Who we are

AfriLabs is a network organisation supporting Innovation Centers across African countries since 2011, founded upon the mission of building a community around the rapidly emerging technology hubs in Africa. 

These hubs serve as centers that provide support to African entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, and youths. By providing physical co-working and dedicated office spaces, as well as inclusive training and business, legal and financial support, we play an active role in helping to raise successful entrepreneurs who will create jobs and develop innovative solutions to African problems.

Meet our community

We are
292 Member Hubs
in 49 Countries
& still growing!

Our Impact

To view the scale of our impact during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, check out a concise report of our activities and of our community.

Hub managers and staff, ecosystem enablers trained on startup support best practices.
€ grants to host virtual meetups on COVID-19 and the SDGs.
€ to support venture support programmes in communities across the 5 regions in Africa.
% of projects supported were women focussed.

AfriLabs Annual Gathering

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is the largest convention of brilliant African innovation hub leaders and ecosystem builders on the continent. Over the years, it has served as an avenue where all actors in the innovation community ranging from hubs, startups, academia, investors, corporates and development agencies come together to understand various perspectives across several sectors.

AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme

The AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP) is a 36 months intensive capacity building for hubs across Africa. This programme is funded by the Digital Africa Seed Fund through the French Development Agency’s support.

Makini's Desk

Know more about AfriLabs activities, impact, partnerships and community via our blog, press releases and upcoming podcast, with love from Makini.

AfriLabs Elects a New Board Member

The AfriLabs Annual General Meeting held on the 7th October 2020 and it was the first Virtual General Meeting

Country in Focus: Kenya “East Africa’s Money Magnet”

To highlight the ever-growing and diversified community of the AfriLabs network, we are pleased to introduce our new series


Compte tenu de la pandémie COVID-19, de la santé et de la sauvegarde de notre communauté, la 5ème Réunion

AfriLabs and Djembe Consultants Partner to Produce Insights Report on Building a Resilient Innovative Africa in a COVID-19 World

Djembe Consultants Named Official Communications Partner for AfriLabs Virtual Annual Gathering AfriLabs,  the largest pan-Africa network of 225 technology and

AfriLabs admet 27 nouveaux membres et s’étend à 47 pays Africains

En accord avec sa vision d’une économie de l’innovation florissante en Afrique, menée par la puissance de sa communauté,

AfriLabs Admits 27 new members and expands to 47 African Countries

In line with its vision of a thriving innovation economy in Africa, driven by the power of its community, AfriLabs has

Ecosystem Insights

Access insights on the African Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Technological Ecosystem through our inclusive reports.

Member's Feedback

Ennovative Hub

Francis of Ennovate Hub, Tanzania speaks on the impact of AfriLabs on the hub and innovation ecosystem in the East Africa country

Douar Tech

Fay of Douar Tech, Morocco speaks on the impact of AfriLabs on the hub and the innovation ecosystem in the North Africa country


Berry of Centre d’Innovation de Lubumbashi Innovons Assemble, RDC speaks on the impact of AfriLabs on the hub and the innovation ecosystem in the Central Africa country.

Mazuzu Hub

Wangiwe of Mzuzu Entrepreneur Hub, Malawi speaks on the impact of AfriLabs on the hub and the innovation ecosystem in the Southern Africa country.

Hub Spotlight

Suguba is a hub located in Bamako, Mali and a member of the AfriLabs community. They provide a business development platform on a regional scale for budding entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs spearheaded by young people and women..

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