startups, Tech Communities in Africa

"Erik Hersman, director of operations at the non-profit Ushahidi, today announced the launch of a network of startup incubators and tech communities throughout Africa. Dubbing the new venture Afrilabs, the network is meant to connect a thriving scene of tech entrepreneurs involved in such outfits as iHub in Kenya, Hive Colab in Uganda, ActivSpaces in Cameroon, Nailab in Kenya, and Banta Labs in Senegal. In addition to integrating incubators throughout the continent, Hersman and his colleagues are also in the process of starting an investment fund for seed capital investments "that are accessible to startups that come through the different labs," Hersman tells Fast Company."

A great initiative that shouldn't go unnoticed. This is the first collaboration of tech incubators on the continent, as far as I recall. It would help connect the actors (investors and innovators included) of the African technology community.

more on this here.